Good Reviews for The Suicide Collectors

Today a starred review came out for The Suicide Collectors in Publishers Weekly, a major publishing industry magazine, perhaps even the industry magazine. I am told the print version of PW also has my picture in it, so my visage is going out across America as we speak.

Here are some pull away lines from that review and the Kirkus Reviews review it got a couple of weeks earlier.

"Eloquent prose and haunting characters lift Oppegaard’s astonishing debut..."

-Publishers Weekly

"Oppegaard demonstrates a terrific sense of the macabre with absorbing sequences featuring feral children, a house papered in suicide notes,and other relics of a dying society. He also articulately ponders why such a plague might materialize."

-Kirkus Reviews

9 comments:

Blogagaard said...

Wow. I just called around to 7 bookstores in St. Paul and Bloomington and none of them had a real copy of PW. Two were out of stock and I had to educate five booksellers about what Publishers Weekly even was.

Just Dan said...

Congrats, Dave! Those are some boffo, first-rate reviews!

Yes! My New Year's resolution to use the word 'boffo' this year has at last come to pass!

Blogagaard said...

and lo, the word boffo reigned across the land...

thanks, JD!

Lex Ham Rand said...

Wow - that was a great review. This thing could take off!

Blogagaard said...

Yeah, these days I just pace my apartment and try to do non-offensive things that won't jinx the book. Like setting the cat on fire, etc.

Lex Ham Rand said...

Yeah....cats don't like fire. They don't usually care to go "swimming" in the toilet, either. Not that I would know... um, just, you know, saying that I'm pretty sure that they don't appreciate it.

Not that I would ever do that, um, or even consider it.

Anonymous said...

Nice review... but is the story going to be too bleak?

Blogagaard said...

I guess you'll just have to read it to find out...

Dum dum dum!

Anonymous said...

:D

now i should have expected that answer! will read...

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