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Bookslut reviews The Mirage

Over at Bookslut, the ever-so-kind Colleen Mondor shares her thoughts about The Mirage: With his latest novel, Matt Ruff shows yet again that he is a master of crafting intricate, complex plots that read as effortless dreams. The Mirage is a book … Continue reading

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Talking to Rick Kleffel about The Mirage

Rick Kleffel, who interviewed me in San Francisco for KQED radio, has posted his review of The Mirage and an extended podcast version of our interview on The Agony Column website. Thanks to Rick, and to Cory Doctorow for this … Continue reading

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The Mirage week four recap

I’ll be in San Francisco for the next three nights (see my event schedule here for details). Before I head for the airport, here’s a quick rundown of last week’s Mirage highlights: Reviews Salon.com reposts Paul Di Filippo’s piece from … Continue reading

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The Mirage week three recap

The big news of the week is that HarperCollins is ordering a second printing of The Mirage. Thanks to all the early buyers who helped make this happen! If you still want a first edition, you should track one down … Continue reading

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The Mirage week two recap

This week’s highlight reel: Reviews The Oregonian — “It’s bracing to read a novel that generates a fresh look at Our Troubled Times without the exhausted polemics and manipulative sentiments. In fact, The Mirage is a 9/11 novel we’ve been … Continue reading

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The Mirage publication week recap

Hard to believe The Mirage has only been out since last Tuesday. I’m having a crazy fun time so far. Here’s a quick recap of the highlights: Reviews Publisher’s Weekly (STARRED REVIEW) — “Both entertaining and provocative, exactly what the … Continue reading

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Paul Constant reviews The Mirage for The Stranger

Ruff is a world-class world builder who, perhaps better than any other writer, can create exotic, mysterious worlds and communicate their unique rules and consistent logics both clearly and concisely. Ruff cleverly constructs UAS analogs to our western world: He … Continue reading

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Cory Doctorow reviews The Mirage on Boing Boing

…and gives me a wonderful publication day present: So goes this extraordinary novel, which transcends a gimmicky exercise in Arabifying America and vice-versa and becomes a top-rate war novel, a thoughtful and sly commentary on the war on terror, and … Continue reading

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The Mirage: in stores today!

Yes, I am excited. Here’s a quick roundup of reviews so far: Publisher’s Weekly (STARRED REVIEW) — “Both entertaining and provocative, exactly what the best popular fiction should be.” io9.com — “An addictive, fascinating read, which keeps you guessing.” John … Continue reading

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The AP and the New York Post review The Mirage

“An alternate history of the events surrounding 9/11 creates a unique and compelling read in Matt Ruff’s The Mirage.” — Jeff Ayers, for the Associated Press. Full review here. “Like Philip Roth’s The Plot Against America, in which Nazi-sympathizer Charles … Continue reading

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