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Month: August 2019

Book Review: The Wars of Heaven by Richard Currey

The most striking aspect of Richard Currey’s collection of stories, The Wars of Heaven, is how from the raw, coarse and tragic lives of working class people in West Virginia we get such richly atmospheric prose. There are two ways to escape the misery of the present: either find refuge in nostalgic images of the past or else in the…

An author interview

Many thanks to the Literary Titan website for giving me this opportunity to answer questions and share some thoughts on my book, I Have Demons.  * I Have Demons is a collection of stories following three characters grappling with the demons in their lives. What served as your inspiration while writing these stories? Fiction is usually built at the crossroads where…

Book Review: Cryptofauna by Patrick Canning

Patrick Canning’s thoroughly quirky novel about a depressed janitor from Idaho who finds himself in the midst of a bizarre game feels like an adult psychedelic take on The Wizard of Oz, or else a literary escape room. Replace Dorothy with Jim, the dog Toto with a scruffy mutt called Mars, the Yellow Brick Road with, in the first part at least,…