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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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After a long interval that followed Sail Away on My Silver Dream going out of print, it’s now available again under the Wyzard Hill Press imprint–new cover, new interior, and a few minor changes in the text. I designed this … Continue reading
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
Two reviews on Amazon this week, hoping for two more this coming week. Hint-hint.
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
Sharon’s entry in the Log of the Silver Dream: February 25: Another wonderful day aboard the Silver Dream! Capt. David and Capt. Sharon sailed away to Calcutta. We explored a group of ruined pagodas out in the jungle. We saw … Continue reading
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.
The voyages of the Silver Dream began with a poem: David says, “Mrs. Whitworth was my homeroom teacher and taught English, too. One day she read us a poem. Here’s how it went: The Silver Dream Come, sail away on … Continue reading