"The draw of Animal Magnet is its outlandish characters and its narrative structure. Essentially, the book is a series of short stories threaded together by the family connection. Each one has a different structure and a different voice. Anderson wields a letter, play, manuscript, newspaper article, as well as the traditional story format, to tell of each character's wild experience. And wild they are. Each section plumbs the depths of man's animal nature . . ."
- Manhattan Book Review
"Anderson is an adroit novelist with perhaps one of the most acute and unique senses of humor I've seen in print."
This wild-eyed family saga spans centuries and continents, beginning in the 18th century in the Kingdom of Hungary and ending more than two centuries later in a futuristic L.A. Ultimately, Animal Magnet probes the notion of human-ness, human identity, and humanity.