flighty_dreams: (pride&prej)
So picking a top favorite is always hard, but if I had to pick a single favorite author out of the many, many books I've read, I would have to choose Jacqueline Carey. My two most favorite fictional characters (that includes books, movies, tv, etc., folks) were both her wondrous creations. Her Kushiel's Legacy series is a world rich and well-detailed, and inhabited by deep, complicated characters.

If I could acquire even a quarter of her writing talent, I would feel blessed. I'm getting a rare treat this year in that she's releasing two books in 2009 instead of just one. Can't wait!

So why am I posting about her now? I just wanted to share this short essay she wrote several years ago; she had a link to it in her latest blog post. It talks about mythology and angels and the genesis of ideas, etc. I recommend it; it's worth a read! (As are her books of course.)

Hope someone finds this interesting:

"All our archetypes derive from myth. The challenge is to make of them something new."


There's also a beautiful review of her debut novel on that same site, though rife with spoilers. It also contains a couple samples of her writing, if anyone is curious. Here is such a one, a description of the leader of Cereus House:

An example of writing much greater than mine )

Work on Spliced continues, albeit slowly... I feel inadequate.

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So picking a top favorite is always hard, but if I had to pick a single favorite author out of the many, many books I've read, I would have to choose Jacqueline Carey. My two most favorite fictional characters (that includes books, movies, tv, etc., folks) were both her wondrous creations. Her Kushiel's Legacy series is a world rich and well-detailed, and inhabited by deep, complicated characters.

If I could acquire even a quarter of her writing talent, I would feel blessed. I'm getting a rare treat this year in that she's releasing two books in 2009 instead of just one. Can't wait!

So why am I posting about her now? I just wanted to share this short essay she wrote several years ago; she had a link to it in her latest blog post. It talks about mythology and angels and the genesis of ideas, etc. I recommend it; it's worth a read! (As are her books of course.)

Hope someone finds this interesting:

"All our archetypes derive from myth. The challenge is to make of them something new."


There's also a beautiful review of her debut novel on that same site, though rife with spoilers. It also contains a couple samples of her writing, if anyone is curious. Here is such a one, a description of the leader of Cereus House:

An example of writing much greater than mine )

Work on Spliced continues, albeit slowly... I feel inadequate.

flighty_dreams: (mischief)
So I watched this new Christian Slater tv show the other day. And I was kinda hesitant about watching it because I'd heard mixed reviews. But the whole premise is about a man with split personalities, so of course I had to check it out.

The Verdict )

flighty_dreams: (Default)
So I watched this new Christian Slater tv show the other day. And I was kinda hesitant about watching it because I'd heard mixed reviews. But the whole premise is about a man with split personalities, so of course I had to check it out.

The Verdict )

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