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 […]

LitStack Review: A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab

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A Darker Shade of Magic V. E. Schwab Tor Books Release Date:  February 24, 2015 ISBN 978-0-7653-7645-9 London is such a touchstone for magic and magical things.  Whether it be the environ of Harry Potter’s Ministry of Magic or the setting for Marie Brennan’s Onyx Court, Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere, Charlie […]

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, […]