Playing With Perspectives

I was thinking today about some of the books that have really made me think about different perspectives and I wanted to share this one. The author is a friend of mine and writes horror and gore and though now he’s gone on to movie writing, this book has stuck with me. Yes the book is full of slasher teen gore, but the perspective is from the monster’s and as a reader I found myself sympathizing with him. I was torn between Edward being the victim and being the monster. Plus the ending of this book packs a sick punch right in the gut.

But I am a fan of the twist on perspectives and I, myself do the same in my writing. I try and playing with stereotypes and make the reader question their beliefs. I chose to do that with my vampires in The Mina Marley Chronicles by making them less shiny and beautiful but the lowest of the low. Dirty pitiful creatures that no one wants to touch.

So the book is called Hammerhead by Garry Charles and if you’re so inclined then give it a go and see if it affects you like it did me.

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About deborahcfoulkes

I was born and bred in the Yorkshire market town of Selby, which is lucky enough to have an historic abbey church at its centre, also being a 30 minute car drive to famous York, I use every bit of that history to create new worlds. My degree is in History and English Lit, but my leaning is towards history. I have a fascination with the Tudors and I’ve been told by a University tutor, I have an unhealthy liking for Henry VIII. That said my area of expertise study wise is Matthew Hopkins and the so called witches of the 1600’s. Books have been a part of my life as far back as I can remember and I count Stephen King, James Herbert and the Brothers Grimms as my literary heroes. I have a fondness for the macabre and a weakness for the antagonist of any story. By day, I work in a public library and by night or days off, I am hitting the keys of my lovely blue laptop

Posted on April 22, 2015, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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