So. Yeah.

So, yeah. Sorry about the Debbie Downer post yesterday. Today *is* much better. Of course, that may be because I’m at home and high as a kite on painkillers, but small favors, right?

And yeah, the back is just going ape-shit pain wise today. Took some stuff and it’s wearing off now, but I didn’t want to try driving into work. As long as I sit still, all is well. Unfortunately I can’t get into the doc’s until next week, so hopefully this will subside in a few days.

Anyway, in true hero fashion, mr myn stopped off at Target yesterday and bought me this –>

Simply because he is awesome. He had no idea I actually had all the comics, so this was one of those unbidden things. I suspect I’ll be cracking it open in a little while to check it out. I’ve heard varying things about the voices used, but I’ll reserve judgement until then.

In the meantime, I’m wrapping up a few of those interviews still. I find myself stuck on the questions that ask me to compare BoD to something else. I get that it’s to help readers decide if they think they’ll like it (i.e. if you love Charlaine Harris, you”ll love this! etc.), but I’m not entirely sure what to say.

On one hand it seems a bit egotistical to compare myself to Big Name Author. On the other hand, it also seems egotistical *not* to. (“No one has ever written anything like this. Ever!”) I have had some readers compare it to Emma Bull’s War of the Oaks. I haven’t read that though, so I can’t really say one way or the other. I’ve also had someone say it reads a bit like Kresley Cole…if she wrote Urban Fantasy. (and that’s nothing to sneeze at, at all.)

I guess it’s just hard for me to say. There’s a bit of Buffy snark going on, and some parody (I mock myself quite a bit…and I break the 4th wall at least once), but there’s also some really dark moments and even a bit of literary wordcraft here and there. And there’s smut. Not full on erotica smut, but I don’t fade to black either. So, who writes like that?

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9 Responses to So. Yeah.

  1. Rhianna says:

    Even though I haven't read BoD yet one of the things that drew me to it was how different it sounded from everything I've read. I love the whole UF/PNR thing and find it hard to venture outside of it so at times it gets pretty damned stale. I won't name any authors in particular but there are a handful I mentally lump together because when I've read them they are so alike I forget which is which. Worse, they're ones that EVERYONE loves. It's not a bad thing but I'm a slow reader so I sometimes find myself wondering why I'm reading it if it's so cookie-cutter and formulaic I could just change the names and places and it'd be someone else's book.

    All that to say I think it's great and not at all egotistical for an author to say no one has written anything quite like it. I think the opposite when I see that actually. As a blogger/interviewer I prefer NOT to ask that question because it's not a very fair one to ask an author about their work. As a reviewer if I see similarities between one author's voice and anothers I may comment and that works because I'm outside looking (if that makes any sense).

    Glad you're feeling a bit shinier today. 🙂  Enjoy your Buffy and let us know what ya think of it eh? I couldn't decide if it was worth buying since I only bought half the comics (budget constraints are a bitch).

  2. Seleste says:

    Hell, I've read it and I'm not sure who to compare it to. 

    Honestly, I'd almost hedge towards a sexier Buffy, but that doesn't necessarily help readers. "If you like _________ and _______ (thinking of two of my favorite big name authors LOL), but sometimes wish they didn't take themselves so seriously, then you'll love BPoD." But that's kind of a slam on them, so I wouldn't want to go there. 

  3. mynfel says:

    Bwahahahahhahahah! No, I probably can't say that. LOL,

  4. mynfel says:

    The Buffy thing is weird. It's really only part of Season 8 since the comics are still being written. They should have just thrown "Volume 1" on the cover and it would have made more sense. 

    And yes, I understand the formula thing. There are a few books I've read in a series and it just seems like they're all the same story…just different characters. *shrugs* People like what they like, I guess.

  5. Simon says:

    Say you're a cross between Tolstoy, Bukowski, and LKH. People dig Tolstoy. 🙂

  6. Sara says:

    LOL you definitely don't fade to black! And hmm… I don't know who to compare the story to either! You just have a kick-ass book. That's all you need to say. 🙂

    Sorry your back is hurting so much! Want to reschedule lunch? 

  7. mynfel says:

    Nah. I should be be a little better tomorrow. I could use the distraction anyway. 🙂

  8. Renee says:

    Glad you're not as down today. Sorry to hear about the killer back pain, though. Always something to keep life interesting. Hooray for Mr. myn and his surprise gift to you! Hope you enjoy it!

  9. Steph says:

    I havent read it yet but it sounds kinda like Yasmine Galenorn to me.

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