How To See a Man About a Dog: Collected Writings
Jacqueline Carter (Editor)
July 7, 2021
How To See A Man About A Dog is a collection of experimental short stories, powerful poems, and pulp fiction prose that will take you on a wild, hilarious, and heartbreaking journey. Surrealist short stories, memoiristic poems, and haunting jokes guide you through the wild imagination of emerging writer Samuel Knox’s mind.
“In the light of the moon, a stack of diet pancakes glisten on the dining room table. ‘Steven!’ The kitchen erupted! ‘It is five past your 3 AM Pre-Breakfast Dunch.’ Stephen knew all too well that he was late for his self-imposed good therapy, the latest in in-home, trans-fat free therapy.” – Holy Cannoli, How To See A Man About A Dog
For the reader looking for a wholly original and experimental mixed-media approach to stories, How To See A Man About A Dog is a much-needed fever dream tour-de-force.
“One size fits all never fits me. Hell, what a size. I supposed, sometime once in my early childhood, that it was all a curse.” – My Girl Lately, How To See A Man About A Dog
How To See A Man About A Dog is a kaleidoscopic collage made of equal parts delight and despair. Samuel Knox blends sci-fi, horror, fantasy, and non-fiction into a single enrapturing vision of what it means to be human in the modern age. With over 100 pages of frenetic yet layered experimental fiction, every reader will surely find something to latch onto and enjoy.
Samuel Knox is an internationally-selling author, blogger, and father of two. He’s worked as a ghostwriter for several years with pieces featured in The Huffington Post, Forbes, and Business Insider. His writing is often described as existential, dystopian, and irreverent. His debut work of fiction, How to See a Man About a Dog compiles over eleven years of writing in the hopes of bringing light to the darkest corners of modern life.
An avid dark comedy and literature fan, he enjoys experimenting with media and supporting other artists. As a founding member of the experimental art collective The Post Art Collective, he’s always looking for opportunities to propel fellow authors and artists headlong into success.
A special note about the book
This book, at its core, is about mental health. Recovering from trauma is a journey with twists, turns, and abrupt endings. A lot of the time, recovery means questioning the various “narrators” we encounter. Other times it means remembering those who didn’t get to finish their story. The author believes that absurdism is the closest approximation to the truth that art has to offer and the best way to understand and process the most difficult journeys in life. When we can laugh at it, then we can truly conquer the hardest truths.