"...an unprecedented literary endeavor...beautifully, often poetically written...It’s as if the cultural curiosity of a David Markson were being siphoned through the real life followers of his work in an art-imitating-life-imitating-art-imitating-Markson kerfuffle that’s quite easy to become both engrossed by, and obsessed with...This is one to buy, study, enjoy..." ―HTML Giant
"Expertly interweaving its leitmotifs―technology, dreams, sex food, identity politics, death―Board is a book in conversation with itself about a culture at war with itself. A sharp, funny, and unexpectedly moving take on contemporary America in the digital age." ―David Shields, author of Reality Hunger
"Fascinating, funny, full of enthusiasm and great loneliness…a portrait of the web in its own words." ―Ben Loory, author of Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day
"Sweet." ―Megan Boyle, author of LIVEBLOG
Board is a poetic work of literary collage derived entirely from comment boards at The Nervous Breakdown, an online culture magazine and literary community founded in 2006.
This unique artifact of the Internet Age captures the spirit of the digital revolution in publishing during the early years of the 21st century. It is a cacophony of voices. It is what your computer screen sounded like during the "blogger years," only better. It is strangely moving, painfully honest, shockingly funny and mean, a testament to the strange ways that loneliness and connection and self-expression often coexist online. Essential reading for book people living in a screen-addicted age.