Scott Parkin has penned a fabulous new review of Monsters and Mormons. At first I intended to lift a quotation here are there to convince you that our book’s worth reading, but I chopped out so many pieces you might as well read the whole article. So here’s just one. Click on it to visit a pdf of the whole.
By reappropriating the base materials of Mormon history, culture, and practice, this anthology attempts to actively expand the bounds of Mormon literature. As such, these stories aggressively push against not only the external abuse of our culture by outsiders, but the internal stasis of the literary assumptions and demands of out insiders. It invites us not to take ourselves too seriously and in teh process opens up a whole new array of narrative possibilities.