Sorry I haven’t been posting new work. I’m experiencing what might be called writer’s stall; the ideas are in my head but the problems in getting them from the head onto the word page. And when I find myself in this place I go is to books and get some help and inspiration. While the Read Only Mind site has been a new place to go to read more stories and get more inspiration, my Kindle has a couple of books on it that I want to share. They are:
Between the two I’m reading Brainwashing right now and I’ve finished the Introduction. The list of works that deal with mind control before WWII is amazing and while some titles are obvious for a book on fictional mind control (1984 and Brave New World) there are a host of titles I had never heard of from the 1920s, 30s and 40s that sound amazing and I’ve already found one that I’ll have to get in book form (the printed version dates back to the 1980s). Most shocking to see was Ayn Rand’s Anthem; to think that even she worked mind control into a novel was a “Hold Up!! Wait a Minute!!” moment (didn’t stop me from ordering a sample of the novel to see if I wanna get the whole work). But definitely enjoying the Brainwashing book so far. Hopefully Hidden Depths will be just as much fun and engaging as well.
So since I’ve given two books for you to look at if you get the chance, feel free to add some of your own to this thread and keep it going.