“Battersby is a subtle and convincing psychologist, not just for human beings but also for these one-ton gods in our midst: horses, and for those creatures that have evolved in step with us: dogs. Her people are good, too.” Read Read on! →
“Perhaps most appealing about the novel is the incidental color, the glimpses especially of Soviet times and the effects of local conditions on the characters, as well as then attitudes in the new times. Secondary characters like Enn’s former sister-in-law, Read on! →
“In this darkly humorous novel, therefore, Toomey forces the reader to reflect on the idea of slipping. Is it the unconscious process of losing one’s footing unintentionally, or more about moving quickly and quietly without attracting notice?” You can read Read on! →
“A graphic, grungy tale of addiction and consequences.” Read the full review here.
“Slipping is a true testament to the power of narrative technique.” Read more of Laura Farmer’s thoughts online at The Gazette.
“Toomey dives deep into the spaces between debts to self and those to others, and he does so with power, economy and an understated sense of the absurd.” You can read the full article by George O’Brien here.
“A sly, layered story about how a writer constructs a narrative, and how elusive the absolute truth always is.” You can read the full review here.
“A fine debut novel.” You can read the complete review here.
“Something extraordinary — something out of this world.” You can read the full review here.
“Battersby offers us an entertaining ride with an extraordinary narrator who is both eagle-eyed onlooker and the main act.” You can read the full article here.