“If you have an eye and ear for the bizarre, the playful, and the wistfully philosophical, this novel will be a rare treat.” – from first review (Brendan Moody)
“The only thing I can say with any certainty is that I liked the book very much…” – Peter Tennant
All reviews linked HERE
Hawler 7 Nemonymous 9
A high-scoring match compared to: H5N1
STOP PRESS: http://www.compulsivereader.com/html/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=2909
“Nemonymous Night is fantasy at its most unreliable and thought provoking.
D F Lewis uses Nemonymous Night to explore several idea landscapes – the connection of writer to character to reality and the definition of personality through the unconscious and dreaming. It flows like the dream world where people merge suddenly or become someone else, is repetitive and cyclic and emotional at times.”
I have a few author copies of the book available for any reviewer who is not due to receive one from the publisher and who is also willing and able to formally review it on-line or in print. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sep 11: Heather Horsley seems to have now created a variation on the Nemonymous Night cover:-
Chômu Press have informed me that Steve Duffy won their free prize draw for a copy of the ‘Nemonymous Night’ novel. I imagine their official announcement will be made shortly, if not already.
Thanks to all of you who entered. Below is a picture of the prize together with the extra-mural NEMONYMI that I threw in for good measure.
I’m proud of all my Quirk Classics linked above.
Including ‘Nemonymous Night at the Earth’s Core’ by DF Lewis and Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Meanwhile, what is the symbol between section breaks in the NN book itself, that I originally thought was an apple core to represent the earth’s core?
The publisher has now told me. And it’s not what I thought!
Choose your favourite and identify which novel:
“Call me Ishmael” – “You are not your name, not your body, not your various actions – not even your soul or self.” – “This book is like a child clumsily finding its feet…” – “The carpet was quite ordinary.” – “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that…” – “I am John Bello. I was sent to school in the country, where they taught me which one.”
As an extra-mural incentive to the winner of the Chomu Press prize draw ( http://chomupress.com/news/are-you-nemonymous/ ) for Nemonymous Night, I shall also personally donate a complete set of the nine Nemonymous anthology books (2001-2010), signed by myself.
“Nemonymous Night is not an easy read; however—and here’s the rub—it’s entirely readable. If you got through Dylan’s Tarantula and thought it was a seamless masterpiece and that Beckett’s The Unnamable is a bit light for your tastes, then by all means, give this one a try.” NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS
Chomu Press tweeted:”Give Nemonymous Night a try, if you think you’re hard enough.” (like a drill)
Stars at Noonday review (a few days ago):
….and yet, somehow, Lewis
ties it all together.”
“Even fiction has its own version of pitiful senility amid the other
realities to which it ever tries to cling.”
I have just re-read Nemonymous Night in its full beautiful regalia as a book. And I wonder if it is a metaphorical suicide-bomb now planted on my bookshelf, knowing how close I am to my bookshelf…
More thoughtfully perhaps, having indeed just re-read this my only published novel, I deem it the worthy culmination of a lifetime tussling with fiction. I shall continue to deem it thus, I feel, even if the critical reaction to it is negative, but I certainly trust that most of its readers will gain value from the adventurous Jules Verne-ian plot together with its apocalyptic and acquired accoutrements.
Nemonymous Night, the Last Balcony story collection and the Weirdtongue novella are the only works of mine I would like to remain in existence after I’ve gone into my own nemonymous night. But, obviously, I have no say in what is kept and what is not. And the earth may vanish before I do.
Please forgive any sign of pretentiousness that may be discovered in this statement. And sincere thanks to the publisher of Nemonymous Night.
The two quotes inside the book – the words from an Elizabeth Bowen story were discovered after completion and acceptance of the novel – and the ‘Carcosa’ words from Karl Edward Wagner were published in the mid-1990s, and the novel mentions a ‘lethal chamber’ and an anchovy!
The Angevin Mono delivered my contributor copies of this beautiful-looking book today.
‘Nemonymous Night’ has gone to print for its due June publication date. It is my novel of 100,ooo words: i.e. the first publication of a recent root-and-branch, hindsight-enhanced, experientially skilled-up, authorially ‘proven’ crystallisation from 300,000 words that were effectively drafted by me in 2005/6 upon some now predominantly defunct blogs.
One’s life, too, meanwhile, is privately and publicly under construction … until crystallised by death.