|By (author):||Libling, Michael|
|Subject:||FICTION / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy|
|FICTION / Horror|
|Size:||9.00in x 6.00in x 1.00in|
|From The Publisher*|
Based, as they say, on a true story . . .
|Review Quote*||"I don't use the word 'brilliant' promiscuously, never have, never will, but with Michael Libling's wonderful first novel I use it very comfortably. For another reader, Hollywood North might be simply 'ingenious' or 'charming' or 'outrageously engaging', but I believe it's more than that?a novel that film buffs will love, along with anyone living in a society with the hand of popular culture upon them as baptism or drowning (or both). Yes, it's charming and human and light-hearted in its seriousness, and clever and rich with a film-lover's allusions, nods and hats-off; but that's another matter. One of the best first novels I've read in a decade."|
Bruce McAllister, author of Dream Baby and The Village Sang to the Sea: A Memoir of Magic
"Take Stephen King, Nick Hornby, Theodore Roszak, Woody Allen, and Stranger Things, sprinkle in the spice of a subtle Canadian sensibility, and process it all through the meat grinder that is Michael Libling's imagination, and this is the eerie result."
Claude Lalumiere, author of Venera Dreams: A Weird Entertainment
"Hollywood North, perhaps the cleverest use of the so-called unreliable narrator that I have ever seen outside of Nabokov or perhaps Evan S. Connell Jr., is also so devastating as to go far beyond the clever. Michael Libling's first novel is the work of a prodigy with no reference to age and it explores the darkness of human complexity with bravura."
?Barry Malzberg, author of The Bend at the End of The Road, Breakfast in the Ruins
Michael Libling is a World Fantasy Award-nominated author whose writing has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Asimov's Science Fiction, The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror, and Welcome to Dystopia: 45 Visions of What Lies Ahead, and many others. Hollywood North: Life, Love & Death in Six Reels is set in his hometown of Trenton or, as his protagonist puts it, "that aberrant speck of chronic self-deception on the north shore of Lake Ontario." Michael is the father of three daughters and lives in Montreal with his wife, Pat.