Okay, I am the writer of this here blog, and guess what, I’ve got another book out now. This isn’t one of those LEGO Mindstorms EV3 book, but this one is Speculative Fiction ones, like the movies that I review every Saturday.
In fact, I once intended this book, The Labyrinth House, to be a movie. Actually, I intended it to be a TV show, and about a decade ago, I wrote the screenplay for two-hour pilot. It was about a man who finds himself in a house that he cannot leave from. A while ago, I submitted this work to Zharmae publishing, and a few months later, Luthando Coeur has published it.
As a writer, I always have some story going on in my head, and I’m not certain where I came up with the idea of The Labyrinth House. I think it has to do with my enjoyment of old-school point-and-click games. As a kid, I had a hard time playing Zork, a text-based adventure game that I almost solved on my own. I then went on to play Sierra games like King’s Quest and Space Quest, and I enjoyed the visual aspect to them. I then played Myst after college, and I enjoyed the idea of exploring a surrealistic world that involved solving a lot of puzzles.
It is very clear that The Labyrinth House was inspired by games like these, because this is what the main character references in the book. Yes, in The Labyrinth House, the main character, Bradley, is stuck in a house where he can’t escape from, and must solve puzzles to escape.
What is funny is this happens to Bradley on his honeymoon. Yeah, that really would suck and you can imagine that he would be very motivated to leave. The Labyrinth House is supernatural, and some people have been in it for hundreds of years. Yes, if you are in this house, then no time will pass.
The conflict in The Labyrinth House is about Bradley solving puzzles, but he finds that some of the people don’t want to leave. There is also one guy who went crazy, but I won’t go into detail on this.
Of course, I am going to recommend that you buy The Labyrinth House, because I wrote it. I think I’ve given you enough of a preview so you can see if it is up your alley. I hope it is a hit, but I have no plans for a sequel. I know that I intended it to be a TV series, but honestly, I don’t know exactly what the second episode would be.
The funny thing about The Labyrinth House is that I didn’t realize what it is about until after I was done. I’d like to hear what you think about. It is on Kindle now, but should be available on print soon.