The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards by Kristopher Jansma: Read This If

The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards by Kristopher Jansma: Read This If

Kristopher Jansma’s debut novel, The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards, is anything but unchangeable. The chameleonic narrator is about as unreliable and changeable as they come, or, at least, that’s what he’d have you believe. He insists that he is a liar, a teller of tall tales, and someone other than himself. He’ll never tell you […]

Nothing But Flowers

Nothing But Flowers

“Botanical Garden” by Lori Nix Last week I mentioned my ever growing dystoparanoid tendencies  and posted a lovely picture of a dilapidated library diorama by Lori Nix. The above, from the same gallery of photographs, was another of my favorites, one that easily brings to mind the Talking Heads song “Nothing But Flowers” (embedded below for […]

Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight: Read this if

Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight: Read this if

Well, that was something of an unputdownable. Reconstructing Amelia‘s premise may be one you’d want to keep at arm’s length (busy, successful attorney mom whose teenage daughter takes a deadly fall off the roof of her fancy private school under mysterious circumstances), but once you start reading Kimberly McCreight’s debut novel (but not her first!), you […]