Prose, paperback, 114 pages, from Dostoyevsky Wannabe.
A Hypocritical Reader is your emancipation, reader. Want to lose yourself in your favourite genre? This book is for you. Want to question the influence of modernist experimentalism on the short story form? This book is also for you. Want to explore that unspeakable Barthesian dictum? Okay? You want to psychoanalyse the (female) writer? Hmmm. Follow the book's emotional arc, or pick your own path by choosing which pages to turn to. Hell, you can even clip out the individual words and collage your way into exciting new worlds. Just don’t tell the author.
This book is Calvino, with an attitude.
"Splicing the Choose Your Own Adventure format, sci-fi, metafiction, absurdism and social critique, Rosie Šnajdr's A Hypocritical Reader is experimental fiction at its most animated and innovative. This is the future literature we need but haven't seen. You read it here first."
"A warping, wending, distending, distressing, flaming lightening strike of a book--Šnajdr summons forces to be reckoned with."
Rosie Šnajdr is an author, editor, and academic. Her work has appeared in The Cambridge Literary Review, Liberating the Canon: An Anthology of Innovative Literature (Dostoyevsky Wannabe), and is forthcoming in TOTAL CANT (Cant Books).