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Book

Berliner weighs in at just over 50,000 words.

Description

Central to the book is the idea that the characters are actors, acting in plays performed on stage. Plays are what the fiction centers on. It explains the characters and their involvement in the prose chapters that split the narrative into timelines, Berlin before the fall of the Wall (1980s), and Berlin post-German reunification (1990s). In the former timeline the character Henry, only half in jest, changes his name to Mustapha Mond.

Thirteen years later, in the future timeline, Henry’s friend Anthony resumes. He lives with his girlfriend in an apartment near the university where he teaches English translation lessons to his German students.

”You all remember, I suppose, that beautiful and inspired saying of Our Ford’s: History is bunk.” Mustapha Mond (speaker), Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley, published in 1932.

Greek Myths

(Anthony’s hobby.) A theme is Greek mythology.

Many people believe that Greek myths are a product of prehistory. Indeed, modern translation of Linear B, a syllabic script employed by Mycenean scribes who wrote on clay tablets, reveals a close kinship to mythology encapsulated in Mycenean official titles, place names and personal names.

Neokiton (new tunic) = Shirt of Nessus,
10 men with Iaso (Jason),

Phuthia (Phthia)

A translation of a set of tablets discovered in Pylos at the “Palace of Nestor” is included as a supplement in the book.

Genre

Science Fiction.

Print-on-demand Paperback

amazon.com   amazon.co.uk   or the nearest outlet to you.

E-Book

Epub 3 standard, reflowable, internal cross-linking (footnotes), E Ink compatible, scalable images, hyphenated manually.

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9 Comments

  1. Philip Marlowe
    Posted September 18, 2009 at 10:25 pm | Permalink

    Someone please point me to an online bookstore that sells mystery ebooks.

  2. Spenser
    Posted January 28, 2010 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    Murder One Bookshop in Charing Cross Road, London closed its doors for the final time at the end of Janaury 2009.

    They sell books online, no ebooks, last time I looked.

  3. Sondage
    Posted May 6, 2014 at 3:08 pm | Permalink

    My partner and I absolutely love your counter-clock clock.

    Do you still accept work like that?

    I wouldn’t mind a counter-clock clock hanging in my office.

    Again, awesome!

  4. Posted May 9, 2014 at 4:24 am | Permalink

    Hi Sondage,
    Thank you for your kind readerly critique.

    Again, awesome!

    Cool, we aim to please. :)

    Do you still accept work like that?

    I wouldn’t mind accepting work that pays.

    I can offer to link to it.

    Counter-clock Clock.

    Last edited October 14, 2014 at 2:18 pm
  5. minecraft
    Posted September 22, 2018 at 10:06 pm | Permalink

    WOW just what I was searching for. Came here by searching for witchcraft.

  6. Heather
    Posted May 3, 2019 at 4:46 am | Permalink

    description of connective tissue 2019

  7. Tom
    Posted May 3, 2019 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    Connective tissue. (?) Characters act, connecting the tissue.

    Amazon’s print-on-demand book contains two additional chapters in dialogic form that I have not yet added to the ebook.

  8. Brandy
    Posted October 26, 2019 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    The Marlowe is a 1200 seat theatre which underwent major redevelopment in 2008. Shows includes plays, major West End musicals, ballet, dance, opera, stand-up, orchestral concerts, music gigs and pantomine, which are from both one-off, and regular visiting companies.

  9. Tom
    Posted April 5, 2020 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

    Good to know, Brandy.

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