...between heaven and hell
(and between you and me)
Monday, 24 January 2011
#neilcolquhoun #frank #boilingpoint
I promised I'd do this a while back, and it's been sitting in my Inbox a while, so on the back of my previous book-promoting post it's only right to address te balance and get this out there too!
The novella "FRANK - Volume 1: Boiling Point", by Neil Colquhoun, is something of an immersive experience. In a series of short podcasts the author introduces us to various characters. The first five minute episode part introduces hitman Walter, with Frank himself introduced in the second explosive episode. So far so good, but the podcast is just one of a couple of facets that blurs the line between the author and his public. I've been following Neil for a while on Twitter, and since he's been writing the Frank stories there have been competitions for listeners to get involved, to make cameo appearances within the stories.
I love this way of engaging the audience, plus the associated Infected Legion, those that have responded or otherwise helped promote the worlds of Neil Colquhoun (and, in a sense, spreading the disease) who get a little badge on his site.
Neil sums up the Frank story as follows:
Frank, a mysterious bounty hunter gets more than he bargained for in his latest assignment. Becoming mixed up in the beginnings of a gang war, he has to contend with a team of hit-men, who are not like your usual guns-for-hire!
It’s a story about a a bounty hunter, a dead-but-alive hitman partnered with an alive-but-should-be-dead criminal, an escort girl, a man who has a taste for something bad… and the Devil!