Tuesday, January 8, 2019

What's going on with my writing?

So, I'm sure that people are wondering what the heck has been going on with my writing lately.

Lord knows, some of my reviews have questioned it.

Why are my books suddenly getting such a strong political thread?

The Saint Tommy series has been a horror story since book one, ever since the demon claimed his first victim ... assuming that it wasn't during the fight in the precinct.

Can anyone think of something horrible and terrifying doesn't have a connection to a political movement? Hell, I can do a laundry list of human atrocities that are all connected to politics. At the end of the day, if anyone actually put together a list of all wars on the planet, you'll find that some variation on politics is like the top 5 to 10 reasons. (The Irrational Atheist, and I may be stretching the term "politics" to it's broadest, but nowhere near the breaking point).

Then again, we've entered into a strange political climate in which using MS-13 as a source of disposable thugs is considered a "political" choice. So I'm not sure if there's anything left that isn't political.

"Your hero uses guns? You must be a gun nut." .... Thomas Nolan is a cop.

And what did John Wick use? Hair dryers? Is Keanu Reeves an NRA spokesman now?

How about Liam Neeson in the Taken series?

How about every 80s action hero who casually used machine guns in everything?

Strangely enough, some of the reviews are treating this like my most political novel.


All I can think is "Wow. never read the Pius books."

Though on the other hand, politics really is getting to be a real horror show.

Riots seem to be a viable form of "free speech."

Trash a city, you're "protesting."

Murder over a dozen people? It's racist to discuss it.

Apparently, it's even political and ranting to even MENTION some topics.

Sigh. Pardon me while I bang my head against a wall.

So, yes, while my writing has become slightly more political .... that's because it's been horror, and the most horrid thing I've seen lately is political news. Why? Because I'm a philosopher and a historian by training. And the crap in the news sets my Aquinas senses tingling as well as my Herodotus senses. Imagine That Hideous Strength only applied to real life. If you don't know that novel, you should.

But don't worry, after Death Cult, the politics dies down by a ton. Mainly because everyone is too busy getting shot at.

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