An unreliable narrator, an outcast family plagued by tragedy, and an acrimonious town on the edge of mob rule. Simply perfect.
A “young” vampire wakes up without her memory and embarks to recapture her life.Fledging explores issues of choice, love, and family in Butler’s signature disquieting style.
A madcap series of comical misfortunes befalling a cast of unlikable characters in 1960’s New Orleans, this is low-stakes pleasure reading at its very best.
With Frankenstein, Mary Shelley all but single-handedly created Science-Fiction and Horror as we know them today. I don’t know what I’d ever read without it.
Three Words: Homicidal Lesbian Terrorist
Like One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest written by John Waters, complete with R. Crumb-style illustrations.
Set in Swedish winter, Let the Right One In tracks the budding friendship between a young boy, Oskar, and his strange new nocturnal neighbor, Eli.
Hands down the most beautifully written book I’ve ever read. James Baldwin was too good for this world.
Lydia Davis is the master of short fiction, with a truly incomparable capacity to pack an immense story into just a few words. Break it Down was my first collection and is still my favorite.
If Don Quixote had been a middle school aged girl with real problems (instead of a bored, old rich dude) he would have been Barbara Thornson, the hero of I Kill Giants.