Bookslinger Update: “That Baby”

The Bookslinger app has been updated with a new story!

9781940430041Today’s story is by Lindsay Hunter and comes from The New Black: A Neo Noir Anthology, published by Curbside Splendor. The New Black is a collection of twenty neo-noir stories exemplifying the best authors currently writing in this dark sub-genre. A mixture of horror, crime, fantasy, science fiction, magical realism, and the grotesque—all with a literary bent—these stories are the future of genre-bending fiction.

Leave a comment

Filed under Bookslinger App

Bookslinger Update: “Seven Clues”

The Bookslinger app has been updated with a new story!

9781933527772This week’s story comes from Widow’s Dozen by Marek Waldorf, published by Turtle Point Press. In a New York State town submitting to endless summer Waldorf delivers a Widow’s Dozen of lyrical and poignant tales. Subtle lives—nostalgia lit, lovingly textured—bridge currents in catastrophe from impossible to remote to inevitable. A paean to Cheever’s lost world before the storm: “the illusion of a country divided evenly between the lights of catastrophe and repose.”

Leave a comment

Filed under Bookslinger App

Bookslinger Update: “Real Life”

The Bookslinger app has been updated with a new story!

9781936747665This week’s story comes from Red Holler and is by Donald Ray Pollock, published by Sarabande Books. This collection takes us over and beyond the stock imagery of rural mountain communities. We travel into housing projects, forest-stripped ravines, and trailer parks, to explore vibrant hometown and migrant Appalachian cultures. Drawing on Appalachian literature’s roots in Native American myth, African American urban legend, and European folk culture, and embracing Appalachian urban fiction, the Southern Gothic, gritty no-holds-barred realism, and magical realism, the stories and poems of Red Holler elegantly cohere to perfectly depict what makes Appalachia so fascinating: its irreverent and outlaw challenges to mainstream notions of propriety and convention.

Leave a comment

Filed under Bookslinger App

Bookslinger Update: “The Wolfman of Alcatraz”

The Bookslinger app has been updated with a new story!

9781618730732The story this week is from Howard Waldrop’s Horse of a Different Color, published by Small Beer Press. Waldrop’s stories are keys to the secrets of the stories behind the stories . . . or perhaps the stories between the stories everyone else knows. From “The Wolfman of Alcatraz” to a horrifying Hansel and Gretel, from “The Bravest Girl I Ever Knew” to the sixth Marx brother’s story of a vaudeville act tracking down the Holy Grail, this new collection is a wunderkammer of strangeness.

Leave a comment

Filed under Bookslinger App

Bookslinger Update: “Dancing in a House”

The Bookslinger app has been updated with a new story!

9781618730718This week’s story comes from Tyrannia: and Other Renditions by Alan DeNiro, published by Small Beer Press. Bending, straddling, and contorting our notions of fiction and reality, these stories explore characters at major crossroads in their lives. In these 11 stories—and the weird spaces in between—people of all kinds struggle to free themselves from conventions and constraints both personal and political. Places ranging from the farthest reaches of outer space to the creepy abandoned farmhouse in the middle of nowhere become battlegrounds for change and growth–sometimes at a massive cost. Tyranny takes many forms, some more subtle than others, and it is up to the reader to travel along with the characters, who improvise and create their own renditions of freedom.

Leave a comment

Filed under Bookslinger App

Bookslinger Update: “A New Kind of Name”

The Bookslinger app has been updated with a new story!

9780988480483This week’s story comes from The Desert Places by Amber Sparks and Robert Kloss, published by Curbside Splendor. The Desert Places is a pocket-sized edition of a hybrid text by Amber Sparks and Robert Kloss that explores the evolution of evil in worlds both seen and unseen and features full-color illustrations by Matt Kish. You will discover worlds you know and worlds you only think you know.

Leave a comment

Filed under Bookslinger App

Bookslinger Update: “Snow Angel”

The Bookslinger app has been updated with a new story!

9781933354392This week’s story by E.J. Olsen is from Detroit Noir, published by Akashic Books. Motor City’s finest literary talents–including Oates, Estleman, Holden, and Parrish–offer a shadowed spectrum of gripping, haunting visions. From crime stories in the classic hard-boiled style to the vividly experimental, from the determination of those risking everything to the desperation of those with nothing left to lose, Detroit Noir delivers unforgettable tales that capture the city’s dark vitality.

Leave a comment

Filed under Bookslinger App