|Another CHASING THE DRAGON Review, Plus an Interview
||[Apr. 11th, 2011|09:24 am]
International Bon Vivant and Raconteur
There's a new review of Chasing the Dragon at Count Gore De Vol's* Creature Feature website. Here's a snippet, but be warned, if you click through to the site music starts playing automatically, though you can turn it off with controls at the top of the page:
"Fans of intense horror will love this fast-paced demon of a novella by Bram Stoker Award-nominated author Nicholas Kaufmann that combines ancient legend and modern horror fiction. With a narrative that streaks past the reader like a ground-to-air missile...[Chasing the Dragon] is high octane horror that leaves the reader breathless."
As an added bonus, there's also an interview with me on the Count's website, conducted by J. L. Comeau (again, music starts automatically if you click through to the page, but it can be turned off):
"I don't believe in fate. The idea of an indifferent outside force controlling my life terrifies me. And that, I think, is more the driving theme of my fiction. It's represented in CHASING THE DRAGON by the "meat puppets" the Dragon controls, and to some extent by Georgia realizing that she can't escape her destiny no matter how hard she tries or how self-destructive she becomes. I much prefer the idea of self-determination, of being free to find your own way and become what you want to be, so the loss of that, the loss of control over your own life or even your own body, is the root of all horror for me. I think it pops up in some form or another in most everything I write."
Don't have a copy yet? Rectify that immediately!
* Count Gore De Vol is a television horror host in the Washington, DC area.