Monthly Archives: September 2011

TPD pp 36-42: The Liberal Agenda

The mysterious Sandy, it seems, is Marshall’s daughter. Instantly, the setting is laid for a Freudian excuse for her problems – though we don’t know what they are yet. Marshall was never around when she was a child, and in fact, outright … Continue reading

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TPD chapters 1-3: Ashton’s Character

I want to pause a moment to try and describe the town of Ashton. Ashton is a very small town [p15] of only 12,000 people [p1] including about 800 college students; so small, the town newspaper is described as “grass-roots”, … Continue reading

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TPD pp 26-36: Sinister Dealings

Somewhere on Highway 27*, a businessman remembers he was sent a package from “the professor”, a woman. He tells his secretary to look for it later. The secretary does not make a note of it. Sinister, relevant dealings indeed. Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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TPD pp 23-26: Meet Hank

Meet Hank. Hank Busche is a pastor, just like Pastor Young. However, unlike Pastor Young, who lives in the vilest marshes on the outskirts of town, Hank lives in a low-rent one-bedroom house with beveled siding and a mossy roof. … Continue reading

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TPD pp 19-23: The plot thickens

Alright, pay attention now, kids, because this is where it gets a little confusing. Just remember: the bad guys are the ones twiddling their mustaches and snickering evilly at their own cunning. After a brief POV shift to Kate Hogan, … Continue reading

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TPD pp 16-19: Jailhouse Blues **SCARY CLOWN WARNING**

We begin chapter two with Marshall rushing off to the police station to rescue Bernice, who has been arrested during orgy night. The streets are quiet, primarily because the po-po have arrested half the townspeople for drunken debauchery. Specifically, they’re … Continue reading

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TPD pp 14-16: Extra! Extra! Small towns are small!

On page 14 we meet the first of our actual protagonists: Marshell Hogan, editor/owner of the Ashton Clarion. Much care is taken to point out that the paper was, as the text describes, a “low-budget operation”: it’s “grass-roots”, “small-town”, “little”, … Continue reading

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TPD pp 1-13: Who, What, When, and Where

We begin our story with two unnamed men who appear to have walked right out of Twilight and into our story – they are described as “perfectly proportioned” despite being seven feet tall. Our setting is revealed to be a … Continue reading

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This Present Darkness: A Deconstruction

Hello world! In the footsteps of Mark Reads and many other great bloggers, I’ve decided to do a deconstruction of some terrible, terrible literature. I promise to try to be entertaining! The book is This Present Darkness by Frank E Peretti. Note the … Continue reading

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The novel that used to be here

If you’re looking for Sanguine, the (basically abandoned) novel that used to reside at this address, I’ve just moved it to its own blog: sanguinenovel.wordpress.com. I probably won’t be updating it anytime soon, to be honest.

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