speculative fiction

by Marcel Theroux

Marcel Theroux’s brilliant new novel has been dubbed a “literary thriller,” which is an apt epithet in more ways than one. Theroux’s lucid, articulate writing makes Strange Bodies “literary,” but so too does the book’s plot about a scholar whose knowledge of 18th letters leads him into a sinister world of Russian-American conspiracies and forced metempsychosis. As if the lack of a career path weren’t risk factor enough for English majors these days. Read more…