A Few Thoughts on Banned Books Week

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This is Banned Books Week, and we here at Litstack applaud all the buzz that it’s gotten on social media. The very idea of banning books is the antithesis to an educated and progressive society, and yet some of our most cherished classics have been subject to challenge:  The Grapes of Wrath, To Kill a [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – My Glimpse of Mother Russia

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If I take one thing from the Winter Olympics currently taking place in Sochi, Russia, it won’t be images of glittering ice skaters, the sound of skittering luge sleds or amazement at snowboard acrobatics.  Nor will it be a cautious globally focused optimism despite the snickering over a perceived lack in amenities or concern about [….]

Celebrating Black History Month: Review – March With Me by Rosalie T. Turner

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In celebration of Black History Month, we are honored to feature works by and/or about the civil rights movement and those writers and characters who have sacrificed more than their hearts and lives in the name of racial equality. Equality, in all facets, is not wholly complete and it is a struggle that will only [….]

Featured Author Review: ‘Thunderer’ by Felix Gilman

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Thunderer Felix Gilman Bantam Dell/Spectra, 2008 ISBN 978-0-553-59110-1 In this breathtaking debut novel, one man embarks on a thrilling and treacherous quest for his people’s lost god—in a labyrinthine Dickensian city that is either blessed . . . or haunted. Arjun arrives in Ararat just as a magnificent winged creature sails over the city. It [….]