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Five Questions: Tribe’s Blog

1. Why do you blog?
I think I do it because the odds of being published are so daunting, blogging is the closest thing I can think to writing creatively and getting something of an audience, albeit a minuscule one.

2. Which author and/or book has most influenced you?
Two books: Gravity’s Rainbow (Thomas Pynchon) and Infinite Jest (David Foster Wallace). Two authors: Jim Thompson, Philip K, Dick

3. Which three blogs do you most visit?
CrimeDog One at: http://anthonyneilsmith.typepad.com/
Sara Gran.
Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind at: http://www.sarahweinman.com/confessions/

4. Why do you read fiction?
Aside from films and music, nothing has ever expanded my horizons as much as good fiction. Films and music are more sensory oriented, one sort of absorbs influences from those via some process akin to osmosis. But fiction keeps all my faculties running and sharp, nothing gets my imagination going like good fiction. I don’t read for my health . . . it’s just cheaper than drugs, and I guess it is better for my health after all.

5. What makes you laugh?
Dark humor . . . a head rolling on a highway can be fodder for a laugh-a-thon over here. Sad, but true.

Tribe blogs at Tribe’s Blog.

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