About AMON-RE a Novel by Wall Grimm

I just created a page in order to archive all the posts of the novel which Wall Grimm has begun writing.  Below is exactly what the page says, but I’m posting it here because I think it’s a good introduction, and I don’t expect most people to go to the archive page right away, or at all, necessarily.  A little later this morning I’ll be posting the first chapter of the novel Amon-Re by Wall Grimm.

The AMON-RE page says:

I wrote the novel Amon-Re when I was 22 years old.  I revised it again a few years later.  I returned to school, finished my B.A. and got my Master’s, then I wrote The Opera.  The character Amon-Re is, for some reason, my favorite character that I ever created.  I knew the novel needed a lot of work, and it has been on the sidelines awaiting significant revision.  I felt, however, that the story was worth it and I wanted Amon-Re to exist.  All my other past novels have been burned in campfires because they weren’t worth the time involved in revisions.  Amon-Re currently only exists in one printed version of the novel.  Part of it I began to transcribe onto a flashdrive last year, but I never got around to completing that process.

At this time, as I have created “The Journal of Wall Grimm” blog, and I want to do more here than just journal entries, I decided that, since Wall Grimm has expressed in the past that he wants to be a writer, I would attribute the novel to him.  It makes sense because I think it is the perfect novel for him to write, especially since I wrote it when I was in my “Grimm” days.  I’m posting the novel as if Grimm is writing it.  We can assume that the novel is raw, prior to edits, because Wall Grimm will be writing it in real time, as we pretend it doesn’t yet exist in its entirety.  That gives me the freedom to post my novel despite the fact that I’m aware it needs some work.

The novel takes place in a nonspecific time, in a nonspecific couple of cities.  There are no computers or cell phones.  I never wrote that in because I wanted a timeless feel, if not an altogether retro atmosphere.  Amon-Re is a drug addict, but he’s also a genius, and the book can be a little hard core at times.  He is a writer and a poet, so if you follow my Sage Doyle blog, you may notice I’ve posted of couple of the poems that I wrote for the novel on that blog.  The book is kind of long, since it needs editing, but then that just enables more posts.

Each post will be about a chapter length.  And…I hope you like it, but if not, that’s ok.  I’m just glad to finally give Amon-Re the opportunity to exist.

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11 thoughts on “About AMON-RE a Novel by Wall Grimm

  1. Reblogged this on SageDoyle.

  2. Desiree G

    Your real problem — you are too much of a creative genius.

    • Wow you made me speechless, seriously, thank you.

      • Desiree G

        Seriously, it is the truth.

        • Well I don’t know about that, but I was thinking about posting this novel here and I realized the mirror in a mirror kind of thing. The character Amon-Re also has a penname, Adam Ide. So: Adam Ide – Amon-Re – Wall Grimm- Sage Doyle – (Sage’s real name here). I thought it was funny anyway.

          • Desiree G

            There are times when I think I’m grasping all of Grimm’s nuances — and then I talk to you and realize I am nowhere close. You write with so much depth.

          • Thank you, you tongue tie me, or finger tie, since I’m typing. I don’t know how to respond to that intense compliment so…do you like Ancient Egyptian stuff? Apart from all the drugs in Amon-Re, since he’s named after the Egyptian god he’s always had an obsession with Egyptian magic, lore, theology, etc. So there’s a lot of info about that, and it’s heavy on the symbolism.

          • Desiree G

            I don’t remember much about Egyptian mythology as my fascination was more with the Greeks. My oldest son can get me up to speed as he absorbed Greek, Roman and Egyptian.

          • Well, you don’t really need to know anything, because the info the character thinks of is blatant, and the symbolism is only there for interest’s sake, not necessity. I use symbolism but not to isolate a reader. I think the hugest thing with this character is words, their meaning, their use, and he mentions a lot about the power of words in terms of the Egyptians. For example, something I say later, I haven’t posted it yet, but Amon-Re thinks about how the Egyptians would have the hieroglyphic images without limbs or wings, because they were afraid the animals depicted would come to life and leave the script, changing the meaning of the text. So it’s conceptually symbolic like that in many ways, but you don’t need prior knowledge. It can help in order to notice these things, but not necessary.

          • Desiree G

            Since it has to do with Egyptian mythology and nothing personal, I’m sure I’ll ask you questions if they arise. :)

          • lol ok

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