CHRISTOPHER MILLER, THE CARDBOARD UNIVERSE

A sort of pulp Pale Fire, this hilarious novel takes the form of a mock encyclopedia devoted to a crackpot metaphysical sci-fi hack named Phoebus K. Dank, as written by two unreliable collaborators—one of whom appears to have killed their subject.

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__The Cardboard Universe

by Christopher Miller [HarperPerennial, $15]__

A sort of pulp Pale Fire, this hilarious novel takes the form of a mock encyclopedia devoted to a crackpot metaphysical sci-fi hack named Phoebus K. Dank, as written by two unreliable collaborators—one of whom appears to have killed their subject. It's deranged metafiction at its most entertaining. Timothy Hodler

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