R.P. Finch

R. P. Finch received his Ph.D. from Duke University (where he taught in the Philosophy department), and his J.D. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He practiced law in Atlanta, Georgia and currently lives with his wife in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is the author of Skin in the Game (Livingston Press)
Lindsey Drager’s ‘The Avian Hourglass’ Is Wonderfully Weird

Lindsey Drager’s ‘The Avian Hourglass’ Is Wonderfully Weird

While navigating many odd circumstances, Lindsey Drager’s The Avian Hourglass provides a continuous stream of consciousness; scientific, literary, and philosophical.

War Fever in Norman Lock’s ‘The Caricaturist’

War Fever in Norman Lock’s ‘The Caricaturist’

In Norman Lock’s The Caricaturist, the characters find themselves in a fraught time of war fever just as one century dies and a new one is born.

Colin Barrett’s Debut Novel ‘Wild Houses’ Unfolds Predictably

Colin Barrett’s Debut Novel ‘Wild Houses’ Unfolds Predictably

The narrative in Colin Barrett’s debut novel Wild Houses unfolds predictably, without much in the way of plot twists or surprises.

Personhood and Performance in Alexis Soloski’s ‘Here in the Dark’

Personhood and Performance in Alexis Soloski’s ‘Here in the Dark’

Alexis Soloski’s Here in the Dark illuminates the act of performance (no matter the stage) and the notion of stepping into and out of one’s personhood.

Living with Uncertainty in ‘The Sterns Are Listening’

Living with Uncertainty in ‘The Sterns Are Listening’

Below the surface clutter of its frenetic plot line, The Sterns Are Listening deftly deals with dwelling ‘peacefully in doubt’.

We Can Only Imagine: The Consciousness of Physics

We Can Only Imagine: The Consciousness of Physics

Physicist Ulf Danielsson’s The World Itself pins the powerful, slippery imagination and its impressive ideas about consciousness to matter’s messy, impermanent state.

David Duchovny’s Mystery Novella ‘The Reservoir’ Drifts Between Fact and Hallucination

David Duchovny’s Mystery Novella ‘The Reservoir’ Drifts Between Fact and Hallucination

David Duchovny’s novella The Reservoir drifts into the murky depths of the fever dream state of isolation and dislocation.

Michael Imperioli’s ‘The Perfume Burned His Eyes’ Could Be Titled In the Thrall

Michael Imperioli’s ‘The Perfume Burned His Eyes’ Could Be Titled In the Thrall

Emmy-winning actor Michael Imperioli’s debut novel, The Perfume Burned His Eyes seems at first a coming-of-age tale, but its tumultuous thralldom is a swift current.

Hypochondria Sets the Rules for ‘Here Is a Game We Could Play’

Hypochondria Sets the Rules for ‘Here Is a Game We Could Play’

Hypochondria, obsession, and confusion set the rules for a love affair in Jenny Bitner’s excellent debut novel, Here Is a Game We Could Play.

Debut Novel ‘The Wild Hunt’ Sets a Celtic Legend on the Loose

Debut Novel ‘The Wild Hunt’ Sets a Celtic Legend on the Loose

The uncontrollable violence of the natural and the supernatural in Celtic Legend take to the wing in Emma Seckel’s debut novel The Wild Hunt.

Debut Novel ‘The Sturgeon’s Heart’ Navigates Tricky Currents

Debut Novel ‘The Sturgeon’s Heart’ Navigates Tricky Currents

Poet and short fiction writer Amy E. Casey’s debut novel The Sturgeon’s Heart explores identity through hiding within life’s tricky currents.

Julia Armfield’s ‘Our Wives Under the Sea’ Is a Brilliantly Submersive Tale

Julia Armfield’s ‘Our Wives Under the Sea’ Is a Brilliantly Submersive Tale

Julia Armfield’s Our Wives Under the Sea seamlessly blends mystery, gothic horror, dual narratives, looping time, and multiple genres into an enchanting whole.