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Interview with Craig Schaefer (Interviewed by Mihir Wanchoo)

Official Author WebsiteRead Fantasy Book Critic's review of Winter's ReachRead Fantasy Book Critic's review of The Instruments Of ControlCraig Schaefer is an indie author who has burst onto the scene with his dark, pulpy urban fantasy thrillers titled the Daniel Faust series. Show More Summary

The Words After War Interview with Sara Novi? by Jesse Goolsby

Sara Novi? is the author of Girl at War, a novel of incredible richness that investigates the devastation of the Yugoslavian civil war and the deep yearning for identity and place by one its survivors. The critically acclaimed book has been selected as a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice and garnered a starred review from Booklist. Show More Summary

Shorties (China Mieville's Favorite Books, A New Wavves Song, and more)

Author China Mieville discussed his favorite books at The Week. Stream a new Wavves song. R.I.P., author and critic Alan Cheuse. The Quietus shared an excerpt from Sylvie Simmons' biography, Serge Gainsbourg: A Fistful Of Gitanes. Powell's listed 25 women...

GIVEAWAY: Win a Copy of The Unnoticeables by Robert Brockway

Fantasy Book Critic is celebrating the recent release of The Unnoticeables by Robert Brockwayby offering a giveaway of this new fantasy/horror book! We have three copies to give away to three lucky winners! If you haven't stopped byShow More Summary

Mad Men Carousel: The Complete Critical Companion

3 days agoHumor / odd :

One of my favorite movie/TV critics, Matt Zoller Seitz, is coming out with a book this fall on Mad Men called Mad Men Carousel: The Complete Critical Companion. Mad Men Carousel, authored by Abrams' bestselling author Matt Zoller Seitz, will gather all of Seitz's widely read (and discussed) Mad Men essays in a single volume. Show More Summary

We asked the guy behind @GSElevator about deviance, debauchery, and what he'll tell his kids about banking

Editor's note: We sent John LeFevre, aka @GSElevator, a list of questions about his new book, "Straight to Hell: True Tales of Deviance, Debauchery, And Billion-Dollar Deals." Here are his answers. Business Insider: Some critics of your book, which is now a New York Times bestseller, have said that it's just a bunch of Wall Street clichés. Show More Summary

Dr. Seuss’s New Book As Important Cultural Criticism

“Even the most skeptical reader will surely admire What Pet Should I Get?, in its initial printing of one million copies, as a text on the front lines of the revolution – and as a satire of old forms, perhaps, and at the very least an attempt at parody.”

My World Of Flops: Baby-selling case file #41: Cop Rock

My World Of Flops is Nathan Rabin’s survey of books, television shows, musical releases, or other forms of entertainment that were financial flops, critical failures, or lack a substantial cult following. It’s remarkable that I’ve somehow...Show More Summary

Morning roundup: New York Times flap may not be nail-biter as paper roundly defends expose

Good morning. Literati duel as Times chides New York Review of Books criticism Former Times reporter Richard Bernstein took after the big expose on the nail salon industry, both benefiting from and compromised by his role as a day spa owner. Show More Summary

4 Ways to Get Attention by Rocking the Boat

Lots of people make careers out of controversy. But constant controversy can take a toll. You could get by with a lot of controversy in the early days of your blog or books in order to gain critical mass. But soon you’ll need to take your foot off that particular pedal. Show More Summary

One Good Dragon Deserves Another by Rachel Aaron (Reviewed by Mihir Wanchoo)

Official Author Website Pre-order “One Good Dragon Deserves Another” HERERead the first three chapters HERE Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of "Nice Dragons Finish Last"Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of "The Spirit Thief" Read Fantasy...Show More Summary

Aziz Ansari Explains Casting His Mom And Dad In Netflix’s ‘Master Of None’ – TCA

Netflix’s Master of None is sort of based on Aziz Ansari’s stand-up, and kinda based on his book Modern Romance, but "we're really trying to do a wide breadth of topics and subject matter," Ansari told TV critics this afternoon at Summer...Show More Summary

Gaming the Batman: A 300-Page Book on the Art of 'Arkham'

A moody Batman concept by John Gravato, including an early Batarang design. All images courtesy of Rocksteady Studios and Daniel Wallace © Abrams Books, 2015 It's a major first for the critically acclaimed Batman video game series: Art...Show More Summary

How to Stay Safe When the Big One Comes

For most of the past three years, I’ve worked as a book critic, which is not a job that affords me many opportunities to scare the living daylights out of my readers. (Authors, occasionally; readers, no.) But earlier this month, when...Show More Summary

With 99% Bookings Coming From App, Ola To Go App-Only From Next Month

While Flipkart’s decision to go app only has been severely criticized, Ola’s decision to go app-only may not raise too many eyebrows. In fact, if anything it is good thing for consumers as well as the company. Previously, Ola allowed...Show More Summary

GUEST POST: Robert Brockway: Author of The Unnoticeables

Visit Robert Brockway's Website Here Watch the Book Trailer for The Unnoticeables Here Fantasy Book Critic is pleased to welcome Robert Brockway. Robert is a Senior Editor and columnist for and is the author of the latest urban fantasy/horror novel, The Unnoticeables. Show More Summary

The Final Printing

“Speaking of books… Sorry, but I put the Wikipedia pages in for Novels, as well as Fiction, and also Literary Criticism, Literary Theory and also Literary Modernism, just because it seems like it would be really agonizing if everyone had to go through all that again. I hid Poetry and French New Wave inside the […]

Shorties (The Kafka on the Shore Play Reviewed, An Interview with Jessica Hopper, and more)

Variety and the Hollywood Reporter reviewed the theatrical adaptation of Haruki Murakami's novel Kafka on the Shore. Hello Giggles interviewed Jessica Hopper about her book The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic. Howler Magazine reassessed Bill...

Citizen on the Stage

Claudia Rakine’s Citizen: An American Lyric, which won the Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry and was included in our own list of “Nine Books for the Post-Ferguson Era,” has been adapted for the stage, and previews are beginning in Los Angeles. Graywolf, the independent press behind Citizen, The Empathy Exams and On Immunity: An […]

"Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances" by Neil Gaiman (Reviewed by Will Byrnes)

Official Author WebsiteOrder Trigger Warning HERERead Fantasy Book Critic's review of The Graveyard BookRead Fantasy Book Critic's review of The Ocean At The End Of LaneRead The New Yorker Profile on Neil GaimanOVERVIEW/ANALYSIS: "The...Show More Summary

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