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The prose is crisp, unique and highly meaningful.
The results are not always good, but you might finish with the ability to fight the best fight of your life … which can only come through sacrifice and perseverance.
This book has got the reader's brain before the reader ever knows what a brain is to be in one's head.
The Laughter of Strangers, written by Michael J. Seidlinger, is a tough book that zips, stings, and burns. The prose floats like a butterfly but the content stings like a bee. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Phoenix
This book is so much more than a boxing novel. In some ways, it's more than a "novel" regardless of genre. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Michael A. Rose
A novel just as much about boxing, as society, media, mental illness and the darkest aspects of the human psyche. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Bud Smith
This was a unique book, not at all what anyone would expect from the content. It has just enough experimental stream of consciousness to keep the reader in the protagonist's... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Chris Custer
This is quite easily the best contemporary novel I've read all year. It's my first book by Seidlinger and so I didn't know what to expect. Read morePublished 13 months ago by E. Siqueiros
Reading The Laughter of Strangers was an entirely unique experience. The pacing and style of the prose had the effect of suspending my comprehension of time each time I sat down to... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Cory MacDonald
There is a claustrophobic, Dexter-like urgency in which Seidlinger uncoils Floures's mind as though it's an old battered and patched-up garden hose. There are delusions. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Brian A. Ellis
Seidlinger has an impressive and thorough understanding of boxing and human nature. This is a great story and a really well constructed novel. I recommend it highly.Published 15 months ago by Adam Robinson
I originally rated this one four stars and let it mellow in my mind before writing a review. I'm glad I did, because it gave me time to reflect on why Laughter of Strangers is... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Jeremy