Spencer Dew’s review of FUN CAMP is in the new issue of decomP. It’s one of those next level reviews that focuses less on good/bad and instead closely examines what the book is up to, folding the book into Dew’s own understanding of the world. It’s a real pleasure to read:
The Pumping Company is one of those bars that, at a certain hour, becomes a college bar, but earlier is a mix of alcoholics and working folks, people coming in alone to stare at the televisions or in pairs to complain about their jobs, or alone to get drinks bought for them or alone to complain about the jobs they’re currently on-shift at, down Broadway. Older people come in on dates, ordering the rancid pasta dishes. Younger people pre-drink with their cell phones in their hands, waiting for the real event, somewhere else.
Meanwhile the ambitious-and-expanding Vouched Books has indeed vouched for FUN CAMP: “This book will stain your lips with barrels of bug juice, callous your fingers from failed archery attempts, and give you the crisp thrill of a post-popsicle kiss: revel in the confusion and anarchy of summer camp.” They also included it on THE BEST SUMMER READING LIST EVER over at Scout Mob.
Other news? Small Press Distribution now carries FUN CAMP.
FUN CAMP is on Goodreads. That’s not news, I guess.
I updated this page with all FUN CAMP reviews and interviews. If you are a human or publication and would like to review FUN CAMP, let me know.
Boss Fight Books is on its way to being a proper business, which makes the state of California get a crazed look in its eye and go, “give me all your $$$$$$$$, sucker,” and then I do.
Mike Young made the big Tumblr leap.
Oakland, I had a great time with you this weekend! Let’s do it again.
Seattle, I am coming and reading on July 18! More details soon.