John Darnielle’s unsettling second novel

Universal HarvesterJohn Darnielle, best known as the man behind the American indie folk band, The Mountain Goats, has just released his second novel, Universal Harvester.

The novel, published by Scribe, is a slow-burn mystery set in the seemingly calm cornfields of a small town in Iowa in the late 1990s.

Customers of the local video store are finding dark, disturbing scenes spliced onto their rented videos – scenes which seem to transfix all those who have seen them.

My interview with John was recorded live on ABC RN’s Books and Arts, and you can listen to it here.