Synopses & Reviews
Having turned phone sex into the subject of an astonishing national bestseller in Vox, Baker now outdoes himself with an outrageously arousing, acrobatically stylish "X-rated sci-fi fantasy that leaves Vox seeming more like mere fiber-optic foreplay" (Seattle Times).
"[O]ne of the funniest and most inventive books you've read for a long time....Baker can be very funny and...perverse or not, he certainly knows how to write." Booklist (Starred Review)
"Sparkling." San Francisco Chronicle
"Readers who are not overwhelmed by graphic episodes of inventive sex should appreciate Baker's witty comedy and his unconventional exploration of the nature of time." Library Journal
"The talented Baker returns with sex for sophisticates, making Vox seem like a warmup exercise....The metaphor of time-stop as art-power, and art-power as sex-power, has its allure. But drama is drama and porn porn, this among the most literary-respectable of the latter that money can buy." Kirkus Reviews
"The sexual escapades here...border on the ludicrous, however titillating. Still, many Vox readers will flock to this erudite smut even as Baker stalls in his campaign to eventually succeed Updike as America's most polished stylist." Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Nicholson Baker has published five novels The Mezzanine, Room Temperature, Vox, The Fermata, and The Everlasting Story of Nory and two works of nonfiction, U and I and The Size of Thoughts. He lives with his wife and two children in Maine.