Monday, March 16, 2009

The Buzz Builds for Kris Saknussemm's PRIVATE MIDNIGHT

The buzz for cult-novelist Kris Saknussemm's Private Midnight is starting to snowball – it’s so strange that everyone wants a chance to weigh in – and it’s sure to generate all the controversy deserved by a psychoerotic noir thriller that Kirkus calls “off-the-wall strange and surreal—and definitely not recommended as a Mother's Day gift.”

Leland Cheuk of just reviewed the novel, saying “his trademark capriciousness restrained and his imagination disciplined and purposeful, Saknussemm has delivered his most mature work of fiction to date.”

In addition, a fascinating piece by Saknussemm called "It's All in Your Head," in which he tells the back story of this mind-bending novel, was published on

Largehearted Boy also posted a Book Notes feature on the book, saying “part erotic thriller, part speculative fiction, Private Midnight is a showcase for Kris Saknussemm's talents for crafting a well-told tale with surprising twists and turns.”

Saknussemm will be kicking off his 9 city tour in Seattle on March 24th, and additional dates can be found here. He can be followed via his website, Facebook, twitter, or right here on the Overlook Blog.

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