David Burr Gerrard will be reading at  Difficult to Name on Saturday, October 14 .

David Burr Gerrard will be reading at Difficult to Name on Saturday, October 14.

Your new novel The Epiphany Machine is fantastic and feels very relevant to the world we live in today. What's been the most interesting conversation you've had with a fan around its release? 

The Epiphany Machine is about a device that tattoos epiphanies on the forearms of its users, and the main character’s epiphany is DEPENDENT ON THE OPINION OF OTHERS. I’ve had lots of great conversations with fans, but in some ways my favorite reaction was from this negative Goodreads reviewer: “I wanted to like this book, but it struck me as kind of pretentious and the main character was an asshole, but I also kind of identified with the main character, which also made me sort of not like the book because it made me think about the ways I’m dependent on the opinion of others, so I think I lived in my own head while reading the book more than I was reading the book.”

If somebody doesn’t like your book because it makes them think too much about themselves, you’ve done a good job. 

It's almost Halloween. What's your favorite scary movie?

The Shining

What can people expect from your reading?

An epiphany, of course.