“The Strangest” reviewed by Cultured Vultures

An incredibly glowing review of THE STRANGEST by Jay Slayton-Joslin for Cultured Vultures.

“What could have been a gamble turns out to be a grand success, and Seidlinger shows that he’s not just causing waves in the indie lit scene, but any lit scene.”

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Tobias Carroll interviewed me about “The Strangest” for Volume 1 Brooklyn

Tobias Carroll interviewed me about Albert Camus, multi-tasking, THE STRANGEST, identity as a literary theme, and more for Volume 1 Brooklyn.

It’s true. I’m fascinated with identity. It’s one of the most important aspects of an individual in the face of a society that quickly judges and forms assumptions upon the nature of the individual’s identity. There are a number of basic questions that open up what I feel to be seemingly endless curiosities: How much of an individual’s identity is manufactured by their upbringing? How much of it is under direct control of the individual, capable of sculpting and/or designing a persona? What kind of effects does society inflict upon the ideal identity? Are we able to evolve our identities by choice as we navigate through society’s various pressures, responsibilities, and hurdles, or are we essentially steeling, dispelling/redesigning in order to slip past? Why is it so difficult to abide by a more honest and open identity than one that is layered so as to be (seemingly) more complex, enigmatic, and impossible to fully comprehend?

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“The Laughter of Strangers” reviewed by Benoit Lelievre for Dead End Follies

Benoit Lelievre with an astonishingly honest review of The Laughter of Strangers.

THE LAUGHTER OF STRANGERS, by Michael J. Seidlinger takes an honest swing at the boxing novel, yet it’s a boxing novel that’s not about boxing. That’s why I think it is quite successful at what it’s trying to do.

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Unnamed Press to publish FALTER KINGDOM in Fall 2016

I wrote a YA book about friendship and demonic possession called FALTER KINGDOM and it’ll be out in 2016. S/o to Olivia Taylor Smith and Unnamed Press for spearheading the book’s publication and being the kind of enthusiastic supporter a jaded author like myself (I am my own worst enemy) can often be about his children (every book I write).

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