Category: book reviews

Wistwood Featured by Duffy the Writer

An article I wrote detailing the impetus behind writing Wistwood, as well as delineating some of the novel’s primary themes, has been published on the outstanding Australian blog, Duffy the Writer. Within the context of the piece I also reference a few of my own literary influences and ponder the timing of Wistwood’s release amid the unexpected onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Invisible horrors, … Read More Wistwood Featured by Duffy the Writer

Early Wistwood Love from Goodreads

Consumers of literature in all of its breathtaking diversity are guaranteed to be found lurking among the virtual stacks at Goodreads. How lovely it is to receive some early love from the reviewers there so soon after the release of Wistwood.  I never thought that a horror book can have beauty in it. I stand corrected. Wistwood is a poetic nightmare that will take you … Read More Early Wistwood Love from Goodreads

WISTWOOD: Sometimes …

… the deadliest secrets are the ones we keep from ourselves. Author Jonathan Kieran returns with the epic novel WISTWOOD, a terrifying, dark fable for darkening days. With a hint of redemption to wash the horror down. by Roger C. Lindstrom When author Jonathan Kieran described his life as semi-reclusive I didn’t take him all that seriously. Until I drove out to his house to … Read More WISTWOOD: Sometimes …

Zanzibar Circus 2.18.19

_____________________________________________________________________________ Jonathan Kieran is the author of the Rowan Blaize series of epic contemporary fantasy books (Brightbourne 2012), as well as the critically acclaimed (Midwestern Book Review, Manhattan Book Review) Confessions From The Comments Section: The Secret Lives of Internet Commenters and Other Pop-Culture Zombies. He is also the creator of the comic strip Zanzibar Circus. Jonathan’s work has also been featured on The Daily … Read More Zanzibar Circus 2.18.19

The More Things Change …

BOOK REVIEW by Jonathan Kieran THE GOLDEN ASS, or METAMORPHOSES Apuleius (translation by E.J. Kenney*) Penguin Classics Edition Though I tend to eschew the once noble and now tragically democratized art of “professional” book reviewing, the occasional exception is made for some vaunted pillar of the past that gleams with particular resonance or charms my pants off, quite literally. To wit, I am pleased … Read More The More Things Change …