The Next Time I Die

Reeling from the sudden news that his wife wants a divorce, Steven Blitz is thrown out of his house and told to stay with his brother. On his drive over, with deteriorating road conditions, Steven narrowly avoids a head-on collision. Rattled, Steven pulls over to gather himself and calm his nerves when he notices an…

Killers of the Flower Moon

Following years of mistreatment and abuse, the people of the Osage tribe would find themselves amongst the richest people in the world after vast oil reserves were discovered within their land. Unfortunately, money doesn’t always buy happiness and despite their incredible wealth, they could not buy an ounce of respect. But something much worse began…

Fan Fiction: A Mem-Noir

Brent Spiner is in the middle of his time as Data, the resident android aboard the starship Enterprise in Star Trek: The Next Generation, when he receives a mysterious package in his trailer. As if the contents of said package aren’t upsetting enough, it’s accompanied by a letter from a fan pretending to be Spiner’s…

The Furies

John Connolly is back with his twentieth Charlie Parker installment, The Furies. Containing two novels, The Furies is made up of the title story and The Sisters Strange, the serialized story he wrote and released through his website during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. But fear not, even if you had read The…

The Island

Tom, Heather and their two children are visiting Australia as a part of a business trip. Desperate to see some native wildlife, the family of four decide to take an off-the-beaten-path tour of an island off the coast. Upon arrival, things quickly go pear-shaped as the foursome find themselves on the run from the island’s…

City On Fire

With the recent announcement by Don Winslow that he will be retiring from writing to fully focus on his political activism, I panicked in thinking that maybe he had abandoned his new trilogy. Don was quick to assure his readers that not only have the next two novels already been written, but they’re scheduled to…

East of Eden

Last year, I was listening to Frank Turner’s live album, Live In Newcastle, where in introducing his song “Redemption”, he discussed reading John Steinbeck’s EAST OF EDEN as a young man. Frank relayed how it spoke to him of moral responsibility and how each of us are responsible for the choices and the decisions that…

The Nineties

The final chapter of Chuck Klosterman’s new collection of essays, The Nineties, is titled, “it was the end of the decade, it was the end of decades.” I suppose that’s true. Maybe it comes with getting older and being unplugged from the popular culture to a certain extent but the last twenty years feels muddled…