On his excellent blog with hidden noise (bookmark it–it’s great), Dan Visel has posted a review of Sergio De La Pava’s A Naked Singularity (which you may recall is the self-published novel I called “one of the best and most original novels of the decade“).
A more important question, though: how did the publishing industry fail this book? Someone should be paying Sergio De La Pava for the right to publish him; that work of this caliber is being published by a vanity press is depressing. The publishing industry prides itself on being a filter saving us from the mounds of garbage that are annually written; but honestly, this book could advantageously be pitted against almost any novel published in the past ten years by the big houses – especially the endless raft of New York novels. This is a book that deserves to be read more widely; in a better world, people would be reading this rather than Freedom.