LONDON BOOK LAUNCH FOR KINCH : at The Big Green Booshop in Wood Green in September 2015
NEWS & REVIEWS
“The novel 'Kinch is a rich tapestry of left field poetic prose. Unlike most novels there are no chapters but the narrative is organised into 'tabs' - each tab being no more than a few pages in length. This sets the tone for a series of vignettes that are closely woven together to create the larger narrative. I can best describe this wonderful book as elastic: it stretches out with tension only to snap back, almost to its original position, where we can relax for a short moment before the elastic pulls us with it again. Laurie Evan Owen's writing pierces through our intellect and awakens our sleeping emotions."
Dick Douglass, Writer and Film Maker
"Laurie Evan Owen’s ‘Kinch’ marks its author out as an experimental literary stylist to closely watch. The events that befall the novel’s key trio of characters and the walled town of Axton have something of Mervyn Peake’s classic ‘Gormenghast’ trilogy about them, yet ‘Kinch’ dwells very much in its own richly woven narrative, overflowing with mysterious poetry.”
Thomas H Green, Writer/Journalist, Founder/Music Editor, www.theartsdesk.com, Senior Lecturer, University of Chichester
'I originally downloaded this title via NetGalley. I invariably prefer real ink on pulped fibrous matter, but with this book, preference quickly morphed into need. The ebook presentation was formatted just enough to evince the presence of visually stylized poetiprose of orgasmic serenations, but could only whimper and mutter from its digital chains.
So I shelved the ones and zeroes and waited with virtual breath bated for my very non-virtual copy to traverse a very wet ocean. The cardboard packaging had hardly settled in the recycle bin before I had confirmed my earlier suspicions...
Succulent composition of a twisted tale,
woven inkily across the page,
5* Review - Israel, Goodreads.
'This is a bold, original and most ingenious novel. It is certainly like no other in its perplexing insights, its exhilarating linguistics and its overarching haunting structure.'
5* Review - Gillian, Amazon
‘Prepare to enter the dark, unsettling world of Kinch, Pigeon and Brownie, where you will be carried along on rich, visceral writing which uncannily dissolves the boundaries between prose and poetry. This is a world of strangenesses, set in a shadowy, nightmare atmosphere with a flavour of Grimm and whiffs of Gormenghast, laced with playfulness, unexpected humour and, eventually, hope. Owen’s vivid, haunting writing takes you on a journey unlike any other, to a land you won’t forget.’
Maggie Butt, Poet and Associate Dean of Middlesex University