5 December, 2022

LitStack Picks!

Book Launch: The Best American Science Fiction And Fantasy 2022

The Best American Science Fiction And Fantasy 2022by John Joseph Adams; Rebecca RoanhorseMariner Books Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author and guest editor Rebecca Roanhorse...

Announcing the Winners of the 2022 World Fantasy Awards

The World Fantasy Awards are given each year for outstanding achievement in fantasy fiction published during the previous calendar year. Organized and overseen by the...

The Incredible Tolkien-ness of Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

I had love expectations for Amazon’s Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. It is based mostly on the Second Age of Middle Earth,...

In Their Prime – 5 Novels from the 1970s You Must Read

Introduction The 1970s was a decade of change and upheaval for the United States. With the Vietnam War still raging, protests spilling from campuses onto...

5 Great Monologues in Literature

The Words That Trap Our Attention The things we remember most in our favorite novels are the words that trap our attention, secure a place...

LitStack Reviews

Litstack Review – Blind Man’s Bluff, by James Tate Hill

Blind Man's Bluff: A Memoir, by James Tate Hill W. W. Norton & Company August 3, 2021 978-0-393-86717-6 “I wasn’t a big fan of the...

Litstack Review: And There Was Evening And There Was Morning, by Mike Smith

And There was Evening And There Was Morning, Essays on Illness, Loss, and Love, by Mike Smith (WTAW Press) “Mourning,” Hilary Mantel wrote, “is work....

LitStack Rec: Speedbumps: Flooring It Through Hollywood & American Born Chinese

Speedbumps: Flooring It Through Hollywood, by Teri Garr Think of Teri Garr, and likely it’s as the outspoken girl next door, the slightly off-kilter girlfriend,...

LitStaff Recs: This Boy’s Life & Kiss & Tell

This Boy's Life: A Memoir, by Tobias Wolff  First published in 1989, Tobias Wolff’s This Boy’s Life has since become a classic of the contemporary memoir,...

LitStack Review: The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

The Princess DiaristCarrie FisherBlue Rider PressRelease Date:  November 22, 2016ISBN 978-0-3991-7359-2 In her 1984 semi-biographical novel Postcards from the Edge, readers were introduced to actor...

LitStack Review: Born a Crime – Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

Born A Crime - Stories from a South African ChildhoodTrevor NoahRandom HouseRelease Date:  November 15, 2016ISBN 978-0-3995-8817-4 Reading biographies from entertainers tends to be a...