Books

  • 'Cirkus' Circus

    Reading Patti Frazee's Cirkus is like falling from the high wire knowing there is no net below. You know it's going to be painful, there's...

  • Hard Feelings

    Generally, when a novel throws characters at readers in quantities not easily digested, it's time to settle in for either an epic war story or...

  • What Comes Around

    For those of us who fell in love with our best friends growing up, Michael Thomas Ford's Full Circle appears to be a dream come...

  • Familiar Terrain

    Augusten Burroughs is that guy -- that guy who was the star quarterback back in high school, didn't play in college and now lives in...

  • Surface Story

    Sex sells. And when it comes to memoirs, so do drugs, prostitution and pornography. When those words – along with a large, naked photo of...

  • An Unflinching Line

    During an interview on the public radio program Studio 360, Daniel Clowes, known (at least to some) as the creator of Ghost World and Ice...

  • Raising the Dead

    The Pale Blue Eye Your first reaction upon hearing that Louis Bayard, author of the very successful Mr. Timothy (where he raised the literary spirit...

  • To Tell the Truth

    So let's be brutally honest. If I were any kind of critic I would immediately launch into a long list of reasons why you should...

  • Calendar Boys

    The weather may be turning cold, but one organization is bringing some heat to the season. Just in time for the new year, Brother, Help...

  • Rainbow's End

    You can't blame Alex Sanchez for having mixed feelings as he promotes the final novel in his gay teen trilogy, Rainbow Road. His books have...