September 26, 2011
Green Messiah is my current novel – a work in progress. It is a novel about penetration: the penetration of the material world by the human soul, the penetration of our bodies by one another, and the penetration of cult deprogrammer Graham Dean into the New Creationist movement. Given these topics, Green Messiah is not a book for children or those of a frail disposition.
In Green Messiah I use (with his permission) the identity and philosophy of eco-philosopher William Tarkovsky. I depict bipolar disorder, species death wish and personal redemption – and suggest that no current religion or cult (apart, perhaps, from the New Creationist eco-philosophy) will cope with the threat of apocalyptic climate change. So, for these reasons, Green Messiah is potentially provocative… but why ‘ambitious’?
Green Messiah is ambitious in both scope and construction. Part of it is retrospective, part takes place in the here and now. Some of the book is written as prose, some as poetry, some as film or television script. I risk inward-looking viewpoints and at other times adopt a journalistic perspective. I take divergent systems of belief and put them on a collision course. And, by the end, I introduce you to not just one green messiah but two.
Please take a look at the download available on my website www.lukeandreski.com (fifty A4 pages approximately). I anticipate Green Messiah taking the form of six instalments, each fifty to sixty pages in length. All those who purchase an instalment will be emailed when new instalments are available. Feedback is welcome and may well impact upon future instalments of the novel or retrospective updates when the collectors’ edition is released.
As with all my works, a re-seller facility is available on the website.
Other routes to this work are: www.darkgreenbooks.com and www.greenmessiah.com.
September 16, 2011
This is who I am – the books that I have written:
Now We Are Green – A fictionalised account of the life of William Tarkovsky and the rise of New Creationism.
To The Bridge – A novel about love, loss and the search for redemption.
Hunch – A story unveiling the ruthlessness of reality television.
Swog – In a future-medieval empire whose economy depends entirely on fish can Swog benefit from having an enormously long tongue? A tale which explores loyalty, medievalism and the nature of appetite.
Green Messiah – A novel that delivers not just one new messiah but two… whilst exploring cult brainwashing, bipolar disorder and the philosophy of the eco-apocalypse. Possibly controversial… definitely provocative.
The Book of New Creation – The eco-philosophy of William Tarkovsky. Can humanity survive without it?
A Green Philosophy – William Tarkovsky’s internet postings, compiled in a single volume.
Portnoy’s Defence – A defence of onanism from the wonderful German professor Leo P. Strong. I exert myself with this pithy translation.
Speaking in a monotone – Poems exploring rhythm, repetition and rage.
Being Left Behind – Poetry about love, loneliness and the redemptive power of beauty.
And, lastly, a handful of short stories.
These works can be accessed via:
Take a look.
I’d love to know what you think.
September 2, 2011
My short story Armada is now available (for a week or so) on Bridgett Walther’s website, www.bridgettwalther.com. It can also be found on http://www.lukeandreski.com/stories.aspx.
I wrote this story to explore the feelings of transcendence and metamorphosis sometimes available to the lonely. I sympathise with the need of those who are strange or unusual or different to find acceptance and recognition – but I also know that isolation and loneliness can offer an intensity of perception unavailable when you are immersed in the crowd.
The stillness of being alone, wherever you are, can amplify your thoughts and offer you insights you would never otherwise achieve.
I hope you like the story. Feedback is welcome.