With his latest book, Matita: The Tragic Tale of a Writer’s Pencil, author James Tyler Ball delivers a compelling insight into the challenging relationship between a writer, his craft, and substance abuse from the unique perspective of his pencil.
Matita pushes the boundaries of literary fiction by telling its story through the eyes of inanimate objects using rhyming dialogue, a script-style format, and a rhythm to give Tom Stoppard a run for his money.
Here’s what people have to say about James Tyler Ball’s latest book:
‘Matita is probably the quirkiest, most fascinating, and a genius of a book I’ve read in a long time. A conversation, primarily between the pencil and alcohol bottle (and a few other inanimate objects) of a writer, it’s absurd, crazy, laugh out loud, and yet, wholly revealing.’ – Book Sirens Reviewer 5/5
’99 pages and my mind was blown.’ – Bookstagram Reviewer 4/5
‘It’s clever, poetic, and laugh out loud funny, yet it also tackles difficult topics.’ – Bookstagram Reviewer
Matita: The Tragic Tale of a Writer’s Pencil is 99 pages long and is available for pre-order on Amazon, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble. Its release is set for 02/28/2023 and will be available in eBook, paperback, and hardback format.
In addition to Matita, James Tyler Ball has published two other books. A Book About Tea, which was successfully funded on public crowd-sourcing platform Kickstarter, and Don’t Hold Your Breath, which has reached #1 on the Amazon free eBook charts several times.