Shall We Gather at the Garden?
What awaits you: a commune of beautiful and wise circus midgets; the Love-o-tron, towering orange plants capable of joyous sexual reproduction; The Chain of Absurdity; Bottled Barbed Chains; Viso-Pants; The Commercial of Truth; a man named Mark Anders; a little doe-eyed girl; The Grand Dictator; a Zen Master...more
At heart, this seems to be a book about a book. The book was accidentally published as a romance novel....nevermind. I couldn't do it. There is no way to describe this book. It is the single most original piece of writing I have ever encountered. It was so strange that, ...more
In its pages you’ll find an eschatology wherein enlightened, god-like midgets determine the cyclical destruction/rebirth of humanity.
You’ll find lots of other fun things there too.
Like, for example, the aeons-old skeletal remains of Lionel Richie worshipped as a holy relic.
To describe the plot and subp ...more
As I started reading this book, I kept having vivid recollections of my time spent reading and laughing at Nikolai Gogol. For some reason, I was specifically reminded of "The Nose" and "The ...more
"Shall We Gather in the Garden?" doesn't fall under this category. It is an example of condensed storytelling at its best and never fails to entertain, induce laughter, and thrill with its imagination. It's the sort of book that you can start reading at any random p ...more
Currently, HOUSE OF HOUSES, SHALL WE GATHER AT THE GARDEN?, OCEAN OF LARD (co-written with Carlton Mellick III), GRAPE CITY, and THE GREATEST FUCKING MOMENT IN SPORTS are my books from Eraserhead Press.
I've had a lot of short fiction published since 1995. Biggest short fiction credit = a story in THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF LEGAL THRILLERS, published by Carroll and Graf in the US and C ...more