LitStack Review: Europe in Autumn by Dave Hutchinson

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Europe in Autumn Dave Hutchinson Solaris Release Date:  January 28, 2014 ISBN 978-1-78108-194-5 Shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award and a finalist for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, Europe in Autumn is a sharp, zig-zagging espionage thriller set in an alternate near-future where economic instabilities have splintered Europe into a myriad of tiny [….]

LitStack Review: The Laughing Monsters by Denis Johnson

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The Laughing Monsters Denis Johnson Farrar, Straus and Giroux Release Date:  November 4, 2014 978-0-374-28059-8 If you feel a bit over-saturated with holiday cheer, and need something to counterbalance the saccharine sweetness of the last few days, have I got just the book for you!  It’s not a horrid book, not in the least, nor [….]

LitStack Review: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot by David Shafer

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot  David Shafer Little, Brown and Company Release Date:  August 5, 2014 Awfully clever of David Shafer to title his debut novel about international information espionage Whiskey Tango Foxtrot;  more than once I found myself exclaiming, “WTF?”  Not in an exasperated, obscene way, but more in a “okay, what just happened here?” way.  [….]

Author Vince Flynn Dies at 47

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The literary community lost a great talent when Vince Flynn died on Wednesday after a 2-1/2 year battle with prostate cancer.  But for those of us who live in the Twin Cities, the loss of the man is every bit as hard as the loss of the author.  Not only was Flynn – or “just [….]