Announcing Nathan Dean Talamantez’s innovative tribute to filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky.

Nathan Dean Talamantez offers an encounter with the artist in which he promises, “a view of yourself twisted through a prism by which I may show you something about yourself you’ve never seen before.”

Sacred Fool is a genre-defying homage to one of the Surrealist Movement’s most undefinable artists: Alejandro Jodorowsky, “The Father of the Midnight Movie,” and director of such cult classics as El Topo and The Holy Mountain.

This slender volume spans over ninety years of Jodorowsky’s psychological, spiritual, and artistic development through a series of episodic fantasy/adventure stories peppered with love letters from the author. Whether you are a fan of Jodorowsky’s work, or in need of an epic escape, Talamantez’s creative wit and intimate relationship with Jodorowsky’s work make this short novel an irresistibly entertaining read.

Literary Reviews for Sacred Fool

Something between an homage, love letter, and literary catasterization, Sacred Fool is a joyful expression of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s impact on the world.

–By Joshua Ryan Bligh, click here for full review.

If you are a fantasy fan, this is for you. It has a bit of everything! It was a quick read, but the social and philosophical commentary left me with food for thought.

–Rose Pagan on
Nathan Dean Talamantez
Nathan Dean Talamantez

Dean’s genre-defying debut novella, “Sacred Fool” released on January 20, 2021. This surrealist narrative and devotional embodies the panic movement. Should you buy this book? DADA!