In Luke Mogelson’s debut collection, “These Heroic, Happy Dead,” we experience the raw, unflinching lives of war veterans through an empathetic lens. Continue reading These heroic, unhappy stories: An honest book review Plainly, this is an important collection.
What began more than 100 years ago in a battle between major New York newspapermen now seems tailored to the digital age. Continue reading Why yellow journalism is (still) thriving It seems the strategy was tailored to the digital age.
Amazon is the worldwide leader in online retail. Is its new move to physical bookstores a good thing? Continue reading Amazon bookstores: Good or bad for the industry? The massive online retailer is taking to the streets.
There’s a new biopic about J.D. Salinger’s life, and he wouldn’t be pleased about it. Continue reading Why J.D. Salinger would be disappointed with his biopic The stories he felt compelled to share with the world were not about himself.
The physical book seemed to be dying. But after years of physical book sales decreasing and ebook sales increasing, have the tides finally turned? Continue reading Are physical books making a comeback? In an increasingly digital world, this would be great news.
As the world goes digital, our obsession with studying metrics grows, whether it’s actually useful or not. But please, keep the metrics out of literature. Continue reading Why do we let numbers speak for literature? The literary world is, after all, innately qualifiable.
Some books are just too good to be overlooked. And it’s a darn shame when they are. Here are five you should make some time to read. Continue reading 5 overlooked novels you should make time to read When a good book goes underappreciated, it’s a darn shame.
Philipp Meyer made his name known in the literary world with the release of his 2013 epic The Son. But that’s not what I’m here to write about, because there is another book by Meyer that is similarly exceptional: American Rust. Continue reading Examining the collapse of America’s blue-collar middle class Philipp Meyer’s American Rust may be fiction, but it’s very real.
Jim Harrison was one of the most gritty, honest writers the literary world has even seen. It was writers like him that most inspired me to write. Continue reading We could all learn from Jim Harrison The man was a legend in the “grit lit” subgenre.
When talented people share their thoughts on a subject, others should listen. It’s no different in the writing world. For me, while I enjoy a good laugh, the words that resonate are often words of encouragement or motivation from writers I admire. Continue reading They said it, not me: Best quotes from writers Because when the greatest authors speak, we should listen.
Remember that book I proclaimed should be considered a Great American Novel? Philipp Meyer’s The Son? Well, it is now a TV show. Continue reading From page to screen: Philipp Meyer’s “The Son” The new AMC show was also written by the author.
There is a certain degree of mystery in every novel. What’s most impressive is when the plot surfaces, the reader gets a sense of the direction of the story, yet every page is as important as the next and you cannot seem to stop turning them. That’s what it’s like reading Daniel Magariel’s One of the Boys. Continue reading More like “One of the Best” Daniel Magariel’s debut novel is masterful.