College Novel by Blake Middleton
"Ah, to be young in America -- nothing matters and everything matters. And yet through the pervasive nihilism and irony, Blake Middleton finds a truth radiating with terrifying love and a radical self-acceptance. “I looked at myself in the mirror just now,” he writes. “I just thought, this is what I am. Whatever I am. And that’s okay.”
—Andrew James Weatherhead, author of Todd
“Takes you back to that not-so-long-ago time when the world was only threatening to go to Hell.”
—Ben Loory, author of Tales of Falling and Flying
"College Novel uses clear language to describe unclear times. It’s a spare examination of our relationships with popular culture and with each other."
—Timothy Willis Sanders, author of Matt Meets Vik
“I’ve never gone to college but I have lived in a college town long enough to probably know what it’s like, and Blake Middleton’s College Novel, which reads like a millennial adaptation of an early Richard Linklater film, perfectly captures the shitty essence of shitty sex, shitty drugs, and shitty punk rock house parties where the shitty keg quickly gets tapped and shitty garbage is used to keep the shitty backyard bonfire going till dawn. Two shitty thumbs up.”
—Brian Alan Ellis, author of Sad Laughter
Blake Middleton lives in Jacksonville, Florida. He tweets @blaketheidiot. This is his first novel.