In the spirit of Danielewski’s House of Leaves or Kafka’s The Trial, the Ends of the World novel trilogy is a literary triptych designed to take readers on a journey alongside the author. Incorporating elements as varied as the Tarot, recursive self-improvement, Beckettian minimalism, and quantum physics, the meta-narrative offers readers a meditation on the innumerable paths taken in one’s life.
And the stories they become.
Are you ready for the journey?
“I feel less like I’m writing a novel and more like I’m creating a puzzle.” Those were the words Matt spoke when crafting his first novel, Ends of the World. That feeling only increased with the completion of his second novel, Ends of the Worlds.
In the Tarot, the very first card begins at number zero. It is represented by The Fool.
Matt began writing things for strangers to read at the age of eleven. He had no idea what he was getting into. Nothing was expected. Perhaps nothing has been achieved.
The number zero exists. But, for much of human history, it was not recognized.
Matt is originally from Whitesboro, NY and now lives in Astoria, Queens. He is employed as a financial writer and continues to find himself in many different places.
Zero implies possibility. Without zero there can be no infinity. Every journey begins with a first step.
Ends of the World
“Have you ever read book that made you feel as if you’ve just been socked in the gut? No? Well, I have, and the book is called Ends of the World by Matthew Waterman.”
-Chris Fischer, Reader’s Favorite (5 out of 5 stars)
“Ends of the World is a fascinating and well-written piece which delivers a lot more than the first glance promises.”
-K.C. Finn, Reader’s Favorite (5 out of 5 stars)
“Ends of the World…will leave readers intrigued, questioning, and compelled to read more…. The story line is certainly not like anything I’ve read before.”
-Tracy Slowiak, Reader’s Favorite (4 out of 5 stars)