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I was abysmal at the kind of writing that gets you good grades in English classes, so I never wrote much until tenth grade, after my ninth grade teacher embraced my creativity. Since then I haven't been able to stop.
The best way to describe myself would be complex. I lettered in two sports (Bowling and Baseball) in high school and captained two academic clubs (Science Olympiad and Math League. I'm a jock who likes to write, who watches Star Trek, who cares about LGBT issues and human sexuality. I'm a nerd that plays with legos and builds model railroads, but can also play sports. One day I'll read about psychology, then movies, then hockey, then history.
I've written four full novels, a couple dozen short stories and somewhere around five hundred poems. As a writer I derive inspiration from Rowling, Orwell, Crichton, and a number of Star Trek novelists as well as every movie I've ever seen. I like fantasy, things that can't happen in real life, the creation of entire worlds in which both author and reader can immerse themselves. I like ambiguous characters, neither good nor bad. I like insidious heroes, bastards with hearts of gold, people that make you laugh and think at the same time.
And I love to converse, so if you're like me, track me down somewhere and say hi.
J E Bonneau
on March 08, 2012 :
This book made me laugh and cry and cry while laughing more times then I can count. I don't remember a time that's happened before. It makes an old fairie tale (the story that has been most filmed and interpreted of all stories)fresh and new. I won't break it down into the scenes I loved because I don't want to spoil it. But I recommend it highly and wholeheartedly.
(reviewed 5 months after purchase)