Monday, April 16, 2012
The Word Remains
If I want legacy and something to be remembered for, writing is the truest thing I can leave behind. Stone fades and steel rusts, but the word...the word...remains.
Always makes you feel good when you get a review like this latest one...
"Finished a book today that surprised me, in the same way that Paradise Lost surprised me (at the risk of making too grandiose a comparison). Milton's poem joined epic poetry to Christian myth-history, creating a work that I hadn't seemed coming, but that in retrospect seemed inevitable.
David West similarly surprised me with his Heroes of the Fallen. It's pulp fiction swords and sorcery meets Mormon myth-history, a savage and bloody telling of the last days of Nephite civilization in the style of a Robert E. Howard or Edgar Rice Burroughs. I didn't see it coming, however obvious it seems to me now." by Dave Butler