There's something ugly at the heart of this story of superheroics, something that utterly conflicts with the book's sometimes better nature.
04 May 2016
Formally inventive, beautifully written and thematically dense, Brendan Connell's latest collection is a multi-layered anthology that compels multiple readings.
04 Feb 2016
The Incarnations works perfectly as a collection of studied, precise short stories unified by simple but powerful themes and a bevy of stylistic strengths.
02 Dec 2015
Ligotti's stories seem almost violently unpalatable. They afford neither easy resolutions nor the seemingly ambiguous but ultimately fulfilling pleasures of so many mystery stories.
16 Nov 2015
If Sjöberg's stylistic tics are an impediment to real investigation, they at least provide an aesthetic pleasure all their own.
27 Aug 2015
Johnathan Galassi's send-up to the publishing industry and his own past offers nothing to the tradition it so lionizes.
05 Aug 2015
If sometimes flawed, often confusing and always marked by challenging style, Thomas McGuane's Crow Fair remains a remarkable offering from one of America's finest writers.
29 Jun 2015
Though Cristina Henriquez's entrancing prose promises to save this poorly plotted and contrived mess, it ultimately dooms it.
18 May 2015
This anthology is meant to study two of the most lively artistic fields on the planet, and yet it's bogged down by articles of no great substance and no great joy.
05 May 2015
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