Praise for Bad Glass
Grand Prize Winner, Suvudu Writing Contest.
One of Library Journal’s Best Books of 2012.
An RT Book Reviews Best of 2012 Editors’ Pick.
A Giant Freaking Robot Best of 2012 selection.
A Locus Magazine 2012 Recommended Reading List selection.
Library Journal, Starred Review, SF/F Debut of the Month:
“With its well-drawn and utterly believable characters, Gropp’s award-winning debut, which demonstrates a keen artistic sensibility and a deft ability to create an atmosphere of both danger and beauty, is reminiscent of Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves as well as Samuel Delany’s novels about individuals caught up in inexplicable events. VERDICT Anyone who enjoys thoughtful fantasies will find much to celebrate here.”
RT Book Reviews, 4 1/2 Stars:
“A contemporary horror tale supplemented with harrowing descriptions of ‘found footage,’ Bad Glass is a disturbing yet immensely entertaining story about the beginning of the end of modern society.”
“(T)aut SF-tinged horror … with well-drawn psychological portraits of realistically flawed people trapped in a rapidly degenerating terrifying mess.”
Caitlín R. Kiernan, author of The Drowning Girl, A Memoir:
“An impressive and promising debut. A breath of fresh air in the stale literature of apocalypse. A chilling, surreal, terrible, beautiful book.”
Paul Witcover, author of Waking Beauty:
“One of the most exciting and accomplished debuts I’ve read in years. Welds the eerie, atmospheric horror of Mark Danielewski’s House of Leaves to the transgressive apocalyptic vibe of Samuel R. Delany’s classic Dhalgren. I can imagine this novel finding its own cult audience just as those did.”