Praise and Scorn

The Complete Works of Marvin K. Mooney is a mindfuck, I think” -Andrew Worthington at Thought Catalog

“It feels floaty and dreamlike. This is the precise effect I felt at moments of this book, it was amazing really. At one point it literally felt to me as though I was in a dream myself, which was quite honestly bizarre, unique, and invigorating. Like a simulated dream without the use of sleep or drugs or a knock on the head” -Blair Dee Hodges at Life On Gold Plates

“Higgs knows what destruction he’s doing, cares, and does it anyway because it is enjoyable” -Adam Robinson in Vouched Books

The Complete Works of Marvin K. Mooney is not quite meta-fiction. It’s more batshit-crazy fiction” -Ned Vizzini in L Magazine

The Complete Works of Marvin K. Mooney seems to me unprecedented via form, making new ways of both telling a story and relaying information, but also doing so in a way that is, as David Foster Wallace so expressly begged for: fun” -Blake Butler in Bookslut

“a playful, tender, intellectually challenging, and funny novel” -Josh Cook in The Huffington Post

“The sheer greatness of Higgs’ novel calls the capacity of the word greatness into question” -Dennis Cooper at DC’s

“Weirdly reminded me of a campier David Mitchell? Does that make sense? This guy’s got a brain the way some people have salsa recipes.” -Mike Young at HTMLGiant

“Marvin K. Mooney is a shape-shifter.  A game-changer.  He is the Rock of Ages. Marvin K. Mooney speaks for the masses. Marvin K. Mooney: sexy, stylish, dangerous. Marvin K. Mooney will haunt your dreams.” -Erin McGraw, author of The Seamstress of Hollywood Boulevard

“an incredible piece of work” -Darby Larson in The Collagist

“hands down, the most stunning piece of metafictional writing I’ve held in my hands” -Renko Heuer in Lodown Magazine

“in the end, the mud-stuck footsteps through the lake of this book are worth it, every page, to come out with Mooney or Higgs, or without them perhaps, on the other side of literature” -J.A. Tyler in Tarpulin Sky

“it’s a brilliant piece of work, Mr. Mooney, whatever it is” -Tyler Moore in Gently Read Literature

“if I had to write a one-word review of The Complete Works of Marvin K. Mooney, I’d unhesitatingly choose ‘frustrating’; deliciously, excruciat- ingly frustrating. I loved it” -Colin Herd in 3:AM Magazine

“despite the format, The Complete Works of Marvin K. Mooney is very traditional in the best sense of the word. It’s a tender, funny, philosophical, beautifully written story of Marvin K. Mooney’s struggle to understand himself, of our struggle to understand him, and through those efforts, our struggle to understand ourselves” -Josh at Porter Square Books

The Complete Works of Marvin K. Mooney is as much a treatise on post-modernism as it is a whip-lashingly, grin-inducing, gut-punch of a novel” -Nick & Erin Potter at Forest Gospel

“i wouldn’t call it a novel. at all really. i know that’s the point but still … it’s good but the narrative is the lack of one … it’s a narrative in a unintentional, fictional biographical way. its diversions and I guess antics makes me say it isn’t a novel in the traditional sense” -Cody Troyan at neo.nada

“A highly recommended work. A novel meta-meta-novel ridiculous. A story about searching for a story and finding the author of the story. A novel as a collection of separate yet coherent texts. And apart from the many side games and new beginnings, it is also full of highly virtuosic prose writing.” -Jeroen Nieuwland at Loewak