|Isn't the cover fantastic on this? That's cause it's by the blog world's very own|
RUSTY WEBB (or RUSTY CARL) or whatever he calls himself these days. He
blogs at "The Blutonian Death Egg."
I'm friends with Patrick who blogs over at his website: P.T. DILLOWAY. He's a man of unflinching honesty. He never sugar coats anything, and I kind of like that "confrontational" style that he embraces when leaving comments on the web. And a lot of them are funny. Anyway, Patrick has written another book. As an author, he's quite prolific so this may be his fourth or fifth published novel. You can check out my five star review of it HERE on GOODREADS. If you want to be supportive, please mark it "to read." I end my review by saying:
"A Hero's Journey is appropriate for any age level. Children should have a lot of fun with it and be inspired by Emma in her fight against the forces of evil. I hope that when you finish it, you'll join me in my desire to return to Rampart City soon. There's definitely enough source material to keep the story of the Scarlet Knight going for many books to come."Now I'm going to turn my blog over to Patrick who is exploring a comparison with A Hero's Journey and my favorite television series, "Breaking Bad" which (I have to say) I'm solely responsible for getting him hooked on.
MR. WHITE Vs. MR. X by Patrick Dilloway
First of all, thanks to Michael for hosting me today!
As a longtime reader of Michael’s blog, I know one of his many favorite TV shows is “Breaking Bad” on AMC. Unlike most of his other favorite TV shows, I actually watched this one recently on Netflix. As I did, I noticed some similarities in the show’s main character, Walter White, and the villain of my novel A Hero’s Journey.
When the series begins, Walter White is a pretty normal guy. He teaches high school chemistry and works on the side at a car wash to make up a few extra bucks. He’s got a teenage son with cerebral palsy and another kid on the way. So what makes him decide to join forces with a junkie to cook crystal meth out of a Winnebago?
|Mr. White reminding all of us why chemistry teachers|
have the most fun.
|Aaron Paul who plays Jesse Pinkman has the ability to look sexy in anything. That includes|
a chemical suit in a New Mexico desert with a shitty Winnebago in the distance.
In both cases it starts with a little rationalization and then it snowballs. Mr. White says, “I’ll just make a little crystal meth and then get out.” Mr. X says, “I’ll just kill these people for my family and then I’m done.” Except it’s not that simple. Because as Yoda said, “Once you start down the dark path, forever will it control your destiny.”
Or in other words, once you’ve done one bad thing, it becomes easier to justify doing another one. You might start out wanting to make some money or avenge your family, but soon you become drawn into lies and murders and so forth. Eventually you start to lose sight of what caused you to break bad in the first place. All that nobility becomes washed away in a sea of blood.
|This is kind of the point where Walt's "Breaking Bad" has consumed him, and he|
is now completely and utterly EVIL.
If you want to see Mr. X break bad, you can buy my book from Solstice Publishing here for only $2.99. The book is also available from other retailers like Amazon and Barnes & Noble. To find out more about A Hero’s Journey including character bios, deleted scenes, and a visitor’s guide to Rampart City visit my blog located HERE.
BARNES AND NOBLE
And thanks again to Michael for hosting me!
Patrick is giving away a free .pdf copy of his book to one lucky commenter that wants it. Please indicate in the comments whether you would like one or not by leaving your email address. That way he knows to send it if you are a winner.
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Have a great Monday