Thursday, March 19, 2020

What is David Hofmeyr reading?

Featured at Writers Read: David Hofmeyr, author of The Between.

His entry begins:
King is the master of storytelling. Accept no substitutes. I have long been a fan of his work. One of his most provocative early short stories, "The Long Walk" was inspiration for my first novel, Stone Rider. His writing is clever. Edgy. Familiar. And utterly compelling. The Institute is no exception. All his skills are on display here. King weaves friendship, resilience and terror into every sentence. Thrilling, chilling and fascinating in equal measure, The Institute tells the story of an unusual kidnapping. Twelve-year-old super smart Luke Ellis, who can move things with his mind, is abducted and taken to a facility deep in the woods of Maine. Here, alongside other kids with Telekinesis and Telepathic gifts, Luke is subjected to a host of weird experiments. This is...[read on]
About The Between, from the publisher:
In this rip-roaring, world-bending adventure across the grand multiverse, one girl will stop at nothing to bring her best friend home.

Seventeen-year-old Ana Moon is having a rough week. It starts with a fight after school, then suspension, followed by mandatory psych visits. Still, Ana hopes therapy will help her with another problem–the disturbing feeling that someone, or something, is following her.

Then, during a shocking train crash, life goes from bad to bizarre. In the space of mere seconds, Ana’s best friend is gone—taken right in front of her eyes by an incredible, terrifying beast.

Seeking answers, Ana joins forces with the mysterious Malik and his covert clan to find her friend and return home. But there’s a larger war under way, and unimaginable evil lurks in the shadows. If they hope to make it home, Ana and her friends must gather the strength to fight—or face the collapse of the universe as they know it.
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My Book, the Movie: Stone Rider.

The Page 69 Test: Stone Rider.

My Book, The Movie: The Between.

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--Marshal Zeringue