March 28, 2022

How the Ə Got Producted: A Love Story

The novel How the Ə Got Producted is written in the salacious style of a political tell-all. It probes intersections of technology and intimacy, subtly interrogates contemporary sexual politics, and offers playful satire of government bureaucracy.

How the Ə Got Producted is an unconventional love story. Its narrator (and author) is N.K. von S., affectionately […]

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January 31, 2022

Not Book Club Material

Author Aaron Zevy is back with another boisterous collection of short stories guaranteed to delight and entertain.

Zevy and his zany collection of friends and relatives from previous books return to act as the author’s foils in his predicaments and self-deprecating stories. The author deftly conjures tall tales, perhaps based on reality — or not. […]

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January 3, 2022

Nothing’s as it Seems

Nothing’s as it Seems, the second installment in Holly Brandon’s Chastity series, follows 31-year-old, structural engineer Dr. Chastity “Chase” Morgan’s journey to find a career and the man she’ll eventually marry.

Influenced by her grandmother’s prompting and her cousin, Roxie, who gives Chastity an emoji-guided worksheet to find the perfect guy, Chastity hunts for a […]

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December 20, 2021

The Great Stupidity: A 3-D Book Experience with Twelve Original Songs

Andy Lazris’s The Great Stupidity is a satire set during the plague, lampooning present-day responses to COVID.

A village blacksmith referred to only as “Smith” has miraculously survived the plague, attributing his luck to religion and science—particularly the advice of The Great Frenchie, a supposedly infallible academic who advises everyone to protect themselves by waving […]

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September 13, 2021

Tales of the Elder Statesman

Edward Faith’s Tales of the Elder Statesman is a collection of 80 brief stories (averaging two to three pages each) set in fictional Rough Edge, Alabama. Most center on the eponymous “Elder Statesman,” a verbose, curmudgeonly, and inadvertently hilarious plant foreman with countless other side hustles.

The recounting of this character’s misadventures weaves a tapestry […]

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July 20, 2021

Espoused

Jean Marie Davis’ Espoused is a comedic yet tender fable about love and the nature of commitment.

In the novel’s world, the law requires those in a first marriage to uncouple after 15 years. Partners who wish to stay together must endure a lengthy legal process to espouse.

Tom and Sara Healy hire hard-working lawyer […]

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June 14, 2021

Escape From Oblivia: One Man’s Midlife Crisis Gone Primal!

Escape from Oblivia, by Brian Kindall, imagines one man’s journey from mundane midlife crisis to the magical reality of boyish fantasy.

Will Kirby— novelist, restless husband, and stay-at-home dad—haunts the library researching his hero (and the subject of his next book) Dick Zag, 20th century pulp writer and rugged adventurer. The voluptuous lead librarian, Roxanne, […]

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April 12, 2021

OOF: An Online Outrage Fiesta for the ages

OOF: An Online Outrage Fiesta for the ages is an ambitious satirical novel aimed at the disinformation and conspiracy theories that dominate our present historical moment. OOF tugs at the threads that connect American cynicism with radical extremism and weaves a character-rich tapestry of insight.

The story centers on its purported author, Strobe Witherspoon, a […]

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January 4, 2021

F*cking Argentina and 10 More Tales of Exasperation

Gregg Greenberg’s F*cking Argentina and 10 More Tales of Exasperation is a collection of humorous short stories united by themes of frustration.

Here, Greenberg attempts to wring every drop of situational comedy from mundane annoyances ranging from subway odors and family road trips to stranger propositions, as in the title story, where the narrator finds […]

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