Mar 25, 2013

Guest Post: Natasha Jones - The Luminous Memories of Alexander Vile

• Pub Date: March 25, 2013
• Publisher: N Jones
• Format: Ebook, 27000 words
• Age Range: Adult

In 1891, in the suburbs of Victorian London, a tragedy took place. Here is a tragic tale compiled by the Maid, who worked her whole life for Alexander Vile, and his late family. She remembers as she wanders up the cobbled streets that echo her every footstep and underneath the over-bearing trees which give her sunless days. She paces through the open market squares where strangers are living their life as if no event took place, all gathering to find out about the new innovations, all dressed in blacks and greys. While the world is whizzing by, she reminisces over a chain of events so romantic and so woeful that you’ll wish you could re-write the ending...

by Natasha Jones

Ambiguity is something I love in art. I like to be told and shown something, but with questions still left unanswered. It’s like the old English Proverb - always leave the audience wanting more. I won’t name any names but time and time again, I am denied that suspense factor. I am denied the feeling of mystery, interpreting, of using my mind to conjure up an ending which I think seems fit.

This ‘feeling’ has aided my love for Crime Fiction. This isn’t limited to crime fiction though, many other genres use the feeling of suspense, but Thrillers obviously use it more. The ‘who done it’ stories are the most compelling - they are what I hear most in hearsay.

I wanted to create something which isn’t plain to see, isn’t so obvious you’ve guessed it from the beginning. I wanted a reader to think - because people have become lazy (myself included), and like to be shown everything.

I’ve tried to involve the reader through: rhetorical philosophical questions, metaphor-heavy language and an ending which (hopefully) doesn’t offer a concrete ending. In ‘the Luminous Memories of Alexander Vile’, I have tried to keep the mystery alive, I’m not sure whether I’ve been successful, but there are two alternative endings, of which I have only just picked my favourite one (not necessarily the right ending).

My debut Novel ‘The Luminous Memories of Alexander Vile’ is out March 25th. It’s a Gothic, Historical, Romance novel. I would say a mixture of Jane Austen and Dracula. I’m donating £1 of each sale (split equally) will be donated to Great Ormond Street Hospital and Greenpeace! The book is culmination of my first 3 years of adulthood locked behind some fictitious characters who elicit both the sour and the sweet thoughts that fluctuate through one’s mind.

My name is Tash. I like to write. I'm a 21-year-old British Masters Student, studying in Portsmouth (not far from London!) about to release my debut novel! My debut novel 'The Luminous Memories of Alexander Vile' is out March 25th 2013! I'm donating £1 of each sale (split equally) between Great Ormond Street Hospital and Greenpeace!

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