Do you ever wonder why there seems to be a timeless essence to the stories little kids continue to read?
“Unapologetically Brown and Unapologetically South Asian”: A Review of The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar
In Adiba Jaigirdar’s The Henna Wars, Bengali teenager Nishat decides to come out as a lesbian to her traditional parents against the backdrop of her family friend’s wedding.
A Love Letter to Slasher Cinema: A Review of My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones
A horror novel should hold my attention sooner than eighty percent of the way through the book.
Anything that Shines
There’s an our kind and a their kind.
Editors’ Most Anticipated: Spring 2021
This Spring, the editorial team at the Berkeley Fiction Review wanted to highlight a selection of upcoming releases that we are especially looking forward to reading and viewing. These selections mean something special to each individual editor, so we hope this list inspires an interest in these works!
I know what Venita does. I'm not stupid. She doesn't know I know, the fragrances of her leaving and the taste of her returning.
Out here, she knew, was his sanctuary, away from his daughter’s problems. Here, only these more easily governed fruits of his labor existed.
I was just taking some time off, I told myself. From college. But more and more it felt like from life.
Comfort Books: What Are They and Why Are They Important?
A comfort book is just as the name suggests: a personally significant piece of literature, typically fiction, that brings a person solace and allows for an escape from reality.