Thursday, December 27, 2007

Sensational Spectacular in Publishers Weekly

Nate Pritts's full-length debut, Sensational Spectacular (BlazeVOX [], $14 (69p) ISBN 978-1-934289-06-8), collects sequences and short poems recounting the fantastical adventures of the narrator and his “friends,” differentiated only by color, as in “Blue folds himself into a ball when he thinks the universe is holding goodies.” Science fiction and surreal imagery fold, too, into the often humorous, but no less weighty drama Pritts spins. Readers will come for the humor but stay for the genuine heartache.