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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: theatre
20 Scriptwriting Tricks from an Actor’s POV
Introduction The first play I acted in was a high school production of Our Town. During one performance, “Mrs. Webb” recited the first of two moderately long lines. Both lines started with well. When she reached the second line, she … Continue reading
Secret of the Universe 9.80
I have another short play now in development called Secret of the Universe 9.80. On November 11th, Eve Sigall, one of my instigators, asked me to come up with something by November 13th. Inspired by her zeal, Secret is the … Continue reading
My Short Plays
I’ve compiled eight of my short plays into a single, 8.5×11, publication format playbook. I’ll be getting copies via Lulu. The titles are: Call of a Distant Song ****** Prisoner of Suggins Holler* Mountain Where Rain Alltime***** The Five Hundred … Continue reading
it is said that Moliere, when asked by a friend how his new play was coming along, responded, “Splendidly! All I have left to do is ze dialogue.” Of course, we’re not all Moliere, but this makes sense if you’ve … 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.
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