“PLAY DEAD reads like white lightning. The wonderfully grungy characters and staccato-fast chapters grab you by the face, haul you in, and won’t let go, while the richly metaphoric style begs for savoring on every page. Arnzen wears a wry gaming grin even as he reminds us the universe is little more than a horrorshow comprised of pure plain chance. This terrific (in all senses of the word) novel hits the ground running and just won’t stop.” –Lance Olsen, author of Hideous Beauties and Girl Imagined by Chance
I admire Olsen’s writing quite a bit. His website is worth browsing, and if you’re a fan of The Goreletter, you’ll probably enjoy this multimedia version of the opening chapter from his novel, Burnt.