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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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Sail Away on Kindle
My publishers attended today’s event at Mysterious Galaxy and informed me that Sail Away on My Silver Dream will be available on Kindle next week!
Mysterious Galaxy Meet & Greet
I attended the Local Author Meet & Greet at Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore, today, in Redondo Beach. A good turnout, many opportunities for networking and actually sold some books, too. I think I’ll put MG on my list of places to … Continue reading
Mirror, mirror on the wall
I carved this mirror for a friend quite a long time ago.
Meeting Alex Haley, Part 2
Below is a copy of the letter from Production Engineering accepting my parable, “The Code of Abibarshim.” (John McRainey retitled it “Beware the Wrath of Abibarshim” and provided great illos to accompany it.) This was my first sale. See the … Continue reading
Blog Interview w. Alayna-Renee
My interview has been posted to Alayna-Renee’s blog. In case I didn’t sent you an email, here’s the link: http://www.jadedelegance.net/2013/06/05/515/ “J”
Bookmarks 5 thru 8, Left to Right
One of these will appear on the back of my freebie bookmarks. (The front side is like the book cover, but narrow.) Which of these four do you think would attract the most readers? Any other comments?
Bookmarks, 1 thru 4, Left to Right
One of these will be on the back of my freebie bookmarks. (The front looks just like the book cover, only narrower.) Which of these four do you think would attract the most readers? Any other comments or suggestions?
I attended this year’s WordFest in Ojai this past week. A lot of events, though most of them were not related to my genres. Among other things, I did attend Doc Murdock’s weekly workshop and a poetry panel. Perie Longo … Continue reading
Writing: Characters, Part I
An effective story requires strong characters. Not ‘strong’ in the sense of being able to tear telephone books in half, but in being well-defined and capable of action. Entire books have been written on how to develop fictional characters. I’ll … Continue reading