"Evans’ most recent novel, Damien Wood and his expat friends discover that humanity is a fragile thing, especially when held up against the vicissitudes of a generally uncaring universe... a clear-eyed character study emerges, brimming with warmth and sympathy"
"It’s dreamy, funny and eclectic — a kitchen sink kind of a novel in which reference material, journal entries, bite-size chunks of narrative and poetic observation boil up in a postmodern typographical barrage that captures well the sensory overload hitting Damien Michael Wood as he reels from the agonized death of his mother."
"...unlike anything you’re likely to have read. Kent Evans’ talents as a poet and musician lend themselves to a narrative that is both lyrical and immediate; further, he possesses a rare voice: one that is wholly original – and that will speak to, and perhaps for, his generation."
–Hartford Books Examiner
"Like the robots in his title, Kent Evans’ new novel is an ingenious mash up of well-oiled parts. A melding of bildungsroman, trippy travelogue, journal entries, and song lyrics, A Crash Course On the Anatomy of Robots is the story of a young man grieving the loss of his parents. Wrenching, insightful, and wholly original, this book beats
with life, fueled by Evans’ wry wit, poet's eye, and generous heart."
–Jillian Medoff, author of I Couldn’t Love You More and Hunger Point
"A Crash Course On the Anatomy of Robots reads like a collision between Hunter S. Thompson and Pico Iyer. Expect to be surprised."
–Elana Bell, author of Eyes, Stones, winner of the 2011 Walt Whitman Award
"Crash Course travels on the wings of poetry, autobiography, relationships and humor to cross-examine modern reality and cultural rebellion. Stemming from a lyrical voice, the chapters range dizzyingly from a desire to handle real objects, real people and real experiences to the realization of its actual impossibility. Humans, robots, love, music, and the globe collide and ultimately develop into a rich, lively and stimulating inquiry into existence itself."
–Inés Ferrero Cándenas, author of Gendering the Marvellous and El Caracol de Arena.
"Kent Evans has blasted the picaresque novel into the 21st century, melding sex and travel with some seriously roguish suspense."
–Stephanie Elizondo Griest, author of Mexican Enough and Around the Bloc
"Gonzo word artist Kent Evans sets the words a-kindle, running the line where they turn into music, spinning the tale of his character Damien out along the frayed edge of being. A harrowing, smart, lyric report for our time."
– Tony Cohan, author of Valparaiso, Opium, Native State, and On Mexican Time
"A step beyond where Malas Ondas left us, Robots is a thick, compelling and spiraling journey with a fearless writer. I wanna say 'flawed' in the right way here...like heroic but not as sexy. Crash Course is Evans' successful foray into what today's fiction needs - a skillful mash-up, if you will, of genres. He deftly mixes the scientific, travelogue and confessional into an original narrative style."
–Kevin Brink Nielsen, author of Club Fascistland and the upcoming Lightweights of Babylon