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Flagrant Self Promotion - Climbing Novel
ARidgley
5/06/2012
12:45:53 PM
I'm new to this forum and don't yet understand the etiquette (laughter ensues?). Can the mods or others let me know if Iíd be overstepping the mark if I posted a link to a climbing novel that I recently published?

nmonteith
5/06/2012
12:48:08 PM
Sounds unique enough that it would be ok to post about. I'm not a fan of just posting a link - possibly post an extract / teaser as well?

Mod

ajfclark
5/06/2012
12:49:45 PM
Hell Neil, go for a discount for chocky members!
One Day Hero
5/06/2012
1:09:59 PM
Murder mystery or romance?............or a little of both?
ARidgley
5/06/2012
1:10:13 PM
Cool bananas. Very much appreciated. Unfortunately, Amazon don't do discounts. I could EFT 50c (half my royalty) to those with proof of purchase ;). This is certainly not a money making venture.

In terms of climbing, the first third of it is set at Arapiles and includes climbs such as Kachoong, Bard, Tiptoe Ridge (night) and Tarantula. There is also Warraumbungles (Cornerstone Rib), Squamish (Grand Wall) and Joshua Tree (Run for Your Life). It's fiction, but draws heavily from some of my small adventures.

The genre is hard to describe - adventure, science based semi-fiction, philosophy, mystery, thriller, comedy ... lots of elements without falling into any one category.

The plot is a tad hard to reveal without giving it away. It's based on a science concept that I came up with many years ago. It has something to do with evolution. Here's the prese I posted on Amazon.

"Charles (Chaz) Perez Del Rio is a philosopher, a rockclimber and a geneticist, not necessarily in that order. During a climbing holiday at Mt Arapiles a notion germinates deep within him that he just canít shake. There is something terribly wrong with the world and the humanity that continues to shape it. So starts a physical and mental journey that Chaz mistakenly believes is of his making. It leads to his discovery of the meaning of it all: all past, all present, all future - everything. He holds the key to mankindís utopia, a utopia that the universe will share, the future that was always meant to be. But there is a catch - is mankind worthy of the knowing? The alternative is annihilation."

Anyway, jump on this link and you can read the first few chapters as a sample. It is a Kindle book so you'll need a Kindle or a free app (for computer, smart phone, etc) to read the whole thing (you can read the sample on the amazon website with a browser). Let me know if you need help with kindle apps. I've learnt so much over the past few months that now I'm only semi-illiterate when it comes to e-books.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Universe-Within-ebook/dp/B007FMWT6O/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1330599723&sr=1-1#_

Edit: I somehow neglected the title. It's call 'The Universe Within'.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
5/06/2012
1:11:27 PM
On 5/06/2012 nmonteith wrote:
>Sounds unique enough that it would be ok to post about. I'm not a fan of
>just posting a link - possibly post an extract / teaser as well?
>
~> Maybe AR can repost the cool bananas here? ... to help improve the Chockstone resource.
ARidgley
5/06/2012
1:18:56 PM
Awesome IRBC. I should have seenn that. It's now listed there too.

Reviews (no matter how awful) are encouraged here and on Amazon.

Eduardo Slabofvic
5/06/2012
1:19:47 PM
On 5/06/2012 ARidgley wrote:
> science based semi-fiction,
>philosophy, mystery, thriller, comedy ...

It sounds like you research involved going climbing with Simey and DOH ...... poor bastard
One Day Hero
5/06/2012
1:28:17 PM
On 5/06/2012 Eduardo Slabofvic. wrote:
>
>It sounds like you research involved going climbing with Simey and DOH
>...... poor bastard
>
Nope. If he'd gone climbing with me, it would have been more like "fiction-based semi-romance"
ARidgley
5/06/2012
1:30:38 PM
On 5/06/2012 One Day Hero wrote:
>On 5/06/2012 Eduardo Slabofvic. wrote:
>Nope. If he'd gone climbing with me, it would have been more like "friction-based
>semi-romance"

FTFY
One Day Hero
5/06/2012
1:33:29 PM
Ummm Adrian, are you by any chance a geneticist? If yes, could you please change your username to Chaz Perez del Rio?
ARidgley
5/06/2012
1:35:41 PM
No I'm not. I'm an engineer that consults in the treatment of human faeces.
However .....
One Day Hero
5/06/2012
1:45:36 PM
Right.........so you ignored that whole "write about what you know" maxim? Or is your next novel based on the adventures of a poop engineer who discovers a portal to another dimension hidden in treatment pond #2.........then wrestles with the dilemma of how to make a good first impression as earths stinky envoy to an alien civilization?

pmonks
5/06/2012
1:53:18 PM
On 5/06/2012 ARidgley wrote:
>No I'm not. I'm an engineer that consults in the treatment of human faeces.

Is that faeces that has come out of a human, or faeces in human form? If the latter, One Day Hero could do with a consultation!


arniearms
5/06/2012
1:53:39 PM
On 5/06/2012 One Day Hero wrote:
>Right.........so you ignored that whole "write about what you know" maxim?
>Or is your next novel based on the adventures of a poop engineer who discovers
>a portal to another dimension hidden in treatment pond #2.........then
>wrestles with the dilemma of how to make a good first impression as earths
>stinky envoy to an alien civilization?

Make that a game and id happily waste a few days just to get to the end of the story, i can see the hero now, Kenny crossed with Duke Nukem.
ARidgley
5/06/2012
1:59:40 PM
On 5/06/2012 One Day Hero wrote:
>Right.........so you ignored that whole "write about what you know" maxim?

Note that none of the climbs mentioned are difficult - except The Grand Wall - but 'Chaz' was dragged up that.

And no I'm not him. He's much smarter and wittier. As if I'd solo Tarantula (shiver).

Eduardo Slabofvic
5/06/2012
3:33:35 PM
On 5/06/2012 ARidgley wrote:
>I'm an engineer that consults in the treatment of human faeces.


So you did climb with Simey and DOH
dalai
5/06/2012
4:06:12 PM
On 5/06/2012 One Day Hero wrote:
>If he'd gone climbing with me, it would have been more like "fiction-based
>semi-romance"

Is that the type of literature you write under your nom de plume ODH?

Our hero sees the attractive woman across a Pines camp fire. His signature blue terry towel hat is hiding his flowing golden locks and chiselled features, the fire reflecting in his steel rimmed glasses as he strides over. His manliness is evident for all to see as he stands over the unsuspecting damsel. His deep voice is clearly heard over the babble of the people around the fire ďCome to my tent and away from these fuching retard sport climbers and pebble wrestlers with their lives wasted training in their chicken coop abominations. Iíll show you all that a real hard man is capable of and moreĒÖ
One Day Hero
5/06/2012
4:15:06 PM
Ouch, Eduardo and Dalai are on fire with this one!
ARidgley
5/06/2012
4:16:50 PM
Like the majority of the climbing community, I have met Simey and been to his house a few times but I can't remember ever climbing with him.

I'm not even sure who DHO or OHD are. If you mean ODH then no, I don't think I've crossed that pleasure/pain threshold.

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