A Greater Monster

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Winner of Gold Medal as “Outstanding Book of the Year” in the 2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards

Named a top 10 book of 2012 by Common Ills Blog

Called one of ten books every Chicagoan should read by

“Imaginative, explosive and poetic. A real trip!” “A brain-singeing look at humanity at its strangest.” “Dark and edgy, like a Blade Runner for English majors.”—Judges quotes from the 2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards

“David David Katzman’s second novel, A Greater Monster, is perhaps the most original and perhaps the most harrowing book to come along in a while.”—Maggie Hellwig, Chicagoist

“Katzman reads like William S. Burroughs by way of Maurice Sendak….Savor this book, swish it over your teeth, let it dance across your tongue before you take your next sip. It’s like a Mars Volta or King Crimson album.”—Tony McMillan, Dig Boston

“Brilliant, insane and utterly unique…”—Jen Knox, Author of To Begin Again (2011 Next Generation Indie Book Award Winner)

“I can’t express how brilliant my favorite scenes in A Greater Monster are. In this extraordinary work, Katzman pushes language to do things, which are truly astounding.”—Carra Stratton, Editor, Starcherone Press

“It contains scenes and unique designs that seem engineered by some Mad Hatter and Chuck Palahniuk cross-breed.”—Lavinia Ludlow, author of alt.punk

A psychedelic fairytale for the modern age, A Greater Monster is the mind-bending second novel by the author of the acclaimed Death by Zamboni. This darkly poetic tale takes you on a trip into a radically twisted alternate reality that reflects civilization like a funhouse mirror. Along the way, you’ll encounter sphinxes, gods, living skeletons, witches, and quite possibly the strangest circus ever imagined. Innovative and astonishing, A Greater Monster breathes new life into the possibilities of fiction.

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A Greater Monster is available in …

New York City
Strand Book Store

Oak Park, IL
The Booktable

After-Words Books
Chicago Comics
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Death by Zamboni

“… like the Itchy and Scratchy Show on acid.”
— Aaron Roy Even, author of Bloodroot

“I don’t read often, but I read this book from cover to cover because D. D. Katzman forced me.”
David Yow, singer from The Jesus Lizard.

A sweeping American romance spanning five American generations in America.

Oh, wait…that’s some other crappy novel. In Death by Zamboni, you’ll follow our anti-hero Satan Donut through a world of mimes, TV stars, zombies, blockheads, mad scientists, riot grrls, and werewolves. This genre-busting satire shish kabobs the commercial-entertainment state which degrades our lives and makes everyone stupid. But on a happy note, at least you’ve got your health.

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