Lucy and Todd

More praise for The Five Simple Machines

In Reviews of Our Books on December 9, 2013 at 8:11 am

The Five Simple Machines, by Todd McEwen, is actually six narratives connected by the theme of sex. Published by the brilliant small press CB Editions, McEwen’s book…got better and better, proving that intelligence and comedy go really well together…  I recall recommending his second novel, McX: A Romance of the Dour, ages ago. His comedy then was a bit more Beckettian, but his pin-sharp intelligence is now operating under no influence but his own.’

(From Nicholas Lezard’s ‘favourite paperbacks of 2013’, Guardian, Dec. 7, 2013)

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