Hawling means, inter alios, stretching the book wide. For full meaning of Hawling, see my novel Nemonymous Night (2011)
“I’m closing in on the ultimate gestalt: the context in which all knowledge fits and is illuminated, a mandala, the music of the spheres, ‘Kosmos’.”
— Ted Chiang (‘Understand’)
“The pieces are there, simply waiting to be fitted together into what, from the start, they were meant to be: a set of instructions for the Ceremonies.”
— TED Klein
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THE HAWLING OF HYPER-IMAGINATIVE FICTION
A no spoiler policy is always followed, subject to the nature of real-time reviews.
Reviews representing the passion of the moment. My book reviews are written for three separate parties: myself, the readers and the book’s inferred creator. Most reviews elsewhere are actual PREviews for readers. Mine can also be genuine REviews that can be read (a) alongside me as the reader reads the book or (b) after the book is read by the reader.
Books are bought by me for my personal reading and real-time reviewing. No review copies accepted.
I don’t necessarily need authors to react to my real-time reviews of their books I bought. But it is nice simply to know they have read (are reading) them. I do this activity, anyway, for my own pleasure and as a usefulness aid to my own reading, but I also do it for past and future readers of the books, and, yes, for the authors themselves.
“I love that you can read his reviews beforehand without a real fear of spoilers, and then read them again after reading the story and derive something new from the story.” Quoted from HERE
When some other book reviews have receded into the past, these will still be remembered, their dreams caught. Books and reviews caught together.
I try to read and review fiction as purely what it is and how its presentation affects its meaning or effect. I try to ignore any politics, shenanigans, biography, costs etc. that might lie behind such fictions, as that is how posterity will read it, ignoring things other than the fiction and the book they hold in their hand.
These gestalt real-time reviews, in tune with the philosophy of the whole site, are based on a single reading of the text alone and on anything commonly known, without extra research or anything susceptible to the Intentional Fallacy in fiction and poetic literature. Speculation, however, is allowed about unknown factors underlying the work reviewed.
I have generally not submitted my own work to publishers since 1999.
Some say the books often give away spoilers about my reviews of them!
The more I do this gestalt dreamcatching of hyper-literature, the more it works! By not only substance but also flashpoints of time.
I thank all the authors involved for involuntarily sharing in my gestalt site’s healing or hawling literatum for our troubled times, a labyrinth ineluctably designed to be created step by step. Each of us a Dreamcatcher, whether dead or alive.