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Reviews: True Map of the City
“The plot is clever and delicately developed, the symbolism is richly layered, and every scene leaves readers asking head-scratching questions. The hyperbolic level of bureaucracy and hypocrisy occasionally comes across as satire, but also has the dark edge of Orwellian fiction.
"Creating such a surreal, vaguely impossible atmosphere in a novel is a challenging task, but Guenther plays masterfully with philosophy and language to achieve a singular mood. The stark, matter-of-fact narration and the intimacy of Horus' inner monologue gives the prose a foreboding sense, while the flashes of humor and ridiculousness give the book an odd balance.
"Guenther fits a whole tangled tale into just over 100 pages, with few wasted words.
"Capped off with a . . . completely unexpected conclusion, A True Map of the City is a truly good read, and Guenther humbly proves himself as a literary descendant of Kafka himself.” --Editor, Self-Publishing Review
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Category Archives: In the Mouth of the Lion
Screenplay, Part 7
I’m changing gears here to talk about my earlier screenplay, In the Mouth of the Lion. My readers reported back several weeks ago. Based on their combined comments, I have quite a bit of work to do, a total of … Continue reading
Screenplay, Part 6
In the Mouth of the Lion is complete in its latest incarnation. I’m still finding a very few minor things to tweak on every pass, but I’ve reached the point where those minor changes may be irrelevant. I need another … Continue reading
Screenplay, Part 5
Tonight, I made some major progress on In the Mouth of the Lion. I had reduced a 3.6 page punchlist* to 23 open items. Now I have only ten open items. I may be able to finalize (ha-ha) this draft … Continue reading
Reasons Scripts Don’t Fly
Below is the link to a post called, “38 Reasons Why Your Screenplay Isn’t Getting Recommended by a Script Reader.” The post is accompanied by a chart crafted by an éminence grise who lurks under the mysterious, if humble, nom de … Continue reading
Screenplay, Part 4
Last night, I finished the “third” draft of In the Mouth of the Lion. Or maybe just the two and a halfth draft. I reworked scenes 0TTT thru 9TTT, the core of Act II, containing the “Supreme Ordeal,” matching character … Continue reading
Screenplay, Part 3
Okay, the second draft of In the Mouth of the Lion is done. All the scenes are in place, with full dialogue. Not the ultimate lines, but close. Good news: I’ve got a little slack, at only 118 3/4 pages. … Continue reading