By David David Katzman on December 8th, 2012
Tags: author signing, book fair, chicago, Chicago Writer's House Book Fair, Curbside Splendor, Empty Bottle, publishing event, The Chicagoan | Leave a comment »
I’ll be at the Empty Bottle from 3- 4pm with my publisher for The Kickstarter Letters on Sunday. I’ll be signing copies of A Greater Monster and Death by Zamboni. There may be one or two copies of The Kickstarter Letters available as well. It should be a great event, so please come down.
Chicago Writer’s House Book Fair
Chicago Writers House with the support of Curbside Splendor Publishing and The Chicagoan present a book-fair at The Empty Bottle Sunday December 9 from 2pm to 7pm. The bar will be open, there will be music, and a cross-section of Chicago independent publishers will be on hand showcasing their lovely books and journals. Live performances throughout the day to be announced. Come support Chicago’s thriving independent publishing and writing community and get some holiday shopping done.
Empty Bottle (best indie music venue in Chicago, fyi)
1035 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
Tickets to the event are here.
By David David Katzman on December 7th, 2012
Tags: brilliance, brilliant, fiction, literary, novel, other-worldy, psychedelic, psychedelic fiction, review | Leave a comment »
12/7/12 A great review appeared in The Chicagoist for A Greater Monster.
Some highlights: “This is a psychedelic-Burroughs-dream and an aggravated-Lewis-Carroll-nightmare, a world in which we must continuously re-adjust our bearings….The brilliance of his imagination aside, we must also consider that this novel is a lot to absorb….Yes, the novel is difficult to read at times. Yes, you will have to read certain passages more than once and often read them in various ways. Of course, your face will start to hurt from the perplexed look you’ll be wearing over the duration of the book. However, you will be refreshed with new characters and situations every few pages–all of which will be other-worldly. You will stumble onto sparks, which will snowball into a catharsis more than once. Most of all, you will be challenged as both a reader and a thinker. If the pros outweigh the cons for you, then David David Katzman might just be your new favorite author.”