So does Dustin Long’s Icelander live up with the rest of the McSweeney’s fiction books that have been overseen by Eli Horowitz (specifically, The People of Paper and Here They Come). Laura Miller seems to think so. She’s called the book an “endearingly wacky puzzle novel,” a phrase that, if you’ve read Miller’s reviews, doesn’t come from her lips all that often. The verdict’s in on a look see until more reviews trickle in, but this does sound promising.
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