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Knipfel, Jim

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

(1965-    ) US journalist and author whose Slackjaw column (1987-current) in a succession of fringe papers has a loyal following. His first novel, The Buzzing (2003), is a gonzo tale of Paranoia in a New York increasingly devastated by no longer imaginary Monsters; possibly it was all a dream, though the tale loses interest if deflated in this fashion. Unplugging Philco (2009) is also a Satire, this time set in a more firmly avowed Near Future. [JC]

Jim Knipfel

born Grand Forks, North Dakota: 2 June 1965



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