Tuesday, November 08, 2011

What is Phillip DePoy reading?

Today's featured contributor at Writers Read: Phillip DePoy, author of A Corpse’s Nightmare.

The entry begins:
I’ve just finished re-reading, for the seventh or eighth time, Creative Mythology, the fourth volume of Joseph Campbell’s Masks of God. This time I was mostly interested in the early roots of the Tristan and Iseult stories, and how that love triangle (King Mark, the sort of mystical healer Iseult, and the knight Tristan) compared with the later versions of the King Arthur, Lancelot, Guinevere triangle. As it turns out, the Tristan saga is almost entirely pre-Christian, deeply disturbed, and a much more confusing (there are two Tristans, and one is a dwarf; there are three Iseults, and they all mean business.) This turned out to be research for...[read on]
About A Corpse’s Nightmare, from the publisher:
Fever Devilin is killed by an intruder. He doesn’t stay dead - thanks to an emergency medical team - but he does slip into a months-long coma. When he comes out of it, there are two things he now knows: that he’s been dreaming about the legendary Paris 20's café scene and that his would-be killer was after a blue tin box, containing a photo of what Fever believes to be an angel. As Fever struggles to recover, out there is a would-be killer who must be found while there's still time.
Learn more about the book and author at Phillip DePoy's website.

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