K.Kishmot was born in Tehran somewhere in the late nineteen sixties or early seventies. He is British and Iranian, half and half. For a long time he lived in London. He has written a number of screenplays and made short films. He has also written songs. Ghosts Haunt Aftermaths is Kishmot's second novel. It was finished ostensibly in 2001 but Ghosts Haunt Aftermaths is only now nearly ready. Kishmot abandoned his third novel, To Find Love You Must Climb a Thornbush of Roses but around the same time he was creating a children's story. Kishmot's first novel Ten Days to Remus was written when he was sixteen and was a work of science-fiction. Kishmot is at work on his fourth novel, about the culture of billionaires and humanity's love-hate relationship with war. He is writing a new children's book and is planning to get back to film. Kishmot is again also writing screenplays and working on a few electronic ambient pieces of music.
Describe your desk
Packed with books. But wait a mo. They're style guides and grammar books. I copy-edit and proofread and teach English for a living.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Tehran though we came to London almost every Summer. I had a fairly miserable childhood in some ways so my imagination, imaginative world was very important in conquering some of the boredom and misery. I started making up stories very early though I came to reading when I was eleven starting with Dr Who books but soon I was reading Frederick Forsyth and by about fourteen I was into Hemingway and Steinbeck. I was always in bookshops as a teen so now I try not to spend too much time in them. I honestly thought writing would 'pay' when I started writing at thirteen but my twenties I wasted on songwriting. It's taken a lot to get back to where I was in my teen years when for a time I used to write three short stories a night.
A young man chances upon a Dream Kit. Jack uses the Dream Kit to 'relive' the times he and his girlfriend Leya spent together before she left him. But because of the drug scene he finds himself embroiled in and the mysterious connections of his school-years friend, Rogue, events start to unravel badly.
adventure with detective ken phictos into a dark world of characters who think they have some relation to alice in wonderland but who exist on the borders between insanity and evil. beautiful moustachioed miranda is a poetry fanatic and with her lover humpty trades in illegal organs and opium. can ken phictos hold back the tide of evil?
Virtual Sociability: From Community To Communitas
on May 11, 2011
This is a first blush review to give momentum to a highly interesting collection of papers from a number of perspectives concerning social networks, blogging and online communities. Aquinas was one of the first thinkers to adapt Aristotle's idea of civitas to examine the city as a place where humans can come together to do good things, beneficial to all and to the cultivation of virtue. What does the virtual civitas hold for us?
Marketeers, anthropologists, sociologists and and those paying attention to the future-in-the-present that is the social world wide web will find this a useful work.
"The book is, however, more than a one-way
information pipeline. You are invited to join and
participate in the online community that is
connected to the book," to quote one of the editors, Sorin Adam
This 'ubibook' is intended to reflect its subject-matter and invites collaboration, it wants to expand and multiplicate as well as multiply. It is truly an interesting question: Book where goest thou as information bursts out from every direction? I give three stars for now until I have more fully digested the work.
The End of the Circus
on July 24, 2011
Quality prose. Young romance, night atmospheres beautifully and realistically evoked.
on Sep. 13, 2011
Didn't love it but 'twasn't a bore: one can see that the writer is very affable and that he has a flowing style that probably works well in his fantasy stuff. I'm not really a fantasy reader but for affability and readability, through this pleasant story, I hope the very best for the author.
Beyond the Veil
on Sep. 13, 2011
Well-written and intriguing but just a fraction drawn out. It could do with a little less action and perhaps more emotional exploration of the central characters. It does however echo some interesting metaphysical ideas of a medieval Christian nature that are well worth examining and exploring.
on Sep. 15, 2011
Somewhat idealistic ultimately. The realism of the story, set in England, with the mention of prices in pounds, Waitrose pies, expensive suits and so on, is enjoyable, as are some of the internal debates the central character has with himself. A three and a half.
We Don’t Plummet Out of the Sky Anymore
on April 04, 2012
Well written but more plot would have been good. The writing can only be faulted because it is a little dialogue heavy. Thicker plotting would have burnished the good writing. A three point eight.