We thought we’d take the time and pay homage to our very first author, xTx, by posting all of the awesome reviews of Normally Special in one place. After all xTx was the one who popped THP’s cherry! So enjoy the links, click around, and reacquainted with our maiden author!
Big Other provides a concise and intellectually and personally stimulating response.
Bookslut gushed over it, proclaiming xTx a teacher and warning that this book “will maim you.”
Necessary Fiction looks at the dark side of the stories and focuses on the honesty contained within.
NOO Journal called it a “little monster book” while going far beneath the surface, highlighting the many layers of the book.
The Collagist reveals the lingering after effects of reading this book.
HTMLGiant provided a cool interview with the author.
This Blog Will Change Your Life was short and sweet, much like the book!
decomP thoughtfully dissects the book, comparing xTx, in some cases, to Kafka!
The Nervous Breakdown showed a lot of love, ending by advising to, “surrender to the truth on the page.”
Wing Chair Books provided an entertaining video review.
Faith Gardner was personal, honest, and revealing.
Datsun Flambe offers up a balanced, yet still complementary review.
So there you have it! Our little compendium of xTx reviews all in one place. Sit back and enjoy, feel what others felt while reading the book and bask in it’s hardcoreness.