As a busy composer, it is often difficult to find the time to work on my books, blog here or even play my guitar for pleasure. Sometimes one needs a kick start to get moving again or force the issue and make the time. My first legit review of The Zxap Jacket has just given me a firm shove in a good direction. Troy Rodgers from SIFIfx.com has posted the first review of the book and I was humbled and stunned by his comments.
Read from May 29 to June 17, 2013
Do you like Philip K. Dick or William Gibson? Ken Mazur does, and it’s these authors of our dystopian future that inspired this book. I tend to grade new authors on a curve, but in this case it’s not really necessary. Mazur’s debut novel doesn’t break any new ground in this genre, but it does reintroduce an element of fun that’s often not found in the dystopian works. What he’s done is essentially transplant the classic gumshoe detective (think Sam Spade) into this future and put him up against a Lex Luthor styled villain. What separates this from the herd is his writing style, which as I said before, is just fun. He clearly enjoyed writing it, and that translates to the read. The result is a fast-paced tale that’ll be finished before you know it. Want more? Mazur says he’s already working on a sequel, which I’m looking forward to.
Thank you Troy for this endorsement and for driving me back to chapter 7 of Psiclone, which has languished for some time now. I am excited to get back to writing and hope I can find a wider audience that will also enjoy and look forward to my work.
For those of you who follow my composing career, I am now also scoring a PBS show called Rhythm Abroad, which will debut in January of 2014. I am still hard at work with Travelscope and recently completed a really fine episode about Bhutan.