Since my manuscript is being edited, I'm taking a break to catch up on some long overdue reading, And since I'm in a sharing mood when it comes to what I read...well, you know the drill. So, if you'll tolerate them, I'll share my impressions of what I read.
First up: the first two installments in Pierce Brown's sci-fi/YA-ish Red Rising series, titled Red Rising and Golden Son.
"History is all about telling stories with facts."
Some variation of those words were uttered in a world history course I took on the way to earning my Bachelor's back in 2008. They were uttered by a man named Norman Wilson. and they would change the way I looked at many things, among them history, point-of-view, and the value of storytelling.
The above quote is lifted from one of the more memorable hours of everyone's favorite magic island show, Lost. If you've seen it, you understand the feeling I'm driving at; if you haven't, then you clearly have more important things to be doing right now.
This the official blog of B. M. Persinger, author of the forthcoming futuristic detective story What Lies In Darkness. Other pasttimes include reading books he didn't write, watching Christopher Nolan films, cheering on disappointing sports franchises, and over-utilizing commas. Resides in the idyllic region of Central PA, where all great writers have lived at one time or another.