Thursday, 26 December 2013

Among the best

Over the last year or two I have been honoured to have some of my stories compared to the great writers.
Chronicles of Mark Johnson was compared by one man to the work of H.P. Lovecraft -- I have to admit at the time I had never heard of him -- and frequently my ghost stories get compared to the works of Lefanu, Poe and M R James; for a struggling writer this is a great honour as I admire the writers a lot.

H P Lovecraft

                                                                                                                               J. Sheridan Lefanu

 I also had stories likened to Wilkie Collins and after trying to read "The Moonstone," I came to the same conclusion as others, it is far too long winded to keep interest in the story.


  1. I read the Moonstone when I was in high school and loved it. If you read one of the revues on Earthbound (Volume 1) you'll be startled as to what authors I was compared to as far as science fiction story go. It is a heady feeling. I did Tweet for you!

    1. Thank you Mari, for the tweet :) I am getting around the networks a bit more.
      I know what you mean about being compared to people, I had one of my early Pat Canella stories likened to the writer of "Fight Club," I had to Google his name to find out who he is. I had other work likened to a left wing Trotskyist blogger from Quebec -- where they get their readings from is anyone's guess :)