Long story short, raised in America from the Midwest to the West Coast on a starchy diet of movies and comics and science fiction paperbacks. There's a Mid-East connection in there too. I like to write about such states as California and Ohio, and such provinces as Guangdong. Japan being an interesting topic as well.
Lived in Shenzhen, China since 2008 (has it really been that long?), a lovely Special Economic Zone Hong Kong-bordering chaotic city that has given me so much. I occasionally do some freelance journalism for various local publications. If you're actually interested, just google "Ray Hecht Shenzhen" for more...
A few inspirations, if I may: Irvine Welsh, William S. Burroughs, James Joyce, Grant Morrison, Daniel Clowes, Haruki Murakami, Bret Easton Ellis, Neal Stephenson, Philip K. Dick
Jonathan Antony Strickland
on Sep. 07, 2013 :
An interesting little story this one. I liked the way the modern day moon generation found it hard to grasp the common things (such as phrases and euphemisms) we ourselves as earthlings take for granted.
In fact the whole story is basically one big clash of old and new, but dealt with in such a way as to leave the reader contemplating such a future. And I quite liked that about it...Good stuff indeed.
(review of free book)