Occasional blogging

My novel The Dream of Perpetual Motion was published in paperback this week by Picador, and this seemed like a good occasion to have the website redesigned (by Alice Zheng, who did a great job of capturing the general look and feel of the paperback’s new cover). Along with the site’s redesign, I also intend to post on a blog here, so keep an eye on this space for posts at random intervals on random subjects.

In the meantime—I’ll be reading at the Harrison Institute at the University of Virginia on Monday, February 7, at 7:00. (Additional information is here.) If you’re in the area that evening, please come by.

9 Responses to Occasional blogging

  1. Michael Wandmacher says:

    Just finished The Dream of Perpetual Motion. It’s truly one of the most wonderfully strange and beautiful books I’ve ever read. Thank you for writing it.

  2. John Little says:

    Stumbled upon your novel leaving the library a couple of weeks ago. Read it almost non-stop (setting William Gibson aside). A remarkable work! Moments of your story are still with me; popping into my mind during the quiet times.

    Will be ordering my personal copy soon. A keeper. A fantastically haunting read and an excellent first. Thank You.

    Looking forward to your next book.

    …now, back to ‘Mona Lisa Overdrive’.

    • dexterpalmer says:

      Cool! I’m glad you liked the book. (I read Mona Lisa Overdrive myself a while ago—I should go back and revisit that.)

  3. Bill Grimm says:

    I just finished reading your book. I enjoyed it very much. You have a clear voice and a great imagination — I hope you continue in this genre. Do you plan to continue writing science fiction?

    I have a book I would recommendyou read, if you like. It, too, has wonderful imagery and meticulous use of language: John Clute’s “Appleseed.” I hope you have a chance to read it — it is astonishing.

    I will look for your next book. You had a talented way of saying just enough and leaving the rest to the reader’s imagination — seemingly the central theme of “The Dream of Perpetual Motion,” and of perpetual motion in general, I would say.

    Thank you.

    • dexterpalmer says:

      Hi–I’m glad you liked the book! I’m working on new material, slowly but surely–I’m not ready to say anything about it yet, though.

      I’ve read some of John Clute’s criticism, but not his fiction. I’ll put Appleseed on my to-read list. Thanks for the recommendation!

  4. Evan Lavine says:

    Hello Dexter (always wanted to say that after watching Dexter! Hope you don’t mind!

    I still am reading “The Dream…” and am only at the Birthday Party meal and am quite mad that I have to do responsible, everyday things like work instead of reading this glorious piece of work.

    I set upon it not knowing anything and love when a book takes me somewhere unexpected and out of my mind. Thank you for this. Do you remember when the last time this happened to you? Whether it be a movie, book or album? Just curious…

    Great to meet you sir, and thanks for these moments!

    • dexterpalmer says:

      Hi, Evan–I’m glad you’re enjoying the book! As far as unexpected surprises for me in the last few years–Janelle Monae’s album The Archandroid was startling for me the first time I heard it. Thomas Mann’s novel Joseph and his Brothers is one of my favorites, too–I think it took me six weeks to read it, working at it daily, but I wouldn’t trade it for a dozen books that I could tear through. And as far as movies, Tarsem Singh’s film The Fall deserves to be more well known than it is.

  5. evan lavine says:

    Thanks Dexter for the response. I did see The Fall and was simply amazed. I will be sure to check out Monae and Mann’s work. Nothing wrong with a six-week read – a good vacation!

    Cheers Dexter!

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