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ILL WILL on Washington Post’s list of “50 Notable Works of Fiction in 2017″

January 2, 2018

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/50-notable-works-of-fiction-in-2017/2017/11/10/23ff5014-af85-11e7-9e58-e6288544af98_story.html?utm_term=.20260fd1d2a6

 




ILL WILL on Kirkus Review’s Best Fiction of 2017 list

January 2, 2018

https://www.kirkusreviews.com/issue/best-of-2017/section/fiction/?page=3

 




Ill Will named one of the 10 Best Books of 2017 by Publishers Weekly

November 6, 2017

https://best-books.publishersweekly.com/pw/best-books/2017/top-10#book/book-7




BBC on Ill Will

March 16, 2017

Imagine the shower scene in Psycho, extended across eleven sections and three decades, with multiple unsolved mysteries. That’s the level of intensity Chaon achieves in this dark, provocative thriller. –BBC.com




An Interview with Kirkus Reviews

March 15, 2017

“We can believe ourselves into these incredible feats of self-deception,” Chaon says. “Just that idea of somebody who’s basically decent, but also doomed by their own lack of self-awareness. I think that’s something that’s very terrifying because I think all of us are kind of afraid that we’re not as self-aware as we’d like to be.”




An Interview with Poets and Writers Magazine

March 15, 2017

“Finding a way out of the maze”




Ill Will Review from Dallas Morning News

March 15, 2017

A welcome change from mainstream thriller writing — too few writers prize atmosphere as much as narrative tautness. With Ill Will, Chaon succeeds at delivering both.


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Ill Will reviewed in Chicago Tribune

March 15, 2017

A ranking master among neo-pulp stylists (his 2001 story collection, “Among the Missing,” was a finalist for the National Book Award), Chaon adds to the book’s disorienting effects by playing with the physical text. Some chapters take the form of parallel columns, two or three to a page. White spaces and uneven alignments push words, sentences — and thoughts — apart. Dustin’s utterances frequently are unpunctuated, true to his tendency to drift off before completing a thought.

While such touches underscore the author’s playful approach, the writerly stagecraft keeps the reader off guard and sometimes on edge, in a kind of altered cognitive state. There’s a lot going on under the surface of “Ill Will” — more than one reading will reveal. Going back and reading this oddly compelling book again will only provide more pleasure.


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Ill Will reviewed in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

March 15, 2017

“the most disturbing novel I’ve ever read.”




ILL WILL Soundtrack on Largehearted Boy!

March 15, 2017

Music that inspired Ill Will



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