Good and Evil definitely had me interested from the very first chapter…This novel contains everything that a good suspense novel should have…Mr. Griffin has captured the essence of each character and made his readers be involved in their journey throughout the story..and a wonderful journey it is…Each chapter was gripping and as a reader, I wanted more….Every person in this story had a definite part to fulfill and Mr. Griffin accomplished that….The story was written beautifully and I felt all the emotions that each person entailed…I laughed, I cried, I was holding on, in parts, for dear life….I look forward to a sequel to Good and Evil, and am anxiously awaiting to see it on the Big Screen…A wonderful, wonderful, novel.
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OF GOOD AND EVIL (Fiction) 2010, Eloquent Books
Of Good and Evil: A Novel
Author: Gerald G. Griffin
Genre: Fiction – Thriller/Suspense
Published by: Eloquent Books (July 27, 2010)
Age Recommendation: 18+ For Mild Sexuality & Some Violence
Format: eBook & Trade Paperback
Number of pages: 342
conducted by Shane Porteous
“I made certain that the varying degrees of paranormal perceptivity of those characters whom possessed these abilities were understated rather than bombastic, with these exceptional abilities never being flaunted but used only when needed. Otherwise these characters seemed to be attempting to lead normal lives dealing with the conflicts of the real world..To others they always appeared to be normal human beings in normal settings dealing with the normal or unusual problems presented by the world that all human beings have to contend with, and to an extent they were exactly doing this. So much so that after a while the reader accepts their unusual abilities as a natural part of their lives and become gripped by other aspects of the story.
But who is to say that these written events don’t actually happen in real life? That the characters portrayed don’t actually represent real people among us? Maybe that’s why the story can sound so convincing. Need I say more? In all forms of life there are surprising anomalies!”
“I ensured that the romance felt genuine because it was based upon feelings taken from real life, feelings and devotion that would have naturally evolved in the given circumstances rather than being concocted to fit some writing formula. As to it not being corny, let me just say that it is beyond me to write anything corny. Love is not corny, and love is what you get in the book. That’s why the romance is genuine.”
“The short and simple answer is, “Yes.” But this is not to imply that I regarded the world problems as something too complicated for the average reader to understand. By no means. Rather, the world problems were inserted only when called for by the plot; inserted in a way that the characters themselves could understand, and thus the readers. This is what was important. Any expertise on the reader’s part beyond this was not necessary nor useful.”
“Not frustrating the reader on any front was certainly important, and that included the mystery element. I feel the reason the mystery was not frustrating was because it was such a naturally developed integral part of the story, some of it so subtle as not to be resolved until the end of the story, but then making sense in terms of what went before.”
“This is an impossible question to answer in words. The answer is more in a sensing and feeling that my creative process kept on top of, not the least of which was constant rewriting so as to eventually see and arrive at the true intellectual/emotional story I wanted to write, finally presenting it in such a way that was not overwhelming in understanding, only in impact.Your question is like asking a champion in the 100 yard dash: “How do you run so fast?!” There is no answer except to say, “I was born with the ability,” It’s somehow part of the DNA. A talent used to it’s fullest capability. This, in a nutshell, is the answer to your question.”
“Not really. The most important thing to me before I began writing the novel was to get some grasp of the story I wanted to write and the characters that would be needed, This required no research. Where the research came in, and there was plenty of it, was when I got into the actual writing,and the story begin taking on a life of its own, requiring research to meet its demands so as to be understood in a coherent fashion.”
“It was fresh and fairly handled because I tied the concept into current events from personal to geopolitical, but in a gripping and innovative questioning way that has rarely, if ever, been considered before, such as when is evil good and good evil, intermixed with an uplifting and remarkable spiritual possibility near the end of the novel.”
“Definitely. But my creative process, dedicated to the integrity of the book, prohibited any blatant expressions of my personal beliefs, though I believe a few subtly crept in at times through a couple of my characters. But when they did it was for a needed emphasis in the story, why my creative process allowed it through.”
“It happened naturally when it was seen to add to the compelling mystique of the story; put in with the grace of a surgeon.”
“Yes. For this occasion, my creative process allows this through:If my novel were a meal, it would be succulent. A rare taste to savor!Aside from this, I would like to emphasize to my prospective readers what you have already mentioned about Of Good And Evil in your questions. From you:My thriller aptly suspends belief, but at the same time convinces the reader that its written events could actually happen in real life.The ROMANCE between Amber and Ron is by far the most genuine romance that you have ever read.Of Good And Evil accomplishes MYSTERY in spades.The sheer scope of the novel is incredibly vast, but not overwhelming.The concept of good and evil is presented in a fresh perspective and contains intriguing symbolism.To what you have mentioned, let me just add: the novel is a dynamite of SUSPENSE — shooting out fire like a Gatling gun! As Starr Reina of Suspense Magazine concludes in her review of my book: “…the suspense will grab hold of you and keep you turning the pages. An absolute must read!”And too, I would especially like my prospective readers to know what another reviewer, Rick Friedman, Founder, The James Mason Community Book Club, said in his review of my novel, and I quote:“In creating the character of Ron Sheffield, Gerald Griffin has proven himself to be a writer of extraordinary skills. Of Good And Evil is a novel that is so finely written, so well plotted and paced, that the reader is immediately drawn into the book from the first page. That Mr. Griffin is able to use mere words to introduce the reader to Ron Sheffield is nothing short of breathtaking — it is not often that a writer can make so complex a character, a person with such internal torments and external gifts, resonate so perfectly with a plot and locations that keep the reader glued to the book from start to finish.“A JAMES MASON COMMUNITY BOOK CLUB MUST READ!”And Lastly, I would like to quote our host from his review of my book:“It truly boggles my mind the sheer caliber of talent this author (Gerald G. Griffin) possesses. It is extremely rare to find such a skilled writer. Of Good And Evil is not only the best paranormal thriller I have ever read period, it is also one of the best books that I have ever read. Of Good And Evil is such a marvelous tale that you don’t even have to be a fan of its specific genre to enjoy it, and to me that is the mark of a brilliant story.”
Author’s blog: https://www.authorgeraldgriffin.com/Author’s website: http://www.authorgeraldgriffin.comAuthor’s Facebook fan page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Gerald-G-Griffin-Fan-Page/192664730783029?ref=ts“
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