Tagged: #fiction

There’s only ONE genre in fiction… 

“Don’t classify me, read me. I’m a writer, not a genre.” Carlos Fuentes  Making a choice is all about marketing nowadays. To choose means to limit your options, but in the same time – the opportunity to catch an agent or publisher, because when they are ‘buying’ your novel – they are buying a platform for the future books in the similar genre, they are buying ‘sameness’ (or analogy) and they are hoping that you are...

Book Review ‘The Axeman’s Jazz’, Ray Celestin

Why and how: I was already on the way from the store when the expeditor said: “Maybe you’d like to buy Axeman? It is really cool book.”  I picked it, read ‘New Orleans 1919…’ Hmmmm, not my favourite subject for the crime books. But ah, serial killers, lurking in the darkness, feels like an interesting catch.  I bought it. I do not regret it.  Attention: The book is translated (swedish) by Hanna Williamsson. Plus: I couldn’t...

‘The Pearl Territory’, chapter 1

Journal log. 1 #private Captain Pain Berchpull Where should I start? Maybe from the moment when a gamma X-ray hit the Earth and wiped out all the life there. It was the biggest ever microwave-extinction… Basically, we did expect the deadly event; that’s why we built the base on Mars.  We have built the life there. 1,700 of us.  Sometimes I think about the last words of my father: “The scariest thing is not when there’s nobody...

On Writing

“I wrote a book. It sucked. I wrote 9 more books. They sucked, too. Meanwhile, I read every single thing I could find on publishing and writing, went to conferences, joined professional organisations, hooked up with fellow writers in critique groups, and didn’t give up. Then I wrote one more book..” Beth Revis What a spirit! Something to aim for! What is ‘Good writing’? Only you know – the reader. The reader is never something abstract....

Reality is NOT what it seems

Based on the book ‘Reality is not what it seems’, Carlo Rovelli “But, said Alice, if the world has absolutely no sense, who’s stopping us from inventing one?” Lewis Caroll  Nothing in this world is more difficult than understanding what the world really is… I am sitting in my chair, drinking warm Kissel. Am I real? “My dear, reality is a question of perspective,” – you’d say. Then what is about my kissel? If it is...

Book Review ‘The room by the lake’, Emma Dibdin

“Cults can hide in many places. They are so adept at blending into society and masking their true colours that often their victims do not realise that they were even in a cult until they have escaped it. Nor do they fully comprehend the severity of the brainwashing that they were subjected to, until they are finally free of it.” ‘A Bloodstained History’ Cult is a group exhibiting an excessive devotion to a person or idea....

Book Review ‘The Outsider’, Stephen King

Your doppelganger exists, according to science. But Stephen King disagrees. Here’s why: “They say it’s like a Rubik’s Cube — you can get a lot of variation. And I hate a Rubik’s Cube,’ – said Stephen in a secret interview to the WP-reporter. ‘Because there’s no-one like me, Ray. You are hallucinating!’ – said Stephen King to RayNotBradbury after 13 shots of vodka at the ‘Drop-Off-Gut’ bar. ‘Okay, listen. I am a paranormal phenomenon. Simply –...