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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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Tag Archives: sail away on my silver dream
“Sail Away” is now on Kindle!!
Okay, it’s official. Sail Away on My Silver Dream is out on Kindle. The link: http://www.amazon.com/Sail-Away-My-Silver-Dream-ebook/dp/B00GNQ0N02/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1384843199&sr=1-1&keywords=sail+away+on+my+silver+dream The Kindle edition price is just about half the print edition price. If you bought a new print edition of Silver Dream from Amazon, … Continue reading
“Silver Dream” Reviews
Two reviews on Amazon this week, hoping for two more this coming week. Hint-hint.
Writing: Characters, Part II
In Part I, I recommended the Interview Method for building your characters. Today, I’ll post part of a sample imaginary interview that I created in the early days of writing Sail Away on My Silver Dream. Interviewer: …Do you all … Continue reading
Book Signing Wrap-up
A mini-throng attended the Book Frog signing, with all seats taken and people sitting on the floor and standing in the wings. After an introduction by Cat Spydell of World Nouveau Books, I gave some background on the world and … Continue reading
Book Signing, Palos Verdes
Book signing with readings from Sail Away on My Silver Dream Place: “The Book Frog,” overlooking the skating rink Palos Verdes Mall, (aka Promenade on the Peninsula) 550 Deep Valley Drive, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274 Date: Saturday, January 19, … Continue reading
Excerpt, Silver Dream
David talks about his computer game addiction: Chapter 12: The Glowing Screen Calls Me “I spent hours and hours, mostly doing role-playing games . . . I’d make up a character and take him into this big city where I … Continue reading
I named one of my characters in Sail Away on My Silver Dream “Dr. Appelman” after someone I’ve seen onstage in Santa Barbara.