Executive Severance, a masterful work of Twitter microblogging fiction, is delightfully full of punny dialogue, clever character conditions, and a total lack of adherence to the old "rules" of storytelling.
"A delightful 'twitstery' - a mystery written in real time Tweets - that is compelling, entertaining, and shows off what can be done in the 140-character form with style and mastery. Poe would have been proud of the new form Blechman has given to the mystery story."
- Paul Levinson, author of New New Media
and The Plot to Save Socrates
"A He Dunit. It's got everything: narrative drive, mystery, comedy, thrills, tension, laughs. Blechman is on to something, a genre as important to literature as the invention of haiku in rhyme. ..."
- Marvin Kitman, media critic, author of The Man Who Would Not Shut Up: The Rise of Bill O'Reilly
A laugh out loud comic mystery novel that is born from the juxtaposition of authorial invention and technological communication innovation. Hold the phone; exalt in the mystery--engage with Blechman's story which signals the inception of a new literary art form.
- Marleen S. Barr, Envisioning the Future: Science Fiction and the Next Millennium
"Embracing the challenges found in publishing via the medium Twitter, Bob Blechman's super silly story Executive Severance
is stuffed with punny dialogue, clever character conditions, and a total lack of adherence to the old "rules" of storytelling."
- Michelle Anderson, mediaChick, The Miracle in July - a digital love story