James Reich’s third novel MISTAH KURTZ! A Prelude to Heart of Darkness is garnering advance accolades. The novel is being published by Anti-Oedipus Press in March 2016.
“In Heart of Darkness, Marlow tells us that Kurtz’s voice ‘rang to the very last,’ hiding ‘in the magnificent folds of eloquence the barren darkness of his heart.’ In Mistah Kurtz, James Reich turns back the clock to give that eloquence fresh room, bringing to new life one of the great characters of literature by channeling Kurtz’s insistent voice directly onto every inch of these fantastic pages.” —Matt Bell, author of Scrapper
“Mistah Kurtz! is not only satisfying because it reintroduces us to an adored classic but because it takes us so convincingly someplace new. The deceit, longing and mosquitos are so thick you’ll grip your chair and slap at your ankles.” –Ramona Ausubel, author of No One is Here Except All of Us and A Guide to Being Born
“I kept stopping to reread sentences and sometimes whole paragraphs; not because they were difficult to understand but I couldn’t believe the writing was that good. It’s an incredibly well crafted, uniquely insightful book. Mr. Reich set himself a formidable task and he accomplished it with a masterful piece of fiction.” Malcolm Mc Neill, author of Observed While Falling