Praise for A Simple Machine, Like the Lever
“I’m tempted to say all kinds of irresponsible things about Evan P. Schneider’s first novel: that it’s the Catcher in the Rye of our time…But I loved this book. I think more people need to know about it. So what the hell.”
–Dennis James Sweeney, HTML Giant
"Self-consciously and without angst or sarcasm, Nick lives in the details—the simple machine here is not the bike. The machine the title references is Nick himself, and by extension, his quiet, elegantly dispassionate story."
–Virginia Thayer, Portland Mercury
“The climactic scene…is both cathartic and haunting. An unforgettable first novel."
–Justin Hocking, OREGON BOOK AWARD-WINNING author of The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld
“A literary cycling uplift enough to counteract the weight of the world. Nails the essence of being a cyclist, of being young—the yearning, the detachment, the attempted grace, the unsureness, the gray confusion.”
–Jonathan Waldman, COLORADO BOOK AWARD-WINNING author of Rust: The Longest War
“Deceptively simple, efficient, and potentially revolutionary. The novel cranks out quietly subversive, smart, and funny prose that crackles with insights on the current human condition.”
–Steven Church, Author of ONE WITH THE TIGER and I'm Just Getting to the Disturbing Part
“By turns innocent, lyrical, wistful, funny, and poignant. Necessity has made its observant narrator, Nick, hopelessly thrifty, but what has made him so bafflingly sweet? This economical novel is rich with mysterious compassion.”
–Mary Rechner, author of Nine Simple Patterns for Complicated Women
Praise for Boneshaker: A Bicycling Almanac
“A philosophical love letter to life in the saddle.”
“Literary-minded essays, poems, and interviews for the silent soldiers of the bicycle army.”
“Boneshaker occupies a long unfilled niche by offering something relevant to the multitudes of hungry cyclists.”
“The next best thing to coasting downhill with the wind in your hair, really."
“A companion for you and your bike. It is delightful.”
–Momentum: The Magazine for Self-Propelled People
“Witty and intelligent. It is a survival guide and a source of inspiration.”