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Foreign Matter: A Novel Hardcover – May 1 1988

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Brilliant Comic Art July 16 2011
By Collector Guy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I'm so glad to see Robert Maclean's Foreign Matter up and running again. Now we can look forward to a whole "Toby" series. Wonderful! If you're hesitating be assured: this book is right up there with the best of them, an undiscovered--or only partially discovered--classic of comic narrative. Years ago I was on a panel that gave Maclean a grant for fiction; none of us ever felt it was wasted money. I've been publishing fiction for a while, and have taught writing for decades, and this is a writer I wish I'd had around in one of my workshops. He's made a few interesting films, and written some fine plays, but fiction is where he started, and he's very good at it. You'll be amused and delighted by this book. Like all good comedy it turns conventional notions upside down. It coheres beautifully and is funny right to the end. Try it!

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