- Paducah, KY, USA
- member since October 13, 2012
Allen’s last login was Thursday, March 28, 2013.
wish I had a kindle. I'm usually reading at least 2 books at a time. trying to finish this one so I can start Stephen King's Nightmares and Dreamscapes - just found my copy of it and haven't read it in eons.
And if you look in my fb profile, there's a bunch of pics of my tats. I don't really like this pic of me, but figured it was the newest one so why not use it lol
Thanks very much for the kind words.
I'm glad you mention and noticed the 'pace', because I always hated books where little happens and there are endless descriptions and conversations but no real meat to a story. I always said I would write flowing fiction that moves along and has no unecessary words or language. I like to read books that visualise a scene very effectively but alos succinctly and there is a return on your time invested. Many books you read for half an hour and wonder when its ever going to get going!
The begginning was meant to be atmospheric, if not creepy but I can see why it feels that way! Pripyat is a truly fantastic location. I studied hundreds of photos of the ghost city during my research and contacted a numbe of people who have been there. It's a fascinating place and a perfect location for Ewan Charles to begin his journey through the Dead Loop!
I hope you feel the rest of the book is as good!
Thanks very much for your message. Your mother sounds an inspiring woman. Sounds like what you do for the prisoners is very rewarding and certainly will aid their rehibilitation.
I spent a couple of years volunteering as a victim support worker, supporting the victims of crime. I also got the opportunity to visit a high security prison in England and interview various inmates to get their perspective on victims and the effects of crime. It was a fascinating experience and bizarrely some of the people I met were murderers, tortures and or in prison for violence and armed robbery, but they came across amazingly humble and 'normal'. Most of them were very remorseful and keen to rehibilitate. When i told them I supported victims of crime, many of them were quite embarrassed by their offences!
It's good to know the Dead Loop is being talked about. Maybe it just might grow through word of mouth. I appreciate your review being blunt and honest and that's perfect for me. I believe it is good enough to one day be in print and a best seller. However, Im far less interested in what I think and much more interested in what real readers think. Unless my book passes proper honest reviewers and gets positive feedback, I'm realistic to know that my book will never sell in huge numbers. I'm delighted with my handful of reviews so far but if your honest, then even better because I'll know if I impress you then my writing may have a future!
best wishes from UK
Yes I try and get around a bit online. Where did you hear about the Dead Loop? I'm very pleased with the reviews I'm getting on Amazon.com. I look forward very much to your thoughts if you read it.
So how do you mean you "collect books for the jails". Sounds very interesting and rewarding. How did you start doing that? Can you tell me more?
" I love to read dystopian or historical the best."
Have you ever been to wattpad.com? It's a site for writing. I just finished a story by a new author I've come to really admire named Scott Kelley, called "Frightened Boy." Try this link: http://www.wattpad.com/story/33704-frightened-boy It's one of Scott's earlier works, but it's still a pretty good read! Hope you enjoy it. (btw, another book of his, [sic], is currently high on my favorites list.)