The Best Of What Others Are Saying Re: PONG


“Equal parts laugh-out-loud satire and dysfunctional family comedy, Leland Cheuk’s THE MISADVENTURES OF SULLIVER PONG brims with Vonnegut-flavored humor and Delillo-esque commentary as it sends up Asian-American struggles and father-son rivalries. This is the hilarious and assured debut of a wise and wacky new talent.”

Laurie Foos, author of The Blue Girl and Ex Utero

“As sneakily addictive as a game of Pong (which was named, we’re told, after the narrator’s dad), this zany zip-line of a novel takes the piss out of the Asian-American ‘good immigrant’ story. Full of charming antiheroes making comically bad choices, the story dazzles us with its absurdity, which makes its eventual wisdom–about lineage, ethnicity, and the meaning of family–all the more wonderfully surprising.”

Michael Lowenthal, author of The Paternity Test and Charity Girl

“Leland Cheuk’s new novel, THE MISADVENTURES OF SULLIVER PONG, subverts…stereotypes by exaggerating them into a foundational mythology…[His] madcap family novel is exciting not just as satire of the curdled American dream, but as a major touchstone of a uniquely Asian-American voice.”

Heavy Feather Review

“Plagued by bad luck or circumstances, Leland Cheuk’s THE MISADVENTURES OF SULLIVER PONG, is tiered historical satire. As a father and son battle for power, Cheuk exposes truths Chinese-American immigrants faced in a transitory culture.”

The Good Men Project

“[A] perfect Petri dish for the multiplying family dramas…Leland Cheuk’s new novel is a fast-paced and detail-laden read about a family still struggling to make a positive impact on the world. Painfully dark but darkly humorous…”

Small Press Reviews