LitStack Review: Hysteria: a Collection of Madness by Stephanie M. Wytovich

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Hysteria: a Collection of Madness Stephanie M. Wytovich Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2013, Poetry I put Stephanie M. Wytovich in the company of Charles Simic, Alison Eir Jenks, Stephen Dobyns, and Rain Graves: they are all poets who won’t let me leave poetry to die a slow death in unread journals and chapbooks and collections. It seems [….]

The Dropper by Ron McLarty

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The Dropper Ron McLarty Cemetery Dance Publications ISBN-10: 1587672758 The Dropper has a lot going for it, not the least of which is conflict. It’s all around and growing within the protagonist, Albert “Shoe” Horn. The atmosphere author Ron McLarty delivers is dripping with it, and the characters create and heighten it at every turn. [….]

Featured Author Review: Kings of Cool by Don Winslow

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Kings of Cool Don Winslow Simon & Schuster ISBN-10: 1451665326 — ♦ — After first reading and reviewing Savages and now The Kings of Cool by Don Winslow, I’ve discovered something: the violence in his books—at least these two—is driven more by what’s not put on the page than what is. He describes it in [….]

LitStack's Featured Author Review: Savages by Don Winslow

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This month, we’re pleased to host, as our June Featured Author, prolific novelist Don Winslow. Winslow (b. 1953) is the New York Times bestselling author of thirteen crime and mystery novels as well as short stories and film screenplays. A Cool Breeze on the Underground, Winslow’s debut and the first novel in his popular Neal [….]

Pure by Julianna Baggott

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Pure Julianna Baggott Grand Central Publishing ISBN-10: 1455503061 — ♦ — We know you are here, our brothers and sisters . . . Pressia barely remembers the Detonations or much about life during the Before. In her sleeping cabinet behind the rubble of an old barbershop where she lives with her grandfather, she thinks about [….]