Saturday, June 09, 2007

My Other Life

As some of you know, and probably most of you don't know, I've written a book. And it's coming out soon. It's about Harry Potter.

Now many of you might think this has nothing to do with Chesterton, but it does. A lot.

Besides the fact that Chesterton reading helped me figure out the whole Harry Potter story, I also managed to sneak in a whole bunch of Chesterton into the book. Namely, comparing the battle for good over evil in the Harry Potter series to the battle of Lepanto.

Wow, you probably think that's quite a stretch, and you're scratching your head wondering how I came up with such an idea, right?

Well, I was writing my book months ago, looking for some theme or idea I could connect to every chapter; a running bit, if you will. For whatever reason, I looked down, and I happened to have my Lepanto t-shirt on that day. The back of the shirt has the lines, "Dim drums throbbing on the hills half heard..." and suddenly, it all dawned on me.

There were times I thought I couldn't make it work, times my editor thought I was nuts to try it (before he read it and saw what I did with it), but ultimately, I think it's cool, if I do say so myself. At the very least, I hope to introduce Chesterton to a whole lot of new readers.

So, if you're interested, you can find out more about this book here.

1 comment:

  1. I am glad to see that GK can shed some light on the Potter darkness. Being a fan of both authors, it is good to see a link.


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