Book Launch For War Of The Encyclopaedists

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Book Launch For War Of The Encyclopaedists
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The inaugural reading and book party for War of the Encyclopaedists, hosted at Elliott Bay Book Company! FREE beer and wine at the event! Show up at 6:30 to have a drink with us. Put it on your calendars now!

Pre-order your copy from Elliott Bay, have it waiting for you at the reading!


Christopher Robinson & Gavin Kovite will read from their collaborative novel, War of the Encyclopaedists, followed by a Q&A (and drinks afterward!).

The novel is set partly in Capitol Hill, so the reading will be of particular interest to Seatteites.

One of the most anticipated debut novels of 2015, War of the Encyclopaedists has already received great press from the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Esquire.

“Spirited…a captivating coming-of-age novel that is, by turns, funny and sad and elegiac — a novel that leaves us with some revealing snapshots of America, both at war and in denial, and some telling portraits of a couple of millennials trying to grope their way toward adulthood.”
— Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times, May 12, 2015

“The book is a love story, a war story and also a generational one, about coming of age in the time of Wikipedia and YouTube… darkly funny and absurd and terrifying at the same time.”
— Jennifer Maloney, Wall Street Journal, May 5, 2015

“One of the most revealing novels yet about the millennial generation…Recent war fiction—like Kevin Powers’s The Yellow Birds, Phil Klay’s Redeployment, and Ben Fountain’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk—has accounted for the battleground overseas and at home, but none has focused so incisively on the choice between serving and shopping. Getting drunk at brunch and releasing your gun’s safety. Montauk and Corderoy keep in touch by editing a Wikipedia entry about themselves. What starts off as a fun, absurd exercise grows more poetic and deadly serious…The millennials have gotten a bad reputation for a bewildering sense of self-regard and privilege, their dreams encouraged by their protective parents and discouraged by the recession. And this might be their defining novel—what feels like a human encyclopedia, its opposing entries revealing characters and a country in a confused state of revision following a nonsensical war.”
— Benjamin Percy, Esquire, Apr 20, 2015
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