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Erik Martiny - With its playful, manic prose and delightful self-referentiality, 'The Pleasures of Queueing' is a caffeinated Tristram Shandy for the globalist era

Fe Orellana - journalist for a sensationalist newspaper, moves through the passages and galleries of Santiago, Chile, seeking to discover the mystery concealed by the homeless people, amputees and madmen who inhabit them.

William Melvin Kelley - An African-American reads James Joyce might be an easy way to describe this novel, as Kelley takes us on a strange trip, playing Joycean linguistic games along the way.A strange amalgam of ideas, scenes suggestive of potential for fuller development, ambiguous events, and suggestions that many or all events are either dreams or some kind of research project/experiment, all interspersed with odd language-play that includes puns; phonetic substitutions; alt-grammar; spelling, punctuation, and spacing trickery; and cryptically mangled dialect