Book Reviews

New reading recommendations from Colorado Review

  • Mad Prairie

    Mad Prairie

    By Kate McIntyre

    Certain states seem to be mentioned only when people are listing the ones that nobody...

  • Forum


    By Josh Wardrip

    Josh Wardrip’s debut novel Forum begins with an epigraph from Pindar’s First Pythian Ode. In it, the Theban...

  • McMullen Circle

    McMullen Circle

    By Heather Newton

    The vivid stories of McMullen Circle by Heather Newton take place at the fictional McMullen...

  • In the Event of Contact

    In the Event of Contact

    By Ethel Rohan

    My partner asked recently what I look for most when reading short story collections. What’s...

  • The Silk Road

    The Silk Road

    By Kathryn Davis

    The characters of Kathryn Davis’ The Silk Road read as metaphorical appendages to one body....

  • The Clarity of Hunger

    The Clarity of Hunger

    By Cheryl Pappas

    Cheryl Pappas’s debut flash fiction collection, The Clarity of Hunger, explores longing of all kinds....

  • Alien Stories

    Alien Stories

    By E. C. Osondu

    In Alien Stories, Nigerian-born E. C. Osondu collects playful parables of immigrants and exotic cultures,...

  • The Perfect Nine

    The Perfect Nine

    By Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

    Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o is, by both artistic and political measures, one of the most important...