BOOK REVIEW: Benjamin by Pedro Proenca

Benjamin is a balloon. Because he's incapable of moving around on his own, he needs the help of an obese boy with no head to get around. He used to live in a bookstore in the mall, but after the owner is captured by green men and fed to the…

BOOK REVIEW: Rainbows Suck by Madeleine Swann

“No-one knew where the rainbows came from, nor why they were so excited by this simple world, yet they appeared on every talk show about the amazing opportunity they were offering. Every host wore the same expression—wide eyed, incredulous…

6 Indie Authors You Need to Read

The internet's made it easier than ever to find new authors to read outside of major publishers. In fact, there are so many out there worth reading, it can be difficult to know where to start. Despite the problems the internet and ebooks…

BOOK REVIEW: In Their Arms by Thomas Moore

The unnamed narrator of Thomas Moore's second novel is a gay art journalist who becomes increasingly alienated from his friends and apathetic towards his job. He tries to find solace in random hookups and tries to connect with strangers on…

Dennis Cooper vs. Google: The Conclusion

As I had covered here before, Google removed transgressive author Dennis Cooper's blog and email on June 27th. They gave no explanation to Cooper. Because of how the blog had been a hub for underground literature, it caused a major outcry.…

Dennis Cooper vs. Google: Battle for the Blog

Since 2002, Dennis Cooper, author of Frisk and The Sluts, has kept a blog hosted on the Blogger platform. In addition to giving updates on his own work and hosting online based projects, he also used it to discuss and promote avant-garde…

20 Best Books of 2016 So Far

We're halfway through 2016, and there are still so many books to read. At this point of the year, it feels like we're starting to become overwhelmed by our to be read pile, and there's a chance that if it gets any bigger it may fall onto us…

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Ageless’ by Paul Inman

Alessandra Satori was a subject of Nazi experimentation as a child. As a result, she's able to heal very quickly and ages very slowly. While she survives the experiments, she becomes a target of the US government to find out how her…