Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Wolf at the Door” as Want to Read:
See a Problem?
We’d love your help. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of Wolf at the Door by Travis Jeppesen.
Not the book you’re looking for?
Preview — Wolf at the Door by Travis Jeppesen
Wolf at the Door
by Travis Jeppesen (Goodreads Author)
A sculptor dying of a mysterious illness leaves the city behind in order to live out his final days in solitude in a village somewhere in Eastern Europe. His sole contact is with a deaf-mute gravedigger named Vojtech, a golem-like figure who delivers the necessary provisions — when he remembers to show up. A nameless wanderer traverses the barren streets of an unknown city ...more
Paperback, 170 pages
Published July 1st 2007 by Twisted Spoon Press
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
(showing 1-30 of 72)
This is another strange book from Travis Jeppesen. A book that many people will hate, and understandably so. It consists of two separate and unrelated stories that never intersect; one of a dying man living out his final days in a village in Eastern Europe, the other of a sadistic killer with a dark past. The prose is raw and fractured, speaking in fragments. It oscillates between straight forward linear narrative and dream-like stream of consciousness bordering on poetry. At times disturbing, a ...more
What can I say these parallel but seemingly unrelated tales by two seriously disturbed people: one dying man's stream of consciousness, one not so stream-like? I had hoped for sort of redemptive ending, but finished up with misanthropy. Its shortness was a saving grace, other than for those who might appreciate writing that is the bastard child of Bukowski, Hubert Selby and James Joyce. I'll not be rushing out to find anything else he has written.
This book surprised me. I'd initially written it off (at the time I was disgusted with pretty much everything and anything and tossed it aside with no intention or revisiting it). However a few days ago I decided to give it a shot. I'm pleased I did; Jeppesen's moody farcical prose provided the detachment I needed. It took me out of my reality for those few hours and I'm thankful for that.
This book was very intriguing because of its writing style, but further into the book it had some vulgar scenes that were quite unpleasant to read, but I suppose that is what the author was going for. I sold the book before I finished it, partly because I was scared what awful things I would read next. The risk wasn't worth finishing it.
Travis Jeppesen is the author of Victims, Wolf at the Door, and Poems I Wrote While Watching TV. A collection of his art criticism, Disorientations, will be published in 2008. With Mario Dzurila, he runs the publishing house BLATT.More about Travis Jeppesen...