Labeling a book a “quick read” usually means it’s fluffy, forgettable stuff. The books we call quick reads are on the short side but they’re also thoughtful, electric stories. At a time when novels are getting longer and longer, we offer nine reads that are short but memorable.
"An unsettling thriller, this earns comparisons to Hitchcock's The Birds, as well as the finer efforts of Stephen King and cult sci-fi fantasist Jonathan Carroll."
In Malerman's chilling debut, an apocalyptic reality befalls a Michigan river community—and who knows how much of the rest of civilization—in the form of creatures that cause people who merely look at them to go mad and kill themselves. Read full book review >