“…Horvath manages to pack a handful of great potential stories into one text without needing to write all the way through any of them. Perfect for an afternoon of quick rumination.”
Review of Contemporary Fiction
“... Horvath uses his fiction to expose the tension between reality and fantasy in modern life. The uncertainty between where one begins and the other ends is used to explore the ever changing way in which we as a people define and record the facts. In questing after the facts, Circulation gives the reader a chart to navigate a reality clearly inherited, but less clearly defined."
“The casual reader and the bibliophile will love this book. It traces these men’s lives through their obsession with books and arcania. ... Highly recommended."
Boston Area Small Press and Poetry Scene
"It is a story about coming to understand who your father is and in the process discovering how you truly feel about yourself. It is a book filled with symbolic gestures and storytelling, but at its core it is filled with heart."
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“‘Eminently mullworthy,’ Tim Horvath’s Circulation is a glittering performance of the narrative imagination, an elegy for books and libraries as we have heretofore known them, and a profound meditation on death, family, language, and the limits of human knowledgeall this disguised as a contemporary parable, a book of modest length.”
David Huddle, author of The Story of a Million Years and La Tour Dreams of the Wolf Girl
“Tim Horvath is a writer of encyclopedic knowledge, generous wit, and a master of the artful digression. Circulation is, to borrow from its very pages, ‘marvelous, intricate, globetrotting.’ Horvath writes with great compassion and an embracing love for the world and all traveling in it.”
Alexander Parsons, author of Leaving Disneyland and In the Shadows of the Sun
Named the best chapbook of 2009 by Jason Jordan.
Plugged by Emerging Writers Network during their Novella Month; also menioned in the Los Angeles Times.
Interview at The Nervous Breakdown.
Reading Tim Horvath’s novella Circulation, one imagines what it might be like to go spelunking with Jorge Luis Borges or to shelve books with Scheherazade. In this swirling ode to maps, dreams, and the redemptive power of fiction, the stories proliferate vertiginously. At their emotional core is the quest of the main character, a humble librarian, to understand both his father and himself.