#FridayReads The Absolution of Roberto Acestes Laing
Yes, we know it's actually Thursday and the title says #FridayReads, but now's the perfect time to dig in to Nicholas Rombes' chilling debut novel, The Absolution of Roberto Acestes Laing. Published in late-2014, the novel was one of Flavorwire, Entropy, and Book Riot's best of the year, earning its author comparisons to Borges, Lynch, and Bolaño.
At Vice, Blake Butler called it "addictive reading," while 3:AM Magazine said "Kafka directed by David Lynch doesn’t even come close. It is the most hauntingly original book I’ve read in a very long time. Nicholas Rombes' The Absolution of Roberto Acestes Laing is a strong contender for novel of the year."