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A Conversation with Anders Nilsen, author of “Rage of Poseidon”, Feb. 19, 2015

February 19, 2015

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What happened to the Gods of Olympus?

Did they go into hiding?

Retire?

Go on an extended vacation?private-lives-me-and-the-universe-1411580245277-videoSixteenByNine1050

mg_art2_3342Disappear?

Or did they just up and die?

According to Anders Nilsen in his brilliant book: Rage of Poseidon, they are here…among us.

Bacchus apparently runs a nightclub in a new city on the other side of the world called “Las Vegas”. Apparently he’s been involved in the invention and spread of an ever-expanding plethora of new intoxicants. According to rumor, he’s partnered with Mars, who—of all of you—never lacked for devotees.

Venus works in a place called “Hollywood”.

Eros runs something called “The Internet”.

Only Hades’s vocation remains unchanged. He still presides, undisturbed, over the dead in his dismal caves.

And what of Poseidon you ask—after all he is the title character of the book—well….nilsen-dest-225x145

After finding a massive island of garbage floating on his ocean he decides it’s time to visit the dreaded surface world. Once there he disguises himself as mortal and wanders amongst us—and what he discovers may amaze you—but what he does—probably will not.

CLICK HERE for the link to Anders Nilsen’s website

bigQues_04CLICK HERE for the link for more information concerning his book Rage of Poseidon

CLICK HERE for the link for more information concerning his book Dogs and Water

CLICK HERE for the link for more information concerning his book Big Questions

CLICK HERE for the link for more information concerning his book Don’t Go Where I Can’t Follow

CLICK HERE for the link for more information concerning his book The End

CLICK HERE for his webpage at Drawn & Quarterly347046100-18075328

CLICK HERE for Ander’s blog: The Monologuist

CLICK HERE for information concerning the Ignatz Award

CLICK HERE for for the NY Times review of Big Questions from September 2011

big_questions_15_theendTune in to WNYE, 91.5 fm, tonight at 7pm to listen to our conversation. Or click here to listen to it as it streams live over the internet.

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