Wow, wow, wow – NPR has a KILLER review of Broken Monsters today.
“It’s hard to overstate how ambitious Broken Monsters is, maybe because Beukes somehow manages to make it look easy. Her prose is unhindered, exuberant, and something like addictive — you can tell yourself you’re just going to read one chapter, but before you know it, you’ve gone through 100 pages. You could say that she’s as edgy as James Ellroy, as creepy as Stephen King, and as darkly funny as Kurt Vonnegut, but Beukes is an author whose work is resistant to easy comparisons. Broken Monsters is one of the most remarkable books of the year, and one of the best suspense novels you’ll read in quite some time.”
In other news, I’ll be in Los Angeles at Book Soup with Sara Gran 7pm TONIGHT. Please come along. Bring ALL THE PEOPLE. I’ll be reading the scandalous sexy chapter.
Then Anderson’s Bookstores in Chicago on Thurs, Public Pool in Detroit on Friday, Sunday at the Brooklyn Book Festival, Monday at Housing Works in NYC with Lev Grossman and Jeff vanderMeer, Tuesday at Porter Square Books with Joe Hill. Catch me while you can!
Here’s all my US tour details for the next week:
8818 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069, Tel: 626-449-5320 www.booksoup.com
123 West Jefferson Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540 www.andersonsbookshop.com 630-355-2665
Art party, Broken Monsters launch party, announcement of the first ever Write-A-House grant at the Public Pool Artspace, 3309 Caniff Ave, Hamtramck, MI 48212
Science and Speculation Panel, Borough Hall Media Room, Brooklyn Book Festival, Brooklyn Borough Hall.
Three genre-bending international bestsellers use Denmark, Detroit, Nigeria and South Africa for the backdrops of their wildly inventive fiction. Join authors Naja Marie Aidt(Baboon), Lauren Beukes (Broken Monsters) and Deji Olukotun (Nigerians in Space). Moderated by Laura Miller
We’re All Mad Here: Authors Lauren Beukes (Broken Monsters), Lev Grossman (The Magician’s Land), and Jeff VanderMeer (Acceptance) talk the weird, the fantastical, and the magical, followed by a Q&A and signing.
Housing Works, 130 Crosby Street, New York, NY. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Porter Square Shopping Center, 25 White Street, Cambridge, MA 02140 Tel: 617-491-2220 or email email@example.com