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I read a lot of titles. Sometimes it is the description which gets my attention when I see a new book. Other times it is the cover which intrigues me. A combination of both is why I opted to review Incognolio by Micheal Sussman.
I received an advance reader electronic copy of the title to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own and Amazon affiliate links are present for your shopping convenience.
About INCOGNOLIO by Michael Sussman
Bewildered but lovable author, Muldoon, is trapped in the dreamlike narrative of his own surrealistic novel.
Beginning with just a title—Incognolio—he enters a bizarre fictional realm that plunges him into an identity crisis of anguishing proportions.
Is he writing a story in which his stillborn twin sister has come to life, or is he the one who died at birth and it’s his sister who’s writing the novel?
Guided only by the whims and dictates of his subconscious mind, Muldoon must unravel the mystery of Incognolio and write his way to freedom or succumb to madness.
Bio for Micheal Sussman
Abandoned by a cackle of laughing hyenas, Michael Sussman endured the drudgery and hardships of a Moldavian orphanage until fleeing with a traveling circus at the age of twelve. A promising career as a trapeze artist was cut short by a concussion that rendered him lame and mute. Sussman wandered the world, getting by on such odd jobs as pet-food tester, cheese sculptor, human scarecrow, and professional mourner while teaching himself the art of fiction. He now lives in Tahiti with Gauguin, an African Grey parrot.
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Review of Incognolio by Micheal Sussman
To say this book is unique compared to many I’ve read would be an understatement.
It is like a stream of consciousness spat upon the pages of a book.
One minute you are in one line of thought and then instantly you are transported to another reality. Well, more like you do not always know if what is happening is ‘real’ or something the author in the book is typing up for his next novel.
If you like your stories well-ordered and following a normal progression, this is NOT a title for you.
But, if you like a somewhat strange plot or seemingly lack thereof, then this title may be just up your alley.
While I tend to like books which may provide some challenge or insights into my thoughts, I do like to deviate from the ‘norm.’ Hence, my attraction to this title. (And, hey, the cover is pretty cool looking as well!)
However, this is not a title which caught my attention and kept me up late at night reading. I needed more brain cells firing while reading to enjoy the ride.