If you want to try something new and interesting then I would strongly suggest reading and watching The Devotion of Suspect X. I stumbled upon the book at a dollar store and I'm very glad that I found it. More excitedly I saw on Wikipedia that it has been made into a feature film. There are already more than one film adaptation of this book. The only film version I watch is the Japanese version (which is titled Suspect X), but if you want to check out the other adaptations i really think you should (That's why I have two trailers on this post).The South Korean version is called Perfect Number. Click this link to watch that trailer: youtu.be/x_ewHZu7JNs
The one I watched isn't dubbed as I understood what the characters were saying with English subtitle (and trust me it was well worth it). Don't let subtitle scare you away from watching an incredible movie. The trailers might be a bit off-putting, but trust me this story and characters would make your eyes glue to the situation right to the very end. Again, please don't be scare off by movies with subtitles, because you'll truly miss out on an excellent mystery/suspense/drama-filled movie. The mystery-crime novel has received awards and nominations both in the U.S. and Japan.
Isn't that book trailer captivating? If that trailer doesn't get you to the bandwagon then you are missing out on something special. I'm just honored that Ms. Kendare Blake was able to give up her time to do an interview for her latest book, One Dark Throne. You guys should surely get it and experience this unique fantasy sequel.
1. First off, describe your experience during Solar Eclipse Day (Aug. 21, 2017)?
Well, it wasn't too exciting. We kept the dogs inside so we wouldn't have to fit them with doggles, and just noted how odd the light got. And then it was over.
2. Could you give us an interesting fun fact about One Dark Throne?
I re-wrote it once. And in the first draft, fewer people died.
3. What challenges did you face writing the sequel to Three Dark Crowns?
Sequels are easier in a way, because the world and the conflicts have been established and simmering. But One Dark Throne was meant to be a series ender as well, and endings are always rough. Then we decided to extend the series by two more books, so I was actually able to go back in and leave a few smaller plot lines open. So it was all less tied up in a bow.
4. In one word how would you summed up One Dark Throne?
5. Could you give a brief description of your favorite scene from One Dark Throne? (make it as spoiler-free as possible)
I love dialogue. I love the scenes where characters finally come face to face and start to understand each other.
6. Could you give a sneak peek about any new character in One Dark Throne?
Sure. She's a chicken. A pretty, brown chicken.
7. What is your favorite book-to-movie adaptation?
Too hard! The Shawshank Redemption is a great adaptation. So is the Neverending Story, though the author disagrees. I'm really, REALLY excited for the new IT. Though I did love the original IT, too.
8. What was the last book you gave to someone as a gift?
I gave my best friend Daughters Unto Devils by Amy Lukavics, because it's like Stephen King wrote Little House on the Prairie, and my friend LOVES Little House.
9. What television show do you think doesn’t get its due?
Penny Dreadful. I adored that show. Eva Green is transcendent. And it made me like Josh Hartnett again, which was previously inconceivable.
10. What was the scariest book you’ve ever read?
Pet Sematary? I don't know. I don't scare easy.
11. Which book (besides yours of course) have you read that made you laugh a lot?
Anything by Lish McBride. She's hysterical. Highly recommend her new one: PYROMANTIC. About a girl who controls fire and works for a shady, magic mafia. She has a friend who is a sexy were-fox. A vain, sexy were-fox. You can't beat it.
12. Did you ever listen to music while writing One Dark Throne?
Afraid not. I find music too distracting.
13. What book do you like to read over and over again?
LOTS. Jane Eyre, Anne Rice, various Stephen King passages, the Iliad, etc. I don't actually have a lot of time for re-reading anymore, with so much new reading to do!
14. Last question, could you share a quote or two that inspire or motivate you in life?
I despise myself, yet I also esteem myself as one who despises. - Nietzsche. I probably messed that quote up, and I don't find it all that inspiring. But it amuses me.
And there you have it. Another delightful interview from a fantastic author. I greatly appreciate her for doing this and I hope those reading this would read what this unique, fantasy series is all about. The first book being Three Dark Crowns and now the sequel One Dark Throne. Both books are already available where books are sold. Thanks for visiting my blog once again and I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Keep calm and read more books:)
To read my previous blog interview with Ms. Kendare Blake about Three Dark Crowns, click the link: novelpro.weebly.com/latest-news/-interview-with-kendare-blake-author-of-three-dark-crowns
Read the excerpt to American Assassin here: www.goodreads.com/book/show/7959473-american-assassin
I hope you enjoy the trailer. Definitely check out the book when you can and then go see the movie if you are interested or want to try something different.
"No Guts, No story." is an inspirational quote said by Chris Brady. But might I add that it takes even more guts to write and share the story with the world. And boy do I have an excellent interview from the wonderful, non-fiction author Mr. Michael Finkel. Make sure you check out the excerpt to his latest novel The Stranger of the Woods: www.michaelfinkel.com/the-stranger-in-the-woods/excerpt-stranger-woods/
1. Could you tell me what The Stranger in the Woods is about?
It's the true story of Christopher Knight, who is one of the most unusual people you will ever encounter -- he lived completely alone, in the woods of central Maine, sleeping in a small camp tent, for 27 years. He never had one conversation, never spent any money, never drove in a car. He never saw the internet. And he never even lit a fire! How did he survive? Why did he leave the world? What did he learn? The book tries to address all these questions, while also examining what types of people have sought solitude throughout history, and why it may be essential for one's health to spend some time alone.
2. What is your purpose in writing The Stranger in the Woods?
I'm always interesting in learning about people who have lived a radically different life than the rest of us. This is just such an intriguing story to me -- there's a survival tale, a true-crime tale, a mystery, a legend. There's the reactions of people in central Maine. And there's the intelligent and fascinating insights of Chris Knight himself.
3. What challenges did you face while writing The Stranger in the Woods?
The subject of my book, not surprisingly, was a man of few words who was very reluctant to share his story. He was a difficult interview subject, to say the least. I learned a lot of patience while working with Chris Knight -- but still, not enough patience to satisfy him!
4. How would you compare your experience writing True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa from The Stranger in the Woods?
Except for the fact that both "True Story" and "The Stranger in the Woods" are both non-fiction accounts of men named Chris, the two books are completely different.
Chris Longo, the murderer who is featured in "True Story," is extremely outgoing, and, in the end, was clearly a dangerous, psychopathic man.
Chris Knight, the hermit from "The Stranger in the Woods," is probably the most introverted person you will ever read about, and, in the end, was seen to be an entirely gentle man.
I found both stories riveting, but the writing process -- or at least the feeling while writing -- was entirely different. Chris Longo frightened me, to my core, and I felt as if I were writing something of a cautionary tale. Chris Knight was far more inspirational to me, and I felt at times as if I were writing almost a guidebook for how to live in peace and simplicity.
5. How has writing and knowing about Christopher Knight affect your life in general?
Spending time with Chris Knight has given me a much different perspective on the passage of time. So many of us seem to be in a constant mad rush for most of the day. Knight passed time like a tree. He showed me that the best thing you can do sometimes is nothing. Just sit there. Center yourself. Allow five minutes to pass without looking at your phone. You don't have to do any sort of formal meditation. Just do nothing. You will likely be amazed at how healthy, how calming this feels. I wish the whole world could just take a five minute "time out" each day -- I feel as if all the crazy arguing that goes on would be greatly diminished if we all did this simple thing. If we all just did nothing for a few moments.
6. If (or when) the book become a movie, who would you like to adapt your book into a screenplay and who would you like to direct the movie adaptation?
I don't have specific names in mind, I'm just hoping that if the book becomes a movie, the director and screenwriter both feel extremely creatively inspired to bring this mind-boggling story to life.
7. What would you want your reader to take away from reading The Stranger in the Woods?
That maybe doing nothing is, at times, one of the most powerful things you can do. "Beware the barrenness of a busy life," said Socrates. I believe he was correct.
8. What does Christopher Knight think about the book? Has he read it yet?
I sent Chris Knight the book as soon as it was finished, but I have not heard back from him. I have written the book with openness and honesty and obsession and care, and I hope — I believe — that Knight will respect my dedication and genuinely accept my efforts as reasonable and fair.
9. What is your writing habit? Do you write in the daytime or night?
I have three young children so my house is often quite hectic. I prefer the quiet of the night to work and when I'm on a creative roll, I often drink loads of coffee and stay up until dawn.
10. On True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa film adaptation, could you express your experience seeing it?
The book "True Story" was so personal to me, and so disturbing, that watching the film adaptation was quite an emotional knot. I think the actors (James Franco and Jonah Hill) did outstanding jobs, as did the director (Rupert Goold), but it was wrenching and uncomfortable to watch.
11. What book are you currently reading?
"Killers of the Flower Moon" by David Grann. He's an amazing journalist and writer.
12. What’s next for you? What are you working on now?
I'm seeking my next book idea! If anyone has an idea for me, please contact me through my website:www.michaelfinkel.com/ . Thanks!
13. Have you ever considered writing fiction? If so, in what genre?
I love reading fiction and I've published (long, long ago) a few fiction short stories, and perhaps one day I'll take a stab at a novel -- I don't know what genre -- but I really feel that I've reached a nice place, writing-wise, with my non-fiction work, so I will stick to that for now.
14. Last question, who (dead or alive) would you like to sit down and chat with in order to write a book?
For all of my career, I have avoided interviewing "famous" people, or movie stars, or presidents -- I really prefer meeting extraordinary people who are not widely known. There are all sorts of completely unknown Einstein-level geniuses out there, many of whom have extremely unorthodox ideas about how to live, about society and science and art and life. Those are the people I want to sit down with.
Thank you for the excellent questions.
Likewise thank you for giving your time to answer them. For anyone out there reading this I hope you add The Stranger in the Woods in your reading list. Also check out his first book True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa. I hope each and everyone of you have a great day and thanks once again for coming by to read my latest post. Take care and stay amazing.
I finally have the animated feature of House Trap (well, the prologue of House Trap). First off, I would like to thank Banter Hawks Production for doing such a great job at animating my characters. It was money well spent. I hope everyone enjoys it and check out the story to see what happens next, of course. Pray-fully (with finger-cross) this could lead to bigger things. I really hope a full-feature (live-feature at that) of House Trap would be made sometime in the future. The Martian (directed by Ridley Scott) has clearly shown that a self-published story (written by Andy Weir) could become a successful movie. I truly believe that House Trap would be the equivalent to The Martian. House Trap might even be more successful than The Martian since it would be less expensive to make. Thriller/horror movies, in general, tends to have lower budget than sci-fi movies. I hope someone in the film industry would take interest in House Trap and produce it. Watching this prologue clearly shows how captivating the novella would be as a movie. And trust me when I say there's a slight twist at the end of House Trap, you won't see it coming. It explains everything in regard to the prologue. Anyway, thanks for taking the time to watch it. I hope the next time I post a feature on House Trap it would be a film's teaser trailer. Yeah,You got to think big, dream big, and believe big right? Have a great day everyone:)
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