Mr. Neutron Info & Trailer

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Mr. Neutron is a hybrid of satire, literary, politics, with a touch of the speculative, and a heavy dose of humor. It debuted March 7, 2018 from 7.13 Books in Brooklyn, NYC.


My homemade trailer for Mr. Neutron, using Apple’s iMovie and Audacity (a sound editing app).

Read a sample chapter

What Writers Are Saying

Joe Ponepinto’s Mr. Neutron offers a hilarious and biting romp across the American political landscape.  Mr. Neutron is satire at its best: sharp, clever and unsettling. Ponepinto has penned the defining political comedy for our own tragicomic democracy.
–Jacob M. Appel, author of Millard Salter’s Last Day          

A terrifically inventive romp through the insanities of small town politics delivered in high-octane prose that manages to be both mordantly funny and deeply poignant at the same time. Pitch-perfect and written with a fantastical (in every sense of the word) nod to the golem myth, Frankenstein, and Jerzi Kosinki’s Being There, Mr. Neutron is profoundly relevant to our time. Smart, crackling with insight on every page, it is also compulsively readable. I could not put it down. 
–Joan Leegant, author of Wherever You Go and An Hour In Paradise

Inventive, trenchant, and laugh-out-loud funny, Mr. Neutron is reminiscent of The Broom of the System and A Confederacy of Dunces, yet Ponepinto’s voice is wholly original. With its unforgettable characters and its whip-smart political satire, this novel is the catharsis we need for the America we live in today.
–Kelly Davio, author of It’s Just Nerves

Mr. Neutron is pure fun, satire at its best, skewering American government, politics, and society with delicious humor and insight. This is a book you’ll press on your friends, a book full of quotable gems and characters you won’t soon forget.
–Kathy Anderson, author of Bull and Other Stories 

Just when you thought politics couldn’t get any stranger, Joe Ponepinto gives us this—a madcap, comedic tale of politics as usual—or unusual, rather. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll read, you’ll vote. And then you’ll read again.
–B.J. Hollars, author of Flock Together

No novel has made me laugh this much since Richard Russo’s Straight Man. Ponepinto has injected just enough of the irreal into his satire to match America’s current fever-dream politics.–Bruce Holland Rogers, author of Forty-nine: A Square of Stories, and two-time Nebula and World Fantasy Award winner

Surreal and unexpected, Mr. Neutron turns political satire into something haunting, strange and can’t-put-down compelling.
–Libby Cudmore, author The Big Rewind

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