My Pet Serial Killer reviewed at Word Riot

My Pet Serial Killer reviewed at Word Riot

“This is a book you will love, even if it seems like everything you want to avoid. I read this book in one day, in two sittings, addicted to the prose, its conversational tone at such odds with its wild content.

“This is serial killer fiction as it has never been done before. It is maddening and dark and twisted and yet somehow so much fun to read.

“Just dive in and enjoy the twisted ride.”

Click here for the full review

My Pet Serial Killer reviewed at Heavy Feather Review

A new review of My Pet Serial Killer was published today at Heavy Feather Review and it’s got some really humorous lines. We’re talking really playful. Cassandra Gillig did a great job reacting to the gore and the transgressive qualities of the novel with lighthearted humor.

I’ve quoted a few:

“But Seidlinger is not overcome by an urge to pander to the cliches of genre fiction; he is a literary man.”

“So yes, every single grad student is crazy and plotting your death! They are still mad about their GRE scores! They will never stop being mad about job placement! Don’t trust them! (Thankfully most grad students do not possess more physical strength than the ability to lift a small crate of oranges.)”

“Seidlinger’s work shows a steady fascination with the arduous yet too human task of composing and managing the public manifestation of one’s private life.”

“Clearly such a realistic portrait of a serial killer couldn’t be penned by someone who hasn’t killed. If you see Michael J Seidlinger at AWP or something, be very very cautious; he has killed before and he will kill again.”

For the full review, click here. It’s a fun one!

My Pet Serial Killer reviewed at ChiZine’s Chiaroscuro

My Pet Serial Killer reviewed at ChiZine’s Chiaroscuro

Gabino Iglesias reviewed My Pet Serial Killer and had quite a bit of really good (really flattering) things to say about the book. Here are some of my favorite lines from the review:

With My Pet Serial Killer, Seidlinger has once again brought to the table the elements that make his work so enjoyable and then taken a step further: he’s reinvented the serial killer thriller.

A strange relationship blossoms and, although it’s clear who the killer is, soon dependency, obsession, and psychological punishment blur the line between victim and aggressor. Claire has what she wants and provides the killer, whose work gets noticed and earns him the name the Gentleman Killer, with what he needs.

My Pet Serial Killer walks the line between a thriller and a horror novel.

Social critique and the taste of human flesh seldom mixes together as well as they do in My Pet Serial Killer. Michael J. Seidlinger has a knack for revamping genres, and this book is entertaining proof of that.

Also, the book is available now for purchase here, here, or here

If any serial killer could “be yours”, who would it be?

If any serial killer could “be yours”, who would it be?

HTML Giant is hosting a giveaway for My Pet Serial Killer. To win, answer the question, “If any serial killer could “be yours”, who would it be?”

Best answers – the ones Ken Baumann and I deem clever, funny, insane/sick enough – will win a copy.

5 copies available!

My Pet Serial Killer now available!

January 21st. Martin Luther King Day. It is also the official release day of My Pet Serial Killer, my fourth novel. If you are a sick fuck like me, this might just be the book for you! Spread the word. Let’s all be a little fucked in the head.

“Be mine, she said.

“I didn’t know anything until she came along.

“She told me I had ‘full of fight’ tattooed on my insides and then she made me believe it. The first time I took someone for her I knew it was true. I was a taker. She told me she only loved the takers of this world. Of course, we all eventually get taken in the end. You know what I remember from that first time though? The sounds. It almost like the sound a baby makes when it’s sighing. That’s how quiet it is. I just kept needing that sound over and over again. So I took and I took and I took and I took and I took some more.

“Of course, I couldn’t go deep enough for her in the end. She poured salt on me and I melted into nothing.

“You know that old saying? She was the type of person who tells you that dragons don’t exist, and then she leads you to their caves. I never even really called her by her name even. I never really called her Claire. I just thought of her as god. I asked her what it was like studying forensics and she told me that once you know about the invisible world then the visible world didn’t matter anymore.

“She told me the visible world is what we’re all trying to get away from. I just wanted to become invisible with her.”

– Scott M., aka “Scott the Slaughter,” serving back-to-back life sentences at Montgomery State Prison

“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

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