The Joys and Sorrows of Loving Obscure Books

Column by Peter Derk
Loving obscure books can't all be weird sex acts and gruesome murders. There are some downsides, too.

The Horror of Roald Dahl

Column by Repo Kempt
Roald Dahl is famous for his beloved children's novels, but his forgotten forays into horror and the strange were equally successful.

The Little Genre That Could: Why Now is the Time to Read Bizarro

Column by Gabino Iglesias September 18, 2017
Bizarro fiction continues to grow, and now's the time to start enjoying it.
Bookshots: 'The Vine That Ate The South' by J.D. Wilkes

Bookshots: 'The Vine That Ate The South' by J.D. Wilkes

Review by Gabino Iglesias
The new novel from the singer of experimental rockabilly group The Legendary Shack Shakers.

10 Authors that Will Give Your Brain a Workout

Column by Gabino Iglesias March 6, 2017
Sometimes reading can feel like you're flexing your brain, and that's a good thing. Here are ten authors that will pump up your intellect.

How I Turned My Shitty Night Job into a Novel

Column by Max Booth III January 2, 2017
This is the article that gets Max fired.

Storyville: When to Be Conventional, and When to Be Weird

Column by Richard Thomas
When it comes to writing, your story can be conventional or weird, but it has to be satisfying.
StoryBundle Offers Weird Horror Package from Lazy Fascist Press

StoryBundle Offers Weird Horror Package from Lazy Fascist Press

News by Raine Winters March 23, 2016
A great deal for a price you pick.

14 Things That Prove Tyra Banks' 'Modelland' Is The Craziest Book Ever

Column by Peter Derk March 3, 2016
Tyra Banks' 'Modelland' is, without a doubt, the craziest, insane-est, weirdest, wackiest, a-lot-of-things-est book ever written. And I'll prove it to you.
WordsEye Turns Words Into Terrifying Images

WordsEye Turns Words Into Terrifying Images

News by Peter Derk November 30, 2015
Wanna see the true horror behind your words rendered in 3D? WordsEye is the app for you.
Colorado Highway Becomes Book Dump

Colorado Highway Becomes Book Dump

News by Peter Derk February 27, 2015
Someone has been dumping books on a Colorado highway. Who is this mysterious critic/lazy jerk?

Twelve Twisted Tales For Christmas

Column by Christopher Shultz December 15, 2014
Ghosts, paranoid a-holes, junkies, jewel thiefs, killer Santas, and secret societies: these and more spell out Christmas for the weirdoes!
Harvard Library Books Not Bound In Human Skin

Experts Agree: One In Three Harvard Library Books Not Bound In Human Skin

News by Peter Derk April 7, 2014
After an analysis of materials, Harvard proves one of three books thought to be bound in human skin is in fact bound in sheepskin.

A Taxonomy of the Strangest and Most Unexpected Goodreads Groups

Column by Daniel Hope July 22, 2013
You'd think Goodreads groups would be primarily focused on books, authors, and the craft of writing, but you'd be wrong. They touch on some of the strangest interests the Internet has to offer.
Sexy Kama Sutra Monkeys

Stuffed Dolls: Introducing the Sock Monkey Kama Sutra Book

News by Nathan Scalia July 18, 2013
Do you like children's toys and tantric sex AND aren't on a government watchlist? Then do I have news for you!
Smencils Peppermint Pencils

These Smelly Pencils are Designed to Keep Writers Focused

News by Christopher Shultz June 3, 2013
Having trouble concentrating on your work? Try a pencil infused with a peppermint scent.