Whew – okay, everything in regards to My Pet Serial Killer is set in stone. I’ve sent all the blurbs to Enigmatic Ink and they are sending the book to the printers tomorrow. EXCITEMENT. So grateful for everyone that read the galley, blurbed the book, and has spoken to me with interest in reviewing it.
Scott McClanahan, thanks so much for writing the back cover copy.
I’ve collected all of the blurbs; they are as follows:
This book defies categorization: A new kind of serial killer story that pushes and prods in all the unexpected directions. You’ve never read anything quite like this.
–Carlton Mellick III, author of Kill Ball
Michael Seidlinger’s swift-moving novel is an interesting addition to the genre, with all kinds of offbeat touches there for the connoisseur. He reminds me, in style, of some of the Swedish crime-writers we’ve seen. The narrative moves quickly towards a satisfying payoff.
–Todd Grimson, author of Stainless
‘And now they’re talking about media icons and murder’: Michael J. Seidlinger’s strange tale of Claire Wilkinson, forensics major, and her ‘Gentleman Killer’ is a wonderful romp through American wound culture, exploring the connection between art, media, serial killing, romance and anonymity. It reshapes the college romance plot as a wing of JG Ballard’s The Atrocity Exhibition.
–Johannes Göransson, author of Entrance to a colonial pageant in which we all begin to intricate
A rowdy menagerie of the unexpected, this book will delight and disturb even the bravest of readers; all preconceptions of what to trust and what to fear are masterfully upended within these pages.
–Alissa Nutting, author of Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls
Michael J. Seidlinger takes the slasher horror movie, snuff film, found footage and webcam porn, and the serial killer docudrama, cuts them all to pieces, pulls out their internal organs, reorganizes them in an ‘aesthetically pleasing arrangement,’ and shows us a story that is at once hilarious, pathetically sad, and a brilliant social critique. This is one where you’ll want to eat the offal.
–Jamie Iredell, author of The Book of Freaks
Part serial killer novel, part unhinged sociological treatise, Seidlinger’s latest is dripping with unique and wonderful darkness. It scares me.
–J David Osborne, author of Low Down Death Right Easy
I wouldn’t let my make-believe daughter out of the house after reading this.
–Gregory Sherl, author of The Oregon Trail is the Oregon Trail
Michael J. Seidlinger may be the most subversive author I know. In My Pet Serial Killer he’s redefining homicidal tendencies by way of the pickup arts; that’s definitely a trap.
–Pela Via, editor-in-chief of Manarchy Magazine
January 21st is just around the corner!