Comic Fiction, Served Black.
With a Spoonful of Mystery & Manners.
“All the things one wants to see lampooned–reality TV, modern academia, the movie industry, California, and pop culture in general–are taken down beautifully in High Concepts. Another reviewer said it had flavors of Evelyn Waugh’s Decline and Fall. To my mind, it’s more of a 21st-century The Loved One. And have fun with all the embedded philosophy and Greek mythology references.”
–D. Sockey, 5-star Amazon review of High Concepts: A Hollywood Nightmare
Welcome to The Comic Muse, the online lair of DANIEL McINERNY, which is to say, myself, author of High Concepts: A Hollywood Nightmare, an exuberantly irreverent send-up of those two institutions so intertwined in America’s heart: Hollywood and academia.
As one 5-star Amazon reviewer said so clinically about High Concepts:
“If you don’t laugh, there’s something wrong with you.”
Much of the site is still under construction, but allow me at least to give you a tour of coming attractions.
Feeling the need to get oriented to your new surroundings? Then pull-in to our visitors center at Who’s Daniel McInerny–and Why?
Keen on staying up to date on my various and sundry thoughts and activities? Then pour yourself a snifter and settle down into a comfy chair at my blog, Feasts of Reason.
And don’t forget to sign up for The Daniel McInerny Post-Intelligencer, which is not a wry comment on my mental abilities but a monthly e-missive which puts the latest news from my writing desk right into your Inbox. Just use the sign-up form here on the homepage.
If you read Latin, information about my work can be found at Opus Meus. It’s still there, in fact, even if you don’t read Latin.
Need to get back at your fellow Book Club members for making you read Twilight? Now that it’s your turn to pick, assign High Concepts and invite me to join you in vivo (if you’re in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area), or by Google Hangout or Skype if your group meets elsewhere in the galaxy.
Of course, too, you’ll want to check out the Gift Shop, where in place of High Concepts ball caps, shot glasses, and key fobs you’ll find interesting links to all manner of electronic goodies.
Meanwhile, if I can be of any personal service to you, I hope you will let me know. Meander on over to Chin Wags & Mind Melds and discover the range of my consulting services for both writers and businesses, as well as information about my public speaking.
Welcome to The Comic Muse!