Weekly Novel Review #1

In the spirit of 2014’s 365 Short Story Review project I am going to attempt another, this time a novel review a week. Since I launched the first project by focusing on a story by one of my favorite authors, Jeff Mann, it seems fitting to begin with his work again. He...

Calm before the storm.

The Thunder Over Louisville hype is not what brought Ehrichto to the hotel. He’d been stopped in his tracks by the sight that greeted him at Fifth and Main. For a moment he’d wondered if he was somehow on the wrong block, or if maybe they’d re-numbered the streets,...

Short Stories 365/348

“The Bloomsbury Nudes” by Jameson Currier from The Haunted Heart and Other Tales, Chelsea Station Editions 2014. Originally published by Lethe Press, 2009. The next story in the collection is “The Man in the Mirror” but I reviewed it already as part of the inaugural...

Short Stories 365/191

“Fairy Tale” by Justin Torres from Wilde Stories 2012 (Lethe Press). Edited by Steve Berman. I’ve mulled this brief story for a long, long time, yet still feel that I barely have a handle on it, but here goes. It’s told from the perspective of a youth, and the...

Short Stories 365/190

“The Arab’s Prayer” by Alex Jeffers from Wilde Stories 2012 (Lethe Press). Edited by Steve Berman. I first began to contemplate the idea of doing this short story review project while reading the entries on ‘Nathan Burgoine’s blog last...