Someone emailed me today asking if I consciously intended “Running Black” to be difficult to read and understand, or if that was just my natural style.
I said it was my natural style.
Like that old Russian proverb says – “Sharp like bowling ball.”
My decision to plunge the reader headfirst into the world of Eshu International was deliberate. I am trusting the genre-reader to pick up the plot as the scenes unfold. In setting the pace on Fast Forward, did I make it too difficult to board the train of thought and sort out the details, and thus limit the book’s potential, broader audience?
Do you believe the immediate, frenetic narrative of “Running Black” will generate confusion for the average reader?
Do you prefer novels with a more linear build-up and structured back story?