Sam is a sucker for dense, twisty novels that wrestle with difficult questions. He is arguably the most caffeinated member of the Village Books staff.
A hard-boiled, defiantly satirical romp through the adolescent internet, delivered by the reigning American master of postmodern absurdity. The very definition of 'Pynchonesque.'
It's like 'One Hundred Years of Solitude.' Except in Denmark. And with boats. An absolute masterpiece.
Usually, the term 'literary thriller' carries the connotation of a novel neither all that thrilling nor particularly literary. 'Night Film,' however, doesn't just live up to the hype...it far exceeds it. Is this mystery? A technotext? A work of art? It's all that, and it's brilliant. --Sam