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VirulentBlurb is a twitter fiction experiment that soon grew to spawn its own website and then attract the attentions of several media companies. Gathered here are the original tweets, back stories and (for the first time) the first three ‘demo’ scripts. Taken as a whole they tell the ongoing story of this world. Various extras have been scattered around the book. The original twitter feed can be found at @virulentblurb. Keep up to date on the unfolding of the world at www.VirulentBlurb.com.
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May 26, 2014VirulentBlurb:Fractures is, in a word, brilliant. Kneel Downe has created a gritty, glittering and dark universe that absorbs the reader entirely. In this first book, following a great war, the world is wrapped in permanent night, and is populated with extremely long-lived people whose DNA has been spliced with that of animals – humans with fur, fangs, feathers. The writing style is poetic and visual, and the author excels in every form used here, including script. The bulk of the scripts follow Kurt Lobo, a tough wolf-spliced detective, and one of the most memorable characters I’ve come across in literature. In fact, there are many memorable characters here: Lyca, Violet Suicide, Dark Deliverance, amongst others. And the beauty of it? They feel like real people - not an easy feat for some writers when an entire new world has been created. Certainly doesn't seem to be a problem for Kneel Downe. I don’t know how he’s done it, but Downe has dreamt up one of the few sci fi / fantasy... More > worlds I would actually want to visit – as terrifying as it is – and has written it so well that when you’ve read the books, it almost feels as if you have been there. Highly recommended.< Less
Feb 9, 2014Scanning Humanoid Memory... Viral infection detected Malware removal in progress….. LiteraturePreconceptions.exe -----removed ReFormatting Installing Firewall OpenMind.exe Rebooting System clear Engage…..VirulentBlurb:Fractures Graphic novels use sparse words and pictures to deliver their story. Films do the same but with many more words and pictures. All writers use words to construct visual images but none can do it so cleanly and sparsely as Kneel Downe. VirulentBlurb:Fractures was born on Twitter, 140 characters (or less) at a time. A post apocalyptic fable with mind numbing characters formed from genetic splicing. You will enter The Veil. ReGen will keep you alive. The Forgetting rooms may lead you astray. You will meet Violet Suicide, Kurt Lobo, Scarecrow and many more. Finally you will understand. A word of warning, you will suffer adrenaline overload, your pulse will race, your breathing will become erratic ….Please remember to breathe. Kneel uses intelligent contructs and... More > phrasing to produce word pictures at an astonishing rate. The form is far from the expected norm, spitting words at the reader, challenging the reader to keep up with the flow. Words fused together as mindpaint to create fantastical images with such ferocity and speed that receptor neurons fizz and burn, while synapses snap trying to resolve text and images into sanity. One second they are sweet drips of honeyed nectar, the next .. chromium shards driving deep into your cortex. Image piles upon image driving the story not only forward but off in many directions creating the VirulentBlurb world. Once the rapidly changing images are driven into your mind they begin to meld into the cohesive whole that Kneel has designed so carefully and creatively. How? Why? I do not know but the effect is scary. This is extreme literature but none the less divine, created by a mere human but it speaks in terms of an intellect far beyond the human level. But… It works. To ignore the fiction of Kneel Downe would be the worst decision you ever made. This is not just Fiction, this is Art.< Less
May 20, 2013Someone once said I don't really miss god, but I sure miss Santa Claus. My whole life I've searched for something to believe in. This is it. If its coming from Akashic Fields I don't know. It seems to be channeled and written in cosmic tears. My kind of book. Done simply with no gimmicks, I love it. Pure chills down my titanium spine, that ain't easy. A long folding world that seems to loop in on itself. Seemingly as worn as my vinyl records. He's holding back the howling voices. Do we know what's going on? Do you know yourself, you will by the time this book is done with you. It occupies your mind looking for home long after you're done. Few Authors are willing to take risks even fewer are willing to dare try something so bold it could go missed altogether. Quietly I salute this one. You've done well.
May 11, 2013One of the most creative writers out there....loved this book..anyone would....Smart reading....I have read this book a number of times since I ordered it...I will never part from this book! I am looking forward to many more books from this writer! Not enough smart or clever writers out there...this one IS A real golden egg!
Mar 30, 2013I love the imagery that Kneel Downe paints with his words. You don't just read this book, you feel it and it gets under your skin and into your bones! Buy this book, clear your diary and be absorbed by this fantastic world.
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- Kneel Downe (Standard Copyright License)
- First Edition
- Kneel Downe
- September 30, 2012
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 1.07 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 6 wide x 9 tall
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