Reviews

  • New York Times: "One of the paradoxes of punk is that a movement based on nihilism led to such a wealth of creativity. This dichotomy is at the heart of Peter Bognanni's first novel, The House of Tomorrow." 4/1/10
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  • Oprah Magazine: "A young man lives with his grandmother in a geodesic dome in Iowa. No surprise: He's a total oddball. Yes, surprise: His life makes for a sweet novel."  3/23/10  See the list »
  • Boston Globe: "A good punk song is one that entangles itself with your pulse, mirrors the syntax of your body, and leaves your bones humming like train tracks when it passes. A really good novel does the same thing. At its best Peter Bognanni's 'House of Tomorrow' is tight and quick enough to pull you into its rhythm. It draws its audience in the way a steady bass line does — to the waxing and waning of the story's tides."  3/17/10   Read full review »
  • The Rumpus: "Peter Bognanni's first novel mixes punk rock and the wild creativity of Buckminster Fuller into a tender and believable chronicle of teen sorrow."  3/10/10   Read full review »
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune: "Peter Bognanni's first novel is vibrant and delightful, capturing the intensity and hopefulness of the edge of adulthood."  3/6/10   Read full review »
  • Kansas City Star: "The House of Tomorrow is a character-driven, funny novel about loneliness and the attitudes we adopt—whether scientific detachment or teen sass—to mask our essential need for one another."  3/6/10 Read full review »
  • Details Magazine: "In this winningly (as opposed to annoyingly) precocious debut novel, a teenager raised in a geodesic dome by an R. Buckminster Fuller-obsessed grandmother escapes from captivity, discovers the Misfits, and explores the mystical outside world of adolescent rebellion and crap punk rock."  3/1/10 Read on Details.com »
  • Starred Review in Publishers Weekly: "...funny and unique...an honest, noisy, and raucous look at friendship and how loud music can make almost everything better."  11/16/09  Read full review »