The House of Lazarus by James LovegroveMy second book for Barrington Stoke rewrites the short story which first appeared in the Destination: Unknown anthology (see the ‘short stories’ page for details). During the rewriting process I not only was able not only to clarify the original tale’s concept and themes but also to add in a great deal of background detail which improved the over-all ambience. The discipline of distilling the prose, in order to make it suitable for its target audience, made me think much harder about what I was trying to achieve. The result is a very different and, for my money, superior version.

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• Filed under Books • 08/08/2003 •