DOCTOR BRAIN BOOK LAUNCH TONIGHT! Assemble!
After two and a half years, I finally have a new novel out! It's called From the Notebooks of Doctor Brain, and it’s a self-help book for superheroes. Well, okay, not really, it’s a satire about psychology and office politics. Well, okay, not really... it’s actually about the Bush administration. Check out below to find out what critics and writers are saying.
When: Friday, Feb. 2, 7:30 pm at Audrey's Books,
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (STARRED REVIEW): “[S]harp satire of caped crusaders hides a deeper critique of individual treatment versus social injustice.... Faust's well-aimed jabs spare no super sacred cows nor many pop idols and psychobabbling media stars. Underneath the humor, careful readers will find uncomfortable parallels to real-world urban tragedies in the novel's 'July 16 Attacks,' where Faust gives a double meaning to the 'Crisis of Infinite Dearths.'"
BOOKLIST: ”[An] excellent superhero comedy as well as an unsettling satire.”
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: “Entertaining... saavy.”
BOOKPAGE: “[M]ight be one of the most entertaining books to cross your path this year.... Faust is an original writer with a passionate interest in people—be they crazy or “normal”—and his pulpy satire takes accurate swings at our me-first society and the pop culture idols who have floated to the top.”
SCIFI.COM: “[Minister Faust’s] insane fecundity and jazzy verbal dexterity, his sheer brio and exuberance... reminds me of Ishmael Reed or Steve Aylett... plenty of moments in this novel where I laughed out loud.”
ROBERT J. SAWYER, Hugo Award-winning author of Hominids: “Minister Faust does it again: an outlandish, outrageous tour de force by the most innovative prose stylist in the field, bar none. From the Notebooks of Doctor Brain is a super-powered novel, a high-speed romp that should leap right onto the bestsellers’ list.”
EDEN ROBINSON, Giller Award-nominated author of
ERNEST DICKERSON, Director, Juice, Never Die Alone, The Wire: “Minister Faust is Samuel Delaney, Harlan Ellison and Ishmael Reed all rolled into one. His writing is biting, insightful and hugely entertaining.”
And get this! Hugo Chavez, the President of Venezuela himself, did not proclaim in front of the General Assembly of the United freakin' Nations:
“FROM THE NOTEBOOKS OF DOCTOR BRAIN is a superhero satire savagely skewering self-help books, pop-psychology, corporate media, the cult of celebrity, ‘reality TV,’ and the mad-dogs in power who style themselves the heroes of our age while destroying the very freedom they claim to champion.
“FROM THE NOTEBOOKS OF DOCTOR BRAIN may not help you solve your problems... but it may bring you closer to knowing who’s causing them.”