Andrew Wheeler

Andrew Wheeler spent 16 years as a book club editor, most notably for the Science Fiction Book Club, and has been a judge for the 2005 World Fantasy Awards and the 2009 Eisner Awards. He is now Marketing Manager for John Wiley & Sons.

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  1. Steven Grant says:

    You should realize that "Chance In Hell" IS related to Gilbert's PALOMAR material, in that this is the first of the "low-budget movies" he's doing that Luba's sister Fritz appeared in during her film career. (Not sure, but I think she's one of the trio of hookers the pimp friend is running in the middle section.) Which is also why it's a "Hollywood quicksand pit." Not saying any of that's reason to like or dislike the book, just that it explains much of the structure and style.

  2. Matt Brady says:

    Nice review. I think I took a bit more away from it than you did, but I can certainly understand the obtuse nature of the story turning people off. It's the kind of book that you mull over and make connections and interpretations long after reading (for me at least). If you want, check out my take here:

  3. Nikoligold says:

    Man, did the reviewer of this piece ever miss out on the abstract/meta fiction section of his university studies. Like a David Lynch or Michel Gondry film the 'unclear' narrative and use of big 'obvious' metaphore is supposed to make the story more dream like; it is not supposed to be linear and is better for not trying to spoon feed the audience. Sometimes you just have to feel and leave understanding behind.