Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Top 10 book titles that could be heavy metal albums!

I know it's weird and totally random, but here are my top 10 book titles that could be heavy metal albums. [Queue heavy metal riff or Michael Scott "No, God, No!" soundbite]

10. King of Shadows - Susan Cooper
9. Till We Have Faces - C.S. Lewis
8. On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness - Andrew Peterson
7. Sea of Monsters - Rick Riordan
6. This Present Darkness - Frank Peretti
5. River of Death - Alistair MacLean
4. I Am Legend - Richard Matheson
3. The Dark is Rising - Susan Cooper
2. Hell House - Richard Matheson
1. Sleeping Murder - Agatha Christie

Leave it to the queen of murder mysteries to be #1.

I've read 8 of these and only partially read 2; Till We Have Faces and Hell House. I had to stop reading Hell House. I cannot recommend that book to anyone.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

My Nanowrimo 2009 novel, "Darkness Falls"

With Nanowrimo 2010 fast approaching, I thought I would put my 2009 novel out there for anyone who's interested (and because I'm eager for some input, good and bad). My Nanowrimo novel last year was heavily inspired by a few things:

C.S. Lewis's Space Trilogy - Because I had just read Perelandra for the 2nd time.

The Silent Hill series of videogames - I used to play these games. I couldn't stomach them now, so I don't know why there were on my mind at the time of writing it.

Falling Up - "Fangs!" - I was listening to this album almost non-stop last November.

As you can tell those inspirations have almost nothing to do with one another, except some science fiction/thriller themes. But be forewarned, because the Silent Hill games are pretty creepy, my novel is pretty creepy.

I posted my novel on Google Docs, so you can read it at the link below. It's read only, so don't even try and edit it. ;-) If you read it please let me know what you think of it.

Darkness Falls