~Midwest Book Review
Reno novelist Thomas Lloyd Qualls is a psychonaut. His luminous debut novel, Waking Up at Rembrandt's, strikes literary gold, mining the depths of his character's complex interior landscapes through an unlikely amalgam of poetry, prose and spirituality... The immediacy evoked by [the author's] use of second person narration acts as connective tissue binding the reader to the plot lines... reminiscent of David Foster Wallace...
Thomas Lloyd Qualls is a writer of great sensitivity, passion and spirituality. His first novel -- Waking Up At Rembrandt's -- is an exquisite blend of fiction and poetry... He breaks all the rules, but makes it work. It's a good read; I heartily recommend it."
~Carol Purroy, TV Producer/Host, AUTHOR! AUTHOR!
Waking up at Rembrandt's is an artful weave of metaphysical storyline with poetry; of awakenings and raw themes. It is not to be missed.
~Elle Marie Garfield, children's author, The Secret Life of Streams
Dipping a toe into this work is pretty much impossible; once you open it, you get drawn in and it doesn't let you go. The range of creative effort on display here is a bit breathtaking...a skilled writer with an appealing way with words. This story is well worth sharing.
From the Author
If you are interested in reading more of his work, including the new book of poems, love jaywalks, an upcoming collection of essays, or his second novel, painted oxen, stop by his website whenever you like. tlqonline.com. You can also subscribe to his online journal, alchemy of words, while you are there.