Welcome to the fifth stop of the extensive Katherine Langrish 'West of the Moon' blog tour. Today, is actually the official publication date for the release of "West of the Moon". This book combines all three of the original Troll stories, in just one handy, Troll-size book. Although it has been adapted slightly, just a few tweaks here and there, it still retains the magically captivating story, but with a fresh new look and feel.
Today's post is all about creating worlds. Read about Katherine's interesting musings into the many different worlds that have been created.
All fiction is about creating worlds, of course, and each of these worlds is distinctive, personal. Take Charlotte Bronte and Charles Dickens. Their versions of Victorian England are quite different, even when they’re talking about the same kinds of thing. Dotheboys Hall in ‘Nicholas Nickleby’ and ‘Lowood Institution’ in Jane Eyre are both highly unpleasant schools – both even contain abused, tubercular pupils who befriend the main character and later die in their arms – but they inhabit totally different fictional universes. You can’t imagine taking a journey from Bleeding Heart Yard to Thornfield Hall. Mr Rochester’s mad wife is no Miss Havisham. And no matter how I try, I can’t imagine Jane Eyre meeting Mr Micawber.
I'd like to thank Katherine for providing a fantastic post for this site. I'd also like to thank everybody who's visited this post as part of the blog tour. I hope you enjoyed the opportunity to gain an insight into the creation of so many different worlds.
The next port of call on the blog tour is scribblecitycentral.blogspot.com