Authors, Books, Interviews

#AUTHOR #INTERVIEW: Robert Eggleton

THE WRITING PART

Q. Thank you for agreeing to this interview. Briefly, about yourself?

Thanks, Aman, for the opportunity to tell your readers a little about myself and my debut novel, Rarity from the Hollow. I’m a retired children’s psychotherapist with over forty years in the field of child advocacy. Quite a bit of my nonfiction in this field has been published: investigative reports, service delivery models, research, statistical reports on child abuse and delinquency…. I’ve also had a few poems published, including one that won first place in an international science fiction poetry competition. I started writing short science fiction adventures in 2006. Three have been published in magazines. Rarity from the Hollow is my debut novel, a traditional small press publication.

Q. What genre is your book?

So far, all of my stories have been adult literary science fiction. I sometimes use the term social science fiction since that is a similar genre and more common usage. However, I read in most genres and I look forward to trying out a few.

Q. What draws you to this genre?

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Book Reviews, Books, Crime & Mystery, Fiction, Thrillers

REVIEW: Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case by Agatha Christie

I must confess the Hercule Poirot is not one of my favourite detectives. Not even close. But that’s personal opinion. What I enjoy most Poirot’s cases or I must say, Agatha Christie’s writing is the how the cases unfold in the end after reaching the climax. This book has a brilliant ending, that’s all. No spoilers. I enjoy her writing which never fails to create a tension on the reader to get to the end of it. And Then There Were None is the best case scenario.

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Authors, Interviews

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Tiffany McDaniel

THE WRITING PART

Q. Thank you for agreeing to this interview. Briefly, about yourself?

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be interviewed by you.  So, a little about me…I’m an Ohio native who loves to garden and read and bake really delicious pies.

Q. What genre is/are your book(s)? 

Literary fiction.

Q. What draws you to this genre? 

I just write what’s in my head, and it happens to be what is categorized as literary fiction.  What is beautiful about this genre is the opportunity to really get deep down into a character’s soul.

Q. Briefly, what led up to last/latest book?

Also, Please describe what the story/book is about in one sentence.  In one sentence I’d say: “The devil comes to town.”

Q. What was the time frame for writing your last book? 

I wrote The Summer that Melted Everything in one month during the summer I was twenty-eight.

Q. How much research do you do? 

It varies from novel to novel.  With The Summer that Melted Everything I had to research the 1980s.  How people dressed and how they were as a collective culture of that decade.  It wasn’t too much research involved with this novel.  But my most recent novel had much more research because it takes place during the Second World War, so I had to research the major events of the war, the Holocaust, and make sure I got the timeline concrete to the truth.

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Books, Crime & Mystery, Fiction, Reviews

BOOK REVIEW: The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

This book is for everyone. It is long, the clever sounding plot, full of characters, each one unique and have their own part to play in the story. Set in mid-nineteenth century, it is one of those books to remember for quite a time. The element of murder mystery which is highly anticipated through out the novel might sound regular to some, but it is the the presentation of the mystery that is extraordinary.

When one starts this book, it has a tendency to grab a reader’s attention from the first chapter. Walter Moody is used as a pawn to unfold the mystery that is set in New Zealand goldfields. Thought him a reader is introduced to twelve sophisticated men who have gathered to discuss a secret in which they are all indulged both directly and indirectly. These twelve men are rare characters and is hard to come across such characters in the modern day novels. You might one or two in books written in eighteenth or nineteenth centuries but so many at one place is a rare thing. The secret they share begins with a hermit who is found dead in his cabin, one of the the richest person in town has disappeared, and a local prostitute is found in the middle of a road completely intoxicated.  Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton”

Books

Spotlight: Debt by Rachel Dunning

DEBT

By Rachel Dunning 

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Expected Release Date:

March 2016 

What’s it about?

I pay my debts, and I expect others to.

I was raised in the slums of London, I knew nothing of privilege. My father was murdered when I was seventeen. Morty figured my father’s passing meant I would automatically take on dad’s debts. I refused.

And I paid for that refusal.

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Books, Non-Fiction, Reviews

BOOK REVIEW: SEX BY MADONNA

Sex by MadonnaAfter “viewing” it, not much words in it, I realized it’s a perfect coffee-table book. Lot’s of photographs though, and some of them are good while others reflect the superstar’s personal sexual fantasies. I was going through her bio the other day and then I learnt about this book. Seems like it was quite famous and still might be, 22 years though, since it came out and as the sub-header describes the book, “The Best BDSM & Fetish Photo-art of 20th Century”. The book is a collection of photographs rather than a poor form of literary as many people criticize on the basis of literariness. So if you do not want to read it, don’t. Because after reading, it might end up on your coffee table eve though you do not like it. It’s the essence of this book. Just a collection of erotic photographs. Few of the pictures are offensive and I have no explanation to why these photos are out in public? But I am not the author. It’s the superstar Madonna! But I do get the feeling that a human being is tend to explore more of his sexual fantasies or I should say, to understand himself and his sexual feelings in a better way some experimentation is necessary. Being creative in a good way is always necessary. This is being creative in some way. After all, who wants to be monotonous every minute, every day. I am not saying that everyone should come out with a photo-book of their sexual adventures, but experimentation in-person will good for their sexual conscience.

The book was released in the year I was born. Thus, reading after 22 years, still remains a special kind of book.

2.5 out of 5 from me.