The Rabbit Hole

This morning, I wrote and edited another chapter to The Valiants. It was the quickest I’d written a chapter, so, as a reward, I did a little light reading on Wikipedia. I was reading up on The Walking Dead (probably my all-time favorite TV show) as well as the cast. I started reading about Steven Yeun, who played the character Glenn Rhee on the show, and the films he’s starred in, mostly from South Korea. Out of curiosity, I clicked to read about one of them, Burning. To my surprise, I found out that it was based on The Elephant Vanishes by Haruki Murakami. I was introduced to Murakami several years ago by a South Korean ex-girlfriend by way of a film based on his novel Norwegian Wood, set in 1960s Japan. I loved Murakami’s method of really being in touch with his characters, and knew the actual novel had to be better. I checked the audiobook from the library, and boy, I was not disappointed. After Norwegian Wood, I checked out After Dark, this time set in modern day Tokyo, following one night in a set of different characters whose lives intertwine. Murakami is a modern-day Dickens, and I’m forever thankful to that ex who introduced me to his work. I had my stroke shortly after After Dark and forgot about Murakami. Thankfully, I rediscovered him, and all because of a little trip down the rabbit hole…

Published by Lafiro A Gomez, III

After having survived a major stroke, I became a full-time writer. I write using my iPhone and one thumb. I am the author of Parachute Island as well as other works. I studied chemistry, psychology, and art at Williams College. I write anything that piques my interest, though mostly, I write speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, and/or horror). I currently reside in San Antonio, Texas.

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