Interview with Novelist Chris Rose (Wood, Talc and Mr. J.)

Novel Writing Festival

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wood_talc.jpgInterview with Chris Rose:

Matthew Toffolo: What is the general theme and tone of your novels?

Chris Rose: Good question. Well, I don’t write about vampires, demons, things paranormal, or necessarily anything out-of-the-ordinary. In other words, I love to bring the everyday ordinary to life, that people can relate to, hear, smell, taste. I pride myself on that, actually – I love it when people tell me: Your characters jump of the page. I know it’s a bit of a cliché, but that’s what I aim to do…

Another cliché would be to suggest that true comedy veils real tragedy, and that, I’d say, is very much the tone of my books: they’re very dark, just below the surface, but the darkness lies blow the comical aspect – sometimes people don’t get how dark they are, and only see the comic, but, well…

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