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Book Review AND Giveaway: Dark Factory by Kathe Koja

About the Book

Welcome to Dark Factory! You may experience strobe effects, Y reality, DJ beats, love, sex, betrayal, triple shot espresso, broken bones, broken dreams, ecstasy, self-knowledge, and the void.

Dark Factory is a dance club: three floors of DJs, drinks, and customizable reality, everything you see and hear and feel. Ari Regon is the club’s wild card floor manager, Max Caspar is a stubborn DIY artist, both chasing a vision of true reality. And rogue journalist Marfa Carpenter is there to write it all down. Then a rooftop rave sets in motion a fathomless energy that may drive Ari and Max to the edge of the ultimate experience.

Dark Factory is Kathe Koja’s wholly original new novel from Meerkat Press, that combines her award-winning writing and her skill directing immersive events, to create a story that unfolds on the page, online, and in the reader’s creative mind.

Join us at DarkFactory.club. The story has already begun.

My Review

What a fun, funky, wild ride of a read this was! I really enjoy Kathe Koja’s writing style. It’s quirky and unusual and exceptionally engaging. I’ve never been a club kid, but I fell hook, line and sinker into this world. With artful descriptions of both people and places, Koja sets the reader on a path through lives that, even when completely unrelated to your own, become utterly relatable in their intensity.

And your ability to enter the world of Dark Factory is not limited to your imagination’s ability to invoke it through the lyrical language. Koja’s characters draw you into their lives and their drama with a magnetism that renders the passive act of reading about them into an active engagement in their stories – not only because of the magic in the writing but through interactive components, contests, and other multi-media tidbits. This truly is an experience of a story, and one you’ll definitely want to investigate for yourself.

Thanks to the awesome folks at Meerkat Press for my obligation-free review copy.

About the Author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Kathe Koja writes novels and short fiction, and creates and produces immersive fiction performances, both solo and with a rotating ensemble of artists. Her work crosses and combines genres, and her books have won awards, been multiply translated, and optioned for film and performance. She is based in Detroit and thinks globally.

Find Kathe online at:

Website  |  Twitter  |  Facebook

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