Many critics are expected to read--and, invariably, adore--This Novel Slew Empires upon its release. Even before its release, where advance reading copies can be wrangled.
General critical reception for the novel will range from rapturous to literally slain. (The publisher's legal problems are expected to cost it the equivalent of Cuba's 2009 GDP.) Among the novel's biggest boosters will be Harold Bloom, John Metcalf, Oprah Winfrey, Charles Manson and well-known cartoonist Squidman.