“Only two pages into Mark Miller’s new novel I came upon this simile: ‘The suit fits like meringue on pie.’ It’s the kind of literary jolt I read fiction for, and this book produces them time and time again. The first-person narration is wry, sometimes smartass and always beguiling, the kind of voice that sticks … Continue reading Check out what novelist Corey Mesler says about The Librarian at the End of the World!
No sooner had they stopped praying for El Paso than they had to start praying for Dayton. Then one man stood up in the back of the room, his voice was shakey when he spoke: "Somehow we need to get out in front of these shootings. We need to pray for a shooting before it … Continue reading Thoughts and Prayers
This motel is the kind of place where you could legitimately fear being turned into sausage by the owners if the flesh-eating bacteria in the pool doesn't get you first. Still, the velvet wallpaper is cute. Some of the guests don't seem as trashy as me. What must they think? We were drinking Black Label … Continue reading The Motel Wisconsin
Now that I have your attention, check out Daniel Boyd's amazing mew review of my latest: The Librarian at the End of the World is not so much a novel as a perpetual-motion machine: part road-show, part parable, careening between surrealism and comedy as our librarian-hero and his patient lady set off in pursuit of… … Continue reading We just pulled out of the nuclear missile treaty Reagan negotiated with Russia, so please read my book before the world ends
The Librarian at the End of the World presents a satirical romp across America, and is a recommended pick for readers who want to take the iconic Jack Kerouac classic On the Road one step further into absurdity. (Indeed, The Librarian at the End of the World combines the travelogue of Kerouac and the absurdity of … Continue reading Look what the Midwest Book Review says about little, old me
The Librarian at the End of the World will be published this Fall. Which book cover do you like more?
This is a work in progress. There are no romance novels about conjoined twins and thermonuclear annihilation. But why not? Everything is possible here. ---------------------------- From the back of her taxi Miranda Morgan took everything in. Her eyes recognized the verdant meadows and dark lines of pines towering over either side of the interstate … Continue reading Neverending Love with Robotic Appendage Model XR5: A Romance Hotter than a Thousand Suns