LitStack Review: Idle Ingredients by Matt Wallace

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Idle Ingredients A Sin du Jour Affair- Book 4 Matt Wallace Tor.com Release Date:  February 7, 2017 ISBN 978-0-7653-9003-5 Idle Ingredients is the fourth book in the Sin du Jour series, which follows the exploits of a premiere paranormal catering company based in Long Island.  These quick, witty novellas by Matt Wallace have indeed been [….]

LitStack Review – Mechanical Failure by Joseph Zieja

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Mechanical Failure Joseph Zieja Saga Press Release Date:  June 14, 2016 ISBN 978-1-4814-5927-3 My father-in-law loved to watch reruns of the 1960s TV comedy Hogan’s Heroes, about cheeky Allied POWs in a German WWII prison camp, run by a strict but inept commandant.  As a child, I found the series vaguely funny, but as I [….]

LitStack Review: Envy of Angels by Mark Wallace

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Envy of Angels Matt Wallace Tor.com Release Date:  October 20, 2015 ISBN 978-0-7653-8528-4 What a strange, perverse, hilarious and utterly entertaining little book this is! Sin du Jour is a private catering and events company based in Long Island City.  Run by Chef Byron “Bronko” Luck, a former purveyor of a group of wildly popular [….]

LitStack Review: The Jesus Cow by Michael Perry

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The Jesus Cow Michael Perry Harper Release Date:  May 19, 2015 ISBN 978-0-06-228991-9 You know you’re reading a mighty special book when the two sentence prologue completely captivates: On Christmas Eve itself, the bachelor Harley Jackson stepped into his barn and beheld there illuminated in the straw a smallish newborn bull calf upon whose flank [….]

LitStack Review: Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

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Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things Jenny Lawson Flatiron Books Release Date:  September 22, 2015 ISBN 978-1-250-07700-4 Jenny Lawson is the woman behind The Bloggess website, which has won numerous awards for its brilliant writing and its biting humor.  She herself says of the site, “It’s mainly dark humor mixed with brutally honest [….]