Patrik Sampler is astonishing in his originality and in his tough critique of common, complacent ways of living. Wickedly smart and disarmingly funny, Sampler is a writer to watch.
Angie Abdou (author, This One Wild Life)
Sampler reinvigorates for me Thomas Kuhn’s now glossed notion of the paradigm shift.
Michael Martone (author, Four for a Quarter)
Sampler has, among other talents, the comic sensibilities of Kurt Vonnnegut and the poet’s heart of Icelandic writer Sjon.
Carleigh Baker (author, Bad Endings)
a distinct voice and style
Thea Bowering (author, Love at Last Sight)
an imagination cut loose from the needs of verisimilitude
Timothy Iles (author, Abe Kobo: An Exploration)
Sampler tells an interesting story, and has an eye for… detail and the surrealistic that echoes Yoko Tawada: providing the unexpected when there should only be one possible outcome.