David Leo Rice is a writer and animator from Northampton, MA. My interests cluster around metaphysical horror, dark comedy, dreams, myth, hauntings, the uncanniness of small towns, and the grotesque.

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My first three novels, A ROOM IN DODGE CITY, A ROOM IN DODGE CITY: VOL. 2, and ANGEL HOUSE, are out now, as is my first story collection, DRIFTER: STORIES. My fourth novel, THE NEW HOUSE, is coming in Spring 2022. I currently teach at Parsons, The New School, and FIT.

Wake Island Podcast (I cohost this podcast about contemporary art and literature, transgression, escape, and the darkening undercurrents of American life in the 2020s)

Novels & Other Books

Children of the New Flesh: On the Early Work & Pervasive Influence of David Cronenberg (Out in June 2022)

The New House (new novel, out in June 2022)

Drifter: Stories

Drifter is One of the Southwest Review's Top 10 Books of 2021!

Drifter is One of Dennis Cooper's Favorite Books of 2021!

Drifter is One of Gabino Iglesias' Favorite Books of 2021 in Locus Magazine!

Drifter Review in the Southwest Review

Drifter Review in Rain Taxi

Drifter Video Discussion with Brian Evenson

The Hate Room (standalone chapbook from Drifter: Stories)

The Squimbop Condition (linked story collection, coming in 2023)

Drifter Discussion with B.R. Yeager (in The Believer)

Drifter Interview in the Brooklyn Rail

Drifter Interview in Ligeia Magazine

Drifter Interview in Identity Theory

Drifter Interview in Fifteen Questions

Video of Drifter: Stories Release Event with Tobias Carroll at Word Bookstore (June 2021)

Drifter: Stories in Vol. 1 Brooklyn's June 2021 Book Preview

Drifter Review by David Agranoff

Drifter: Stories Playlist in Largehearted Boy

ANGEL HOUSE (Purchase direct from publisher)

ANGEL HOUSE (Purchase from Amazon)

ANGEL HOUSE (Purchase from Bookshop.org)

ANGEL HOUSE Review (in Heavy Feather Review)

A Room in Dodge City: Vol. 2 (purchase direct from publisher)

A Room in Dodge City: Vol. 2 (purchase from Amazon)

A Room in Dodge City: Vol. 2 Review by Avinash Rajendran (in Vol. 1 Brooklyn)

A Room in Dodge City: Vol. 2 Review by Lorenzo Bartolucci (in Heavy Feather Review)

A Room in Dodge City (Purchase from Bookshop.org)

A Room in Dodge City (Purchase from Amazon)

The New House (Coming from Whiskey Tit in early 2022)

Spine & Arp (New Serial Novel, Commenced Summer 2020)

Unworkable Equilibrium (Essay Series on the Mystical Underside of Contemporary American Life)

The PornME Trinity (Novella)

Collected Voices in the Expanded Field (Out Now from 11:11 Press)

Collected Voices in the Expanded Field YouTube Reading Event

Dodge City 2 Video Reading

Private Workshops and Classes

Classes Homepage

Podcast Appearances

Discussion about Drifter: Stories on Wake Island

Discussion about Drifter: Stories on the Skylight Bookstore Podcast (with Matthew Spellberg)

Discussion about Drifter: Stories and Dream Geography on Ghoulish

Discussion about Drifter: Stories and Post-Secular Grifting on Writing the Rapids

A Room in Dodge City: Vol. 2 Podcast Interview with Brian Evenson

A Room in Dodge City: Vol. 2 Podcast Interview on Selected Prose

Discussion on What the Book?

Appearance on Drinks With Tony

Interviews, Excerpts, Events

DODGE CITY 2 Interview (in LA Review of Books)

DODGE CITY 2 Interview (in Vol. 1 Brooklyn)

DODGE CITY 2 Interview (in Heavy Feather Review)

DODGE CITY 2 Playlist

Drifter Virtual Release Event with Tobias Carroll at Word Bookstore: June 15, 2021

DODGE CITY 2 Book Preview (in Vol. 1 Brooklyn)

ANGEL HOUSE Interview (in The Believer)

ANGEL HOUSE Interview (in Heavy Feather Review)

ANGEL HOUSE is one of Dennis Cooper's Favorite Books of 2019!

The PornME Trinity Interview

The PornME Trinity on Vol.1 Brooklyn's February 2020 Book Preview

Six Ridiculous Questions (in Vol. 1 Brooklyn)

ANGEL HOUSE Discussion with Brian Evenson (Audio recorded at Stories on Sunset Blvd.)

ANGEL HOUSE Discussion with Patrick McGrath (Audio recorded at McNally Jackson SoHo)

ANGEL HOUSE Discussion with Jeff Jackson (Audio recorded at Park Road Books in Charlotte)

ANGEL HOUSE Discussion with Matthew Spellberg (Audio recorded at Broadside Bookshop)

ANGEL HOUSE Reading and Q&A (with Patrick McGrath, at McNally Jackson SoHo, NYC, 10.30.19)

ANGEL HOUSE Reading and Q&A with Jeff Jackson (Charlotte, NC, 12.4.19)

ANGEL HOUSE Reading and Q&A (at Broadside Bookshop, Northampton, MA, 10.2.19)

Dream-sharing Workshop with Matthew Spellberg at University of Toronto (Feb 6, 2020)

ANGEL HOUSE Radio Interview in Brattleboro, featuring music and two readings from the book, with Teddy Martin

ANGEL HOUSE Interview (in Vol. 1 Brooklyn)

ANGEL HOUSE Short Film (by Rob Rice)

ANGEL HOUSE is an SPD Bestseller!

ANGEL HOUSE Interview (in LIT)

ANGEL HOUSE Music Playlist (in Largehearted Boy)

ANGEL HOUSE Interview (in DAAD)

ANGEL HOUSE Excerpt (in Big Other)

ANGEL HOUSE Excerpt (in Heavy Feather Review)

ANGEL HOUSE Featured in Vol. 1 Brooklyn's June 2019 Book Preview

ANGEL HOUSE Recommended in The Harvard Gazette

ANGEL HOUSE Featured in Entropy's June & July 2019 Book Preview

Dodge City Interview (in The Weird Fiction Review)

Dodge City is the Weirdest Book You've Read

Dodge City Book Trailer

Dodge City Interview (in The Thoughtful Dog)

Dodge City Interview (in The Harvard Crimson)

Dodge City Interview (in The Transmitter)

Dodge City Interview (in Shelf Awareness)

Dodge City Review (in The Opiate)

Electric Literature's 2017 Indie Book Preview

DAAD Author Profile

Dodge City featured on Snowflakes in a Blizzard Blog

Brian Evenson's "Most Anticipated Small Press Books of 2017" List

Audio Excerpt from Dodge City: Vol. 2 at KGB Bar Reading

Dream-sharing Workshop with Matthew Spellberg at Cabinet Magazine

Short Stories

Tom & The Talking Chocolate Bar (in Ligeia Magazine)

Sanity House (in Ligeia Magazine)

Sanity House Live Reading (on Selected Prose)

ULTRA MAX (in Action, Spectacle)

Sandman Crescent (in The Rupture)

The Painless Euthanasia Roller Coaster (in Catapult)

The Brothers Squimbop (in Fanzine)

The Brothers Squimbop in Europe (in The Rupture)

The Brothers Squimbop in Hollywood (in Heavy Feather Review)

Squimbop Fever (in Heavy Feather Review)

The Brothers Squimbop in Kansas (in Southwest Review)

The Brothers Squimbop in Dodge City (in Southwest Review)

The Last Testament of Professor Squimbop (in Mitos Magazin)

Jell-O (in DIAGRAM)

The Meadows (in The Collagist)

Jonathan Edwards, Rabbi (in Vol. 1 Brooklyn)

Atheism (in Vol. 1 Brooklyn)

Circus Sickness (in Cosmonauts Avenue)

The Harmless Slaughterer (in The Weird Fiction Review)

Regression Pills (in The Weird Fiction Review)

The Dead Mall (in The Opiate)

Architecture (Short Comic in Emanata #4)

Swimming School (in Identity Theory)

Normal Stigmata (in Volume 1 Brooklyn)

PornMe (in The Opiate)

PornMe2: Gribby in Space (in The Opiate)

The Hate Room (in The New Haven Review)

Gmunden (in The Collagist)

Living Boy (in Black Clock)

In The Cabin Up On Stilts (in Black Clock)

Out on the Coast (in The Rumpus)

On the Murder of Nicola Teensmah (in Nat. Brut)

Joey in Vermont (in The Opiate)

Seed Room (in Hobart)

Eric's Towing (in The New Haven Review)

Housesitter (in Birkensnake)

Egon's Parents (in The Last Magazine)

Jack & Emily Texas Roadside Incident, Summer 2012 (in Identity Theory)

Night Surgeon / Arm Neighbor: A Bicoastal Romance (in Literati Quarterly)

At First I Tried to be Someone (in Pithead Chapel)

You You You Snuffed Yourself (in Spork)

Lazy Eye Excerpt (in Nat. Brut)

Ainsworth Gym (in The Bad Version)

A Visit from Transmission Man Marks the Beginning of the End (in The Bad Version)

Drifter Jim (in The Harvard Advocate)

Dawson's Creaak (in The Harvard Crimson)

Essays and Articles

On Seediness, Undead Literature, and Reengaging with the American Mythic in the 2020s (in Medium)

Unworkable Equilibrium: Thoughts on How Reality Seems in 2020 (in Medium)

Unworkable Equilibrium 2: Auditing the Unworkable Equilibrium in Summer 2020 (in Medium)

Basement Boys: On Joseph Cornell and the Art of Mythologizing Your Hometown (in The Believer)

The Overlook Hotel: Thoughts on a Post-human Earth (in The Believer)

Interview with Mariana Enriquez (in Literary Hub)

On Fernando A. Flores' Valleyesque (in Southwest Review)

On My Bookshelf (in The Coil)

On My Influences (in Entropy)

Interview with Nick Drnaso (in Vol. 1 Brooklyn)

On Steve Erickson's Shadowbahn (in The Believer)

Farewell to My Mentor: An Appreciation of Jack Ketchum (in Vol. 1 Brooklyn)

On The Unholy Family in American Horror Film (in The Fanzine)

Blake Butler Interview (in The Believer)

On D. Foy's Patricide (in Entropy)

Podcast about Matt Bell

On Not Reading David Ohle (in Electric Literature)

Radix Media Interview (in Vol. 1 Brooklyn)

My Pieces for The Millions

On Matthew Stokoe (in The Believer)

On D. Foy's Made to Break (in The Los Angeles Review of Books)

On Neutral Milk Hotel (in Salon)

On Takashi Miike's Visitor Q (in Entropy)

On Jack Ketchum (in HTMLGiant)

On Nick Antosca (in HTMLGiant)

On Matt Bell (in HTMLGiant)

On David Bowie (in Bookslut)

On Adam Prince (in The Rumpus)

The Dim Interior

On Composer and Musician Ben Cosgrove (in Harvard Magazine)

On Sparklehorse and Ghost Folk (in The Harvard Advocate)

Country Noir Article (pdf)

On Michael Cisco (in Rain Taxi)

On Christopher Narozny (in Rain Taxi)

An Interactive Personality Test I Designed for Simon Pummell's Film Brand New-U

A film I worked on about German mental patient Daniel Paul Schreber, directed by Simon Pummell

A book about Oedipus and the Sphinx I helped translate from the German

Multimedia Projects

A Room in Dodge City: Vol. 3 (serialized novel)

Lazy Eye Stories (graphic novel)


Watching the Detectives (2016)

Nettalk (2007)

Do Rivers (2008)

A Child's Metaphysics (Animation by Koji Yamamura, which I assisted on)

What I'm Reading

June 2022:

The Childhood of Jesus





May 2022:


Anna Kavan's Ice



Scorched Earth

How to Find Zodiac

April 2022:


Motor Spirit

The Driver's Seat


The Fifth Child

March 2022:

Lonesome Dove

The Crying of Lot 49

The Red Cavalry

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism


Hurricane Season


What Are You

February 2022:

Rabbit Island

The Tenant


The Next Civil War


His Name Was Death

Failure to Thrive

The Vet's Daughter

The Glassy, Burning Floor of Hell

January 2022:

The Name of the Rose

The Promise

The Netanyahus


The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America

December 2021:

So Long, See You Tomorrow

Judy Blame's Obituary

Try Not To Get Discouraged

I Wished

November 2021:




When We Cease to Understand the World

Image Control

October 2021:




Gut Text

They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us

Run-off Sugar Crystal Lake

September 2021:


Slow Days, Fast Company

Everything Now

The Double

Virtue Hoarders


Bullshit Jobs

August 2021:

The Things We've Seen

Draft No. 4

Last Days in Cleaver Square

300 Arguments

Dr. Haggard's Disease

Slow Days, Fast Company


A Bestiary


July 2021:

Always Crashing in the Same Car

The Member of the Wedding

My Face for the World to See


June 2021:

The Last Picture Show


Port Mungo

Wide Sargasso Sea

The Mothman Prophecies

May 2021:

Burroughs & Scotland

The Earth Wire

Body High

April 2021:

A Million Windows

The Magician

American Serial Killers: The Epidemic Years

At Night All Blood is Black

The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea

The Fermata

The Western Lands

March 2021:

The White Hotel

The Elementary Particles (reread)

The Dangers of Smoking in Bed

The Blind Owl (reread)

The Cipher

February 2021:

The Removed

And Every Day Was Overcast

The Mezzanine


The Culture of Narcissism

January 2021:

In Cold Blood

Girls Against God

We Were Called Specimens

Last Orgy of the Divine Hermit

December 2020:


The Discomfort of Evening

Paradise Rot

Chaos: Charles Manson, The CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties

The Sunken Land Begins to Rise Again

The Revolt of the Public

Die, My Love

November 2020:

That Time of Year

The Palm-Wine Drinkard

Distant Star

Post-Exoticism in Ten Lessons, Lesson Eleven

Political Sign

The Unreality of Memory

Pearl Death

The Revolt of the Public

The Saddest Words: William Faulkner's Civil War

October 2020:

Terminal Park


Tender is the Flesh


September 2020:

The Paranoid Style in American Politics

Orange World

Dennis Cooper's The Sluts

Wrong: A Critical Biography of Dennis Cooper

August 2020:


The Only Good Indians


The Cold Six Thousand

The Book of X

Empire of the Senseless

Friday Black

July 2020:

American Dream Machine

Alice Knott


June 2020:

War & Peace

Dog Soldiers

The Dominant Animal

A Burning

May 2020:

High Weirdness

A Luminous Republic

The Big Red Herring

Haunted Girlfriend

April 2020:

The Unlimited Dream Company

Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming

Barley Patch

March 2020:

Cities of the Red Night


Negative Space


February 2020:

Old Masters

The Town

Despair and Other Stories of Ottawa


Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72

Gristle: Weird Tales

January 2020:


Lands of Memory

The Dark Domain

Six Memos For the Next Millennium

Home Fire

December 2019:

The Tartar Steppe

Catastrophe & Other Stories

Flowers of Mold

Great Jones Street


November 2019:

Vernon Subutex 1

Only Americans Burn in Hell

The Fisherman


October 2019:

The Grotesque

The Topeka School

North American Lake Monsters

Clyde Fans

The Bus on Thursday


The Secret of Ventriloquism

September 2019:

Night Boat to Tangier

Get in Trouble

The Adversary


The Leopard

The Conspiracy Against the Human Race

Black Light

August 2019:


Age of Iron



The Driver's Seat


The Doll's Alphabet

July 2019:

Song for the Unraveling of the World

The Plot Against America

Chronicle of a Death Foretold

In the Heart of the Country


The Door

The Tidings of the Trees

The Sense of an Ending

Life of David Hockney

At the Mountains of Madness

Theory of Bastards

June 2019:

New Dark Age

Balcony in the Forest

Enduring Love

The Changeling

The Auctioneer

Infinite Detail

Zero K

Always Blue

May 2019:


Trust Exercise

Heroes: Mass Murder and Suicide


Toddler Hunting and Other Stories

I Hate the Internet

April 2019:

The Collector

Machines Like Me

The Collector


Lightning Rods


March 2019:

The Nocilla Trilogy

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

Down to Earth

All For Nothing



Armand V

February 2019:


The Sacred and the Profane

A Burglar's Guide to the City

Lightning Rods

January 2019:

Ghost Wall

Dancing Bears

Ways of Seeing

Sea Monsters

A Mouthful of Birds

The Largesse of the Sea Maiden


December 2018:

The Notebook Trilogy

The Naked Eye




Tell Them of Battles, Kings, and Elephants

November 2018:

Killing Commendatore

My Year of Rest and Relaxation

The Hole

The Order of Time


October 2018:

Destroy All Monsters

The Third Hotel


La Maison de Rendez-vous

My Work Is Not Yet Done

If on a winter's night a traveler

September 2018:

Tristram Shandy

The Third Policeman

The Utopia of Rules


A Man Lies The Dreaming

Duty Free Art

August 2018:

Major Works

One of Us

The Dead


July 2018:

Mason & Dixon

T Singer

Room to Dream

Against Interpretation


Blood and Guts in High School

Transmetropolitan Vol. 2: Lust for Life


June 2018:


Men Without Women

The Information

My Antonia

Outer Dark

On Tyranny

Garden, Ashes

May 2018:

Animal Money

Typewriters, Bombs, Jellyfish

The Mars Room

White Ibis / The Garbage Times

Hocus Pocus

Homo Deus


Frank Bidart's Half-Light

April 2018:

Stream System

Border Districts

American War

An American Dream

Frankenstein in Baghdad

The Weird and the Eerie

Capitalist Realism


March 2018:

Edwin Mullhouse


Ask The Dust

The Tetherballs of Bougainville

Where The Dead Sit Talking

Piano Stories

February 2018:

The Dead Father

Jakob von Gunten

Call Me Zebra

The Wardrobe Mistress

The Dark Dark

Gone with the Mind

Sentimental Education

January 2018:

The Lonely City

The Job of the Wasp

The Slynx


A Separation

Dear Cyborgs

The Perfect Nanny

Desolation of Avenues Untold



December 2017:

In The Distance

You Should Come With Me Now: Stories of Ghosts

The Future is History

Her Body and Other Parties

White Dialogues

In the Heart of the Heart of the Country

Such Small Hands

A General Theory of Oblivion

November 2017:


Stephen Florida

The Remains of the Day

Stet: An Editor's Life

Paperbacks from Hell

October 2017:

Solar Bones

Lincoln in the Bardo

We Others

Beauty Is A Wound

I Am The Brother of XX

The Pleasures of Urban Decay

September 2017:

The Plains

Tough, Tough Toys for Tough, Tough Boys

Bright Lights, Big City

Fantasyland: A 500-Year History of How America Went Haywire

Tales of Falling and Flying

Crooked Little Vein

August 2017:

The Seventh Function of Language

The Grip of It

The Melancholy of Anatomy

Collected Stories of Leonora Carrington

Notes from a Coma

The Conspiracy Against the Human Race

July 2017:

Made for Love

In The Dust of This Planet

The Famished Road

The Answers

The World Without Us


June 2017:

My Favorite Thing is Monsters


Fever Dream

V For Vendetta

Coin Locker Babies

The Affirmation


May 2017:

Ill Will

Atlantic Hotel

The Night Ocean

Things We Lost in the Fire

Suddenly, A Knock on the Door

If They Move, Kill Em

April 2017:

Exit West

I'm Thinking of Ending Things


Things We Lost in the Fire

Suddenly, A Knock on the Door



March 2017:

The Dark Net

The Twenty Days of Turin


Sudden Death

Lives Other Than My Own

Notes from Underground

A Horse Walks Into a Bar

February 2017:

Amusing Ourselves to Death

Universal Harvester

Dark Money

West Virginia

The Delicate Prey

Clarice Lispector: Collected Stories

January 2017:


The Unwinding

The Transmigration of Bodies

The Babysitter at Rest


House of Penance

Homesick for Another World

Our Revolution

December 2016:



The Last Wolf & Herman

Digging Up Mother

Dept. of Speculation

Some Possible Solutions

The Loney

The Lime Works


November 2016:

The Squirrel Machine

Slade House

The Hellbound Heart

Norm MacDonald: Based on a True Story

Mr. Splitfoot

October 2016:

Summer House with Swimming Pool

We Have Always Lived in the Castle


Mastodon Farm

Dear Mr. M.

The Warren

Come Closer


The Secret Life of Souls

The Dinner

September 2016:

From Hell

Zoo City

Carousel Court


The Night Cyclist

August 2016:

Martian Time-Slip

Coetzee's Boyhood

Broken Monsters

The Jew of New York

July 2016:

Tours of the Black Clock

The Thief

Fight Club

The Girls

The Invention of Morel

Fragile Things


This Census Taker

Diary of a Bad Year

Ways of Going Home

June 2016:

The Marbled Swarm

The Argonauts

Madeleine E.

Arsene Schrauwen

Paulina & Fran

The Sympathizer

Quiet Creature on the Corner

The Nameless

May 2016:

The Ice Storm



The Wild Boys


Kafka by R. Crumb

Southern Bastards

April 2016:


The Cage


Bird Box

The Sugar Frosted Nutsack


March 2016:

The Vorrh

My Cousin, My Gastroenterologist

Stone Arabia

Et Tu, Babe


The Secret of Evil

February 2016:

Collected Stories of Tennessee Williams

The Vegetarian

The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone

Spring Snow

What Belongs To You

January 2016:

Hold Still

The Books of Blood

Killing and Dying


Sugar Skull

December 2015:


Francis Bacon In Your Blood

The Disaster Artist

The Bloody Chamber

You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine

So You've Been Publicly Shamed

John Waters' Role Models

November 2015:


The Visiting Privilege

The Elementary Particles

West of Sunset

A Head Full of Ghosts

October 2015:

The Magician of Lublin

Big Ray

The Man Who Noticed Everything

About Grace

The Snowman


Blood Beneath The Skin

September 2015:

Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World

Hotel Andromeda

Martin Sloane

A Visit from the Goon Squad

The Fun Parts

August 2015:


The Counterlife

Tropic of Cancer

A Cure for Suicide



Just Kids


July 2015:

Bad Behavior

The Ghost Writer

Zuckerman Unbound

Force Majeure

Still Holding

My Last Sigh

The Damnation Game

The Player

June 2015:

The Price of Salt

To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

May 2015:

Werner Herzog: Guide for the Perplexed

Down and Dirty Pictures

A Killer Life

The Hive

X'ed Out

April 2015:

Young Skins

The Return

An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter

The Musical Brain

What We See When We Read

Secret Rendezvous

March 2015:

The Recognitions

February 2015:

Satin Island

The Cement Garden

The Comfort of Strangers


The Unconsoled

The Infernal

Safari Honeymoon


The Wallcreeper

The Kills

January 2015:

The Narrow Road to the Deep North

The Bone Clocks

No One Belongs Here More Than You

Safari Honeymoon

The First Bad Man

First Love, Last Rites

Silver Screen Fiend

December 2014:

Harmony Korine: Interviews

The Baltimore Atrocities

The Corpse Exhibition



The Emerald Light in the Air

The Dog

Preparation for the Next Life


November 2014:

The Fifth Child

No Other

The Late Work of Margaret Kroftis

A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall

The Book of Strange New Things

The Absolution of Roberto Acestes Laing

Preacher: Vol. 1

Ed The Happy Clown

October 2014:

Dead Stars

Apocalypse Culture

The Autumn of the Patriarch

Beautiful Ruins

Leve's Suicide



September 2014:


Wolf in White Van

Burning Chrome

Conquest of the Useless



August 2014:

The Devils of Loudun

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage


There Is No Year

Gil the Nihilist: A Sitcom

Down the Rabbit Hole

July 2014:

The Passion According to G.H.

Easy Riders, Raging Bulls

Night Shift

Wittgenstein's Mistress

Imperial Bedrooms

The Last Horror Novel in the History of the World

By Night in Chile

At Last

The World is Ever Changing (Nic Roeg Memoir)

Crystal Eaters

June 2014:


The Flamethrowers

Bald New World

Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls

The Informers

The Skin

May 2014:

The Patrick Melrose Novels


The Empathy Exams

Home Land

Sex Criminals Vol. 1

Ghost World

Ant Colony

The Cowboy Wally Show

April 2014:




The Possibility of an Island

Attempting Normal

Days Between Stations

Blue Movie

In The Mean Time

The Family

The Denial of Death


March 2014:

The Glister

The Orange Eats Creeps

Made to Break

My Loose Thread


What's Important Is Feeling

February 2014:

I Was Dora Suarez

God Jr.


Silence Once Begun

The Box Man

Lorrie Moore: Bark & Birds of America

Praying Drunk

January 2014:

Mira Corpora


Samedi The Deafness

The Isle of Youth

The Shining


I'm Not Sam

December 2013:

The Hangman's Ritual

The Haunting of Hill House

Baby Leg

The Facades

Save the Cat!

Alone with the Horrors (Best of Ramsey Campbell)

Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom

City of Bohane

Peaceable Kingdom

November 2013:


Dark Lies the Island

Danse Macabre

Catching the Big Fish

The Dark Country

Stories for Nighttime and Some for The Day

The Pilo Family Circus

Stephen King: It

October 2013:

The Insult

Jack Ketchum: The Girl Next Door, Off Season, and The Lost

'Salem's Lot

Kitchen Confidential

September 2013:

The Man in the High Castle

High Life

Bleeding Edge

Rubicon Beach

August 2013:

The Face of Another

The Little Friend

The Infatuations

The Consummation of Dirk


July 2013:

Like A Velvet Glove Cast In Iron

Alissa Nutting's "Tampa"

Play It As It Lays

Difficult Men

Charles Burns' "Black Hole"

Ryu Murakami's "Audition"

June 2013:

Lunar Park

American Psycho

The Girlfriend Game


American Dream Machine

May 2013:

Teatro Grottesco

The Wasp Factory

Kamby Bolongo Mean River

Reality Hunger

How Literature Saved My Life


From The Mouth of the Whale

April 2013:

Brand New Cherry Flavor

Midnight Picnic

Stabs at Happiness

Novel About My Wife

The Manual of Detection

In The House Upon The Dirt Between The Lake And The Woods

Cataclysm Baby

Nothing: A Portrait of Insomnia

Sam Pink's "Person"

March 2013:


M. John Harrison's "Light"

The Complete Stories of J.G. Ballard

Yoko Ogawa's "Revenge" "The Diving Pool" and "Hotel Iris"

Out Stealing Horses (book clubby, for sure, but it hits the right notes in a pretty forthright and upstanding way)

The Imago Sequence

Super Flat Times

Conjunctions 39

How They Were Found

February 2013:

Ghost Story

Stories in the Worst Way


Leaving the Atocha Station (can 6 billion recommendations be wrong?)

William Gay's "Twilight"

Venus Drive

Anchor Book of New American Short Stories

The Shell Collector

Conjunctions 52

January 2013:



The Flame Alphabet

The Stammering Century

Aira's "Ghosts"

Tenth of December

December 2012:

Little, Big

The Lime Twig


White Jazz