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Fiction. "SELF-TITLED DEBUT is a mess o' finely machined machine-like fictions. There is a sublime relentlessness in the generative power of the permutations at all levels from word to sentence to paragraph to page. He exhausts exhaustion effortlessly. These inventive hypoxic hieroglyphs gin-up ingeniously a whole new notion of genus: story and the species: short. Some deb ...more
Paperback, 100 pages
Published December 1st 2008 by Subito Press
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Mar 25, 2009 Artifice Magazine rated it it was amazing
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Just finished this this weekend. Andy, you've written quite a debut here. "A Name You Can Trust" may be the best detective-noir story about Abraham Lincoln I've ever read.
Michael
Jun 02, 2009 Michael rated it it was amazing
Wait, this fiction is experimental and comical? That's not supposed to happen!
Stefanie Ann
Jul 05, 2009 Stefanie Ann rated it it was amazing
So I suppose I should begin with my bias. I am the author's little sister who stands to inherit his millions in the unfortunate event of his passing. Therefore, buy his book so I can secure my future solid gold swimming pool! Being that I am Andrew's little sister, people will probably ask me, "Stefanie, what is Andrew like as a person?" I will answer by looking befuddled, mumbling, and walking away. Then I will go home and look Andrew Farkas up on Google and Wikipedia. According to Wikipedia, A ...more
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Aug 08, 2012 J.A. rated it liked it
"From the start, Farkas’s book reads as an exercise in obfuscation. The cover itself is a blurred image of a headless man, walking in an undeterminable landscape, bracketed in scars of unidentifiable light; and its title – Self-Titled Debut – is clearly mocking yet also latching onto this notion of indeterminacy. And while I’d love to say that there is value in this vagueness, that Farkas is using these motifs to talk about them, over the course of this eleven story collection I am not convinced ...more
Brandon Will
Well well well, what do we have here...

Looks like we have ourselves a wise-acre, a tom-fooler, a player-of-words, a mischief-maker, a puckish rascal ruffian son-of-a-gun, artfully amusing perhaps himself, perhaps us, perhaps everybody who shows up, with this collection of short stories and flash fictions and what-have-yous that are incredibly playful while never being less than highly intelligent, the outcome being quite delightful -- and I don't use the word delightful de-lightly.
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