Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Interview with John Problem

Incho Blink interviews John Problem about his up-coming postmodern novel.

IB:          What is the definition of postmodern in connection with a novel?

JP:          It means the author doesnt have to stick to the old ways of writing novels - with a hero, 
               a heroine, narrative and a clear-cut beginning and end.

IB:          So your new novel doesnt have any of those? 

JP:          Yes and no.  It has four or five heroes all of whom act independently, and it has four 

IB:          Does it have a narrative?

JP:          Actually, it has five narratives.

IB:          Five.  Right.  And where is it set?

JP:          In London, Venice, Prague and Abyssinia.

IB:          Abyssinia?

JP:          Yes, Abyssinia plays one of the six or seven key roles in the plot.

IB:          I forgot to ask you what type of novel it is - what genre?

JP:          Well. Its a mystery story.  And also an action/adventure story.  Its historical, but also contemporary.  Its a romance - well, there are three romances in it.  And it jumps back and forth in time.  And it contains two screenplays. 

IB:          How do you find a publisher for such an unusual work?

JP:          Im not going to try to.  It will be published as an e-book. 

IB:          When can we look forward to downloading it?

JP:          Soon!  It will be called The Search for Gabriella.  I hope you will enjoy it.

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