Well, if what I’m reading on the internet is true (a dangerous statement if ever there was one), it’s very possible Mr. Shivers is going to prove quite divisive. So far, people either love it or are extremely confused by it, or more specifically the second half.
This, I think, is a good thing. I know I’m going to sound like an arrogant little shit, but I did want to try and make something pretty new, and if I succeeded then, like any new thing, it’s going to be met with some confusion. The words “This is not what I expected” can only be taken in good humor since I’d tried very hard to do something no one expected at all. There’s a healthy demographic who are taking this well and are excited with the book, which is good, since they’ll be the ones who give it legs, and hopefully give me the possibility of writing again in the future at the same time.
It’s also pretty encouraging that it’s garnered about a dozen reviews on Amazon, whatever the rating, and the book still isn’t out for more than a month. This seems pretty rare. I guess it’s something people want to talk about.
…Jesus I have to stop looking at this shit. It’s really going to get unhealthy.
But, just so everyone’s clear – my story is not Silence of the Lambs or Saw, but with hobos. It is a story taking place in a mythical America, much in the same way that the Great Depression, the Dustbowl, and freighthoppers are all part of our mental mythology of America, and it has some fantastic elements to it.
Just so you know…
EDIT: You will also notice that I’ve added an Amazon widget for my book. I did this because I am a whore.