Question: Your books have a cinematic quality to them and your main character, Ken, had often dreamed of pursuing a career in writing screenplays. What are your top 5 favorite movies of all time and why? Would Ken’s be the same or different and why?
Answer: Awesome question! I love movies, and they’re most certainly a passion of mine. Here would be my top 5:
- Dawn of the Dead – Because it’s the ultimate zombie tale and a perfect example of metaphorical moviemaking.
- Doctor Strangelove – Because Peter Sellers was a genius, and so was Kubrick. Also, you’d be hard-pressed to find a movie that’s more sarcastic.
- Network – “I’m mad as hell and I’m not gonna take it anymore!” Need I say anything else?
- The Godfather – The definitive “guy movie.” Just perfect storytelling, and there’s a subtle sensitivity underneath the violence that’s beautiful to see.
- 2001: A Space Odyssey – Another Kubrick flick, another flash of brilliance. I’ve always loved the message of self-exploration, and the metaphor in the closing scenes, of one man’s life playing out against the creation of the universe, is heart wrenching to me.
Contest Info: Answer the question of the day in the form provided and you are entered in the Kindle3 Giveaway. Questions provide contestants the chance to choose one of two answers (questions center around a playlist of songs Rob put together for Silas). Contestants are awarded three points for the correct answer (one point for the wrong) with the chance to gather up to 45 entries by answering each question. Open US/Canada
Tour Dates:Monday, August 29th - April, My Shelf Confessions
Tuesday, August 30th - Johnny, Pages of Forbidden Love
Wednesday, August 31st - Greta, Paranormal Wastelands
Thursday, September 1st - Lisa, A Casual Reader's Blog
Friday, September 2nd - Karen, The Slowest Bookworm
Monday, September 5th - Melissa, Books and Things
Tuesday, September 6th - Heather and Pushy, Bewitched Bookworms
Wednesday, September 7th - Cindy, Oodles of Books
Thursday, September 8th - Theresa, Just One More Paragraph
Friday, September 9th - Gef, Wagging The Fox
Monday, September 12th - Mandy, The Well-Read Wife
Tuesday, September 13th - aobibliophileô
Wednesday, September 14th - Aparajita, Le' Grande Codex
Thursday, September 15th - Farrah, The Book Faery Reviews
Friday, September 16th - Nevey, Le Vanity Victorienne
Tuesday, September 20th: Announcement of the big prize winner on Rob's Site!
About Silas - goodreads, amazon, B&N, Indie Bound
Robert J. Duperre, author of The Fall and Dead of Winter, now presents Silas, a contemporary fantasy novel.
Ken Lowery is a man at odds with his life. He hates his job, is disappointed in his marriage, and feels resigned to leading a mundane existence.
That all changes when his wife brings home a rambunctious Black Labrador puppy named Silas, who forges a remarkable connection with Ken and begins to heal his inner turmoil. When some neighborhood children start to go missing, he takes it upon himself to protect those around him and is thrust into a surreal world where monsters roam. Not everything is what it seems to be, he soon discovers, including his new best friend.
About Robert J. Duperre - website, facebook, twitter
Robert J. Duperre is a lover of literature in all its forms. Be it horror, fantasy, science fiction, literary fiction, or even romance, he delves into it all and relishes every minute of it. It is his desire to show this love of all genres by creating wide-reaching stories that defy classification, that can reach the widest possible audience.
Robert lives in northern Connecticut with his wife, the artist Jessica Torrant, his three wonderful children, and Leonardo the one-eyed wonder yellow Lab. You can read more about Robert and his views and ideas by visiting robertduperre.com.
My review for Silas will appear tomorrow!