Gabino Iglesias reviewed The Laughter of Strangers for one of the longest-running online magazines, the well-known and well-regarded Bookslut. It’s taken me quite a long time to post this on the blog because any and all attempts to “quote” a selection from the review has resulted in quoting the entire review. Damn, this is fucking difficult. Okay, random snippet from the review is as follows:

BOOKSLUT

An unexpected element of The Laughter of Strangers that merits being mentioned is the way Seidlinger uses the page. Instead of filling the page, the narrative here seems deliberately placed. As a result, blank space takes on a multiplicity of meanings and single sentences seem to be under a spotlight.

The Laughter of Strangers is a brave attempt at decoding identity by looking at it through a media microscope that’s stained with insanity. Seidlinger has made a name for himself by writing odd narratives with a smart edge, and this fast-paced and paranoid tale of a shattered psyche in a decaying body is his best outing yet.

Click here to read the full review.

 

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