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Those who have attempted something artistic, only to find themselves tempted by a sea of impulsive despair over the eternal-seeming war between art and commerce, will identify head-over-heels with the tragicomic sojourn of Ches Smith's metafictional protagonist. —Mark Dostert, author of Up in Here: Jailing Kids on Chicago's Other Side, a Houston Chronicle Best Books of 2014"

The Author is Dead is a deliciously metafictional romp that weds ennui and action to tell a gripping story. Definitely a horse of a different color, read it to believe it. —David S. Atkinson, author of Apocalypse All the Time and the forthcoming Roses are Red, Violets are Stealing Loose Change From My Pockets While I Sleep.

Ches Smith is an intelligent, gifted writer who makes the aberrant and bizarre seem not just possible, but reasonable. His ability to script twists and turns and the slightly askew, obsessed personality he gives the protagonist both lend themselves well to metafiction. There is a risk an author can run of the story becoming an exercise in narcissism, the protagonist being too self-absorbed when the main character is in his head much of the time. No problem here. The author deftly counteracts that with intriguing secondary characters, a well-integrated plot, and unexpected action. The Author is Dead is a disquieting, engrossing read, making you wonder how much of it is fact and how much is fiction. Ches Smith definitely has the writing chops to keep you reading while you try to figure it out.   — Colorado Book Review

A self-deprecating, self-aware—and engaging—postmodernist tale. — Kirkus Review


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 540 KB
  • Print Length: 234 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Literary Wanderlust (1 Oct. 2018)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07HY9DN8Y
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