Jason Sheehan

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'Last Kid Left' Is A Summer Read For People Who Hate The Light

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Rosecrans Baldwin's new novel probably shouldn't have come out in summer: It's got the trappings of a beach read — a shore town, tourists, a murder — but it strays into some very dark territory.


'White Fur' Is A Fable Of Love, Class, Money And Death

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Jardine Libaire's novel — more a series of vignettes — follows two kids from very opposite sides of the tracks who fall hard in love in 1980s New York, and what happens when reality intrudes.


'The Dispatcher' Is A Short Stroll In A Strange Neighborhood

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

John Scalzi's new novel — originally an audio book — imagines the implications of a world where 999 out of 1,000 murder victims pop back into existence, naked, confused and safe in their own beds.


Love, Money And Betrayal Make For Great Storytelling In 'The Heirs'

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Susan Rieger's new book follows an upper-crust, Upper West Side family whose certainties are thrown into doubt after their father dies and an unknown Other Woman sues his estate for child support.


Reading The Game: Witcher 3

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Our occasional series on storytelling in video games returns with an epic, week-long journey into The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the latest installment of the adventures of monster-hunter Geralt of Rivia.


Thin But Fun, 'Off Rock' Is An Old-Fashioned Space Caper

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Kieran Shea's novel follows a grizzled galactic miner who stumbles across a vein of gold on a nearly tapped-out asteroid. He just has to get the gold off-rock without attracting anyone's attention.


An Old Soldier Is Back In Action In 'City Of Miracles'

Sunday, May 07, 2017

As Robert Jackson Bennett's Divine Cities series draws to a close, grizzled old enforcer Sigrud — in hiding, in a remote forest — returns to the city to avenge the murder of his friend and partner.


Reading The Game: Stardew Valley

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Our occasional series on storytelling in video games travels to Pelican Town to explore the bucolic pleasures of Stardew Valley, a farming simulator inspired by the classic 1990s Harvest Moon games.


In 'Walkaway,' A Blueprint For A New, Weird (But Better) World

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Cory Doctorow's latest novel is set in a ripped-from-the-headlines near future dystopia, where the creative and the capable — and the lost — are walking into the wilderness to build a new world.


Reading The Game: Bioshock Infinite

Sunday, April 09, 2017

It's a simple premise — a guy, a girl, a gun and a debt to repay — but in Bioshock Infinite it becomes a mind-bending story about politics, oppression, change and sacrifice. Set in a flying city.


'Luna: Wolf Moon' Is A Howling Good Read

Saturday, April 01, 2017

No one builds worlds like Ian McDonald. In Luna: Wolf Moon, he gives us a lunar colony ruled by five brutal, powerful dynasties, orbiting an Earth wracked by scarcity wars and political squabbling.


Rum-Soaked, Bloody, Sprawling 'Heretics' Is A Romp Through Centuries

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Leonardo Padura returns to one of his favorite characters — broken-down Cuban gumshoe Mario Conde — and puts him on the trail of a missing Rembrandt in his gorgeously written new novel Heretics.


'Celine' Is An Ace Detective With A Crack Shot, A Quick Wit And A Good Story

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Peter Heller's detective novel is a romp — complete with a taking-names heroine, action-packed adventures, and a sense that you've known these characters for years.


'The Wrong Dead Guy' Lives And Dies By Its Comedic Timing

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Charlie "Coop" Cooper is back for another action packed, kooky adventure — complete with dirty jokes, an octopus robot, and an overuse of dialogue — in Richard Kadrey's newest novel.


Reading The Game: Shadow Of Mordor

Friday, February 24, 2017

As part of our occasional series on storytelling in video games, we're looking at a game where the story fails: Shadow of Mordor, which won awards for its gameplay, but lacks a compelling narrative.


Letting Go Is The Hardest Thing For 'Lincoln In The Bardo'

Saturday, February 18, 2017

George Saunders — master of the short story — debuts as a novelist with this strange, haunting (and haunted) tale of President Lincoln as he grieves the death of his young son Willie.


Reading The Game: The Flame In The Flood

Sunday, February 12, 2017

In The Flame in the Flood, you play as a young girl surviving in a post-apocalyptic landscape, floating down a river on an improvised raft, with nothing but your wits and your faithful dog beside you.


Nothing Is Quite What It Seems In Surreal, Unsettling 'Twenty Days'

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Giorgio De Maria's cult novel was first published in Italy in 1977. It's a spooky piece of magical realism that captures a chaotic time in Italian history, starting gently and getting seriously weird.


Looping, Twisting 'Number 11' May Be The Perfect Book For Our Time

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Jonathan Coe's new novel is a black-hearted satire about the crumbling of modern Britain, and the point at which childhood gives way to a cold assessment of the world as it is, not as we dream it.


Reading The Game: Red Dead Redemption

Monday, January 23, 2017

Our occasional series on storytelling in video games continues with the epic Western Red Dead Redemption. It's the tale of a reformed gunslinger tasked with hunting down the members of his old gang.