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David David Katzman's second novel, A Greater Monster, is perhaps the most original and perhaps the most harrowing book to come along in a while...It would take most of us a lifetime to think of all the characters and situations within these 369 pages. The brilliance of his imagination aside, we must also consider that this novel is a lot to absorb...However, you will be refreshed with new characters and situations every few pages--all of which will be other-worldly. You will stumble onto sparks, which will snowball into a catharsis more than once. Most of all, you will be challenged as both a reader and a thinker. If the pros outweigh the cons for you, then David David Katzman might just be your new favorite author. --Maggie Hellwig, The Chicagoist
It is a jigsaw of writing and you find yourself falling down the rabbit hole. A book to ponder and to read for the sheer life on the page.... --Common Ills blog
Brilliant, insane and utterly unique, A Greater Monster offers pure sensory stimulation ... the graphics, concept and narration are pause-worthy, and they all combine to create literary indulgence at its best, its most interactive. --Jen Knox, author of To Begin Again (2011 Next Generation Indie Book Award winner)
I can't express how brilliant my favorite scenes in A Greater Monster are. In this extraordinary work, Katzman pushes language to do things, which are truly astounding. --Carra Stratton, Editor, Starcherone Press
With unique humor and plenty to think about, A Greater Monster is a fine and much recommended choice. --Midwest Book Review, Small Press Bookwatch
Intelligently written and displayed, A Greater Monster is truly like no book I have ever read before. While visions of Alice in Wonderland strayed through the back of my thoughts, this book is so much more. I admire David David Katzman's creativity and the amount of work that must have gone into creating such an exotic literary gift for readers who like to read beyond the lines of contemporary fiction. --Paige Lovitt, BLOGCRITICS.ORG
This is bizarro fiction at its most intense. It contains scenes and unique designs that seem engineered by some Mad Hatter and Chuck Palahniuk cross-breed. --Lavinia Ludlow, author of alt.punk
Imaginative, explosive and poetic. A real trip! ... A brain-singeing look at humanity at its strangest. ... Dark and edgy, like a Blade Runner for English majors. --Judges quotes from the 2012 Independent Book Publisher Awards
David David Katzman's first novel, Death by Zamboni, continues to be an acclaimed success. In 2013, the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography (CCLAPcenter.com) published a collection of his letters entitled The Kickstarter Letters. He was also published in Bridge Literary Magazine and Tailspins magazine. Katzman has a Master's Degree in English Literature from University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Bachelor's Degree in English Literature from The Ohio State University. He has performed as an actor and improviser throughout Chicago.
A Greater Monster is a magic carpet ride through the bowels of hell – exhilarating, macabre, and grotesque while still beautiful and inspiring. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Jewel
When I finished A Greater Monster I had to sit for a while to process what I had just read. Maybe I should say attempt to process what I had just read. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Amanda Pounds
I just finished A Greater Monster. I'm not sure what I read but I LOVED it.
How can that be? How did I fall in love with a furry cat bird named Sphinx? Read more
An amazingly unique novel, written by a brilliant mind. A Greater Monster is like nothing I've ever read before, it took me on a journey to a very strange but intriguing world. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jocelyn Herrington
I stumbled upon A Greater Monster by chance and have never read anything quite like it. The author's use of prose contributes to an almost trance-like experience. Read morePublished 6 months ago by S. Newman
David David Katzman's A Greater Monster is one of the most uniquely decadent novels I've read in a long while. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Lizzie L.
I read this book in a matter of days. The words tumble out like they are tumbling down a mountainside and propelling you forward, ever further into the cosmos. Read morePublished 12 months ago by M. Reader