by Brendan Connell

“[Connell] is a master of language, an endlessly inventive wordsmith who writes with a poet’s eye and vision, so that each story is as remarkable and distinctive for the way in which it is told as for the content.”

—Peter Tennant, Black Static

“Off beat, compelling, intricate: an urban jigsaw puzzle.”

—Ben Peek, author of Twenty-Six Lies/One Truth

“With delicate minimalism and poignant specificity, Metrophilias demonstrates the human contagions that come with our increasingly urban life. When they get around to mapping the literary sky of the 21st century, I’m betting that Brendan Connell’s star will shine very brightly, indeed.”

—Lucius Shepard, author of Life During Wartime

“I adored it, from its glossy cover to its cool demeanour, from its poetry to the fire in the hearts of its characters.”

—Lyndsey Holder, Innsmouth Free Press

“A true modern classic of the twenty-first century.”

—Douglas Thompson, author of Ultrameta

“Brendan Connell must be counted as one of the most unique and talented purveyors of horror/fantasy/unclassifiable fiction currently at work.”


“To say these stories are quirky wouldn’t do them justice. They are weird, sometimes darkly humorous, wild, sexual, and unpredictable.”

—Kathryn Johnson, Historical Novels Review

“. . . like drive-by fiction.”

—Boston Book Bums

“. . . almost impossible to stop reading.”



Thirty-six cities. Thirty-six stories of obsession. From ancient Thebes to present day Berlin, these little portraits of humans superimposed on their suburban environment are corroding treats thrown together in a past-modern beaker, landmark tales of love in the metropolis. A round-the-world tour of craving and decadence.

Publication Info

Paperback, 102 pages

Better Non Sequitur Press
1st edition, May 1st, 2010
ISBN: 0974323578

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