Matt Chic is a freelance illustrator and creator of Night Light Comics (available at Strand Books). He's been self-publishing NLC since 2004 and is currently working on a second graphic novel. His other hobbies include snacks, naps, whiskey and playing in his band, Shockwaves. His reading taste varies by mood, but he tends to enjoy weird mind-benders that make you think about what it all means. He moved to Brooklyn from Milwaukee in 2013, and remains a dedicated Cheesehead. For more info, check out: www.mattchic.com.
Matt C's Reviews
The Three-Body Problem
by: Cixin Liu
Believe the hype, but don't let the synopsis on the back dissuade you. There's a lot more to The Three Body Problem than some sort of “Independence Day” alien-invasion blockbuster. Liu introduces us to a world of heady science and big ideas. His characters are constantly trying to push the limits of what man is capable of discovering. This involves nanoparticles, quantum realities and interstellar communications. There are some mind-bending concepts, and things come together in strange and unpredictable ways, but you don't need to be an astrophysicist to appreciate or understand it all--the narrative/translation flows quickly and easily. P.S. No offense to “Independence Day.” I love that movie.View In Store
by: Han Kang
Such a strange story. A violent and bloody dream sends Yeong-hye down the path of becoming a vegetarian, but this changes much more than her diet. The events that transpire - all connected through various family members - range from bizarre and brutal sexual encounters to deep rooted emotional trauma and questions of sanity. Dark and unique, this is definitely a noteworthy release.View In Store