Today, I have a short Q&A from guest author Dan O'Brien, as well as a few notes on his novel The Journey. He'll be giving away a Kindle Fire at the end of his blog tour, so make sure to leave a comment for your chance to win.
Welcome to the last day of The Journey blog tour. It will run until August 9th and will feature excerpts and new author interviews each day. But first, here is the obligatory blurb about the novel to settle you into this strange world:
The Frozen Man. The Translucent Man. The Burning Man. The Wicker Man. The guide known only as the Crossroads, together these are the signposts and totems of the world that the being called the Lonely inhabits. Seeking out the meaning of his journey, the Lonely is a being consumed by philosophical inquiry and adventure. Filled with exotic places and age-old questions, the Journey is a book that seeks to merge the fantastical and real. Join the Lonely as he seeks out answers to his own existence and perhaps the meaning for us all.
A few questions for the author:
Why do religions that support love cause so many wars?
Because people start wars. The beliefs and ideologies that are inherent in a belief set become debatable and open to interpretation. This interpretation breeds a kind of elitism and warring that eventually turns bloody. I wish that people could see that they have more in common than they know.
Is it possible to know, without a doubt, what is good and what is evil?
My knee-jerk reaction is to say no. There is a difference between ethics and morality, and notions of good and evil are treated differently in different cultures and contexts. I think a single person will ascribe to set of tenets that are good or evil, but an absolute knowledge is beyond the scope of one being.
If you just won a million dollars, would you quit your job?
It depends on what kind of job I had at the time. Right now, I am working for myself, so the money would just enhance what I am already trying to do. Writing and editing are their own reward, and as such a million dollars would not suddenly make me wish to sip mimosas and sit on beach.
Bio: A psychologist, author, editor, philosopher, martial artist, and skeptic, he has published several novels and currently has many in print, including: The End of the World Playlist, Bitten, The Journey, The Ocean and the Hourglass, The Path of the Fallen, The Portent, and Cerulean Dreams. Follow him on Twitter (@AuthorDanOBrien) or visit his blog http://thedanobrienproject.blogspot.com. He recently started a consultation business. You can find more information about it here: http://www.amalgamconsulting.com/.
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