Escape the tyranny of reality with UNFIT Vol. 1

Escape the tyranny of reality with UNFIT Vol. 1

More than ever, reality has a stronghold over the hearts and minds of authors, publishers and readers alike. Imagination continues to suffer heavy losses now that the main event is no longer fiction itself, but any possible thread to reality….

First 'Impromptus' published by Longshot Island: why so short?

First ‘Impromptus’ published by Longshot Island: why so short?

‘Impromptus’ are something new for M.H. Vesseur, although are somehow related to the palm-of-the-hands stories he’s been working on earlier. The Impromptus are very short, very quick ‘vignettes’ (as Daniel White, editor of Longshot Island calls them) written spontaneously from…

Inspiration flowing freely

I’ve not been sitting still, if that’s what you think when looking at the time gap between this post and the last one. And because I’m a writer of fiction first, sometimes I have to follow my ideas before I…

'New Grass' published in the short story collection Face Forward

‘New Grass’ published in the short story collection Face Forward

A large part of our lives takes place “somewhere in a dream between sleep and waking up,” to quote Kate Bush. This merging of dreams and our waking state plays an important part in New Grass by M.H. Vesseur (translated…

Mother Nile by Warren Adler reads like a hurricane

Mother Nile by Warren Adler reads like a hurricane

Through the years I’ve read many novels by Warren Adler, getting to know him as a very reliable author. Here’s a man who always delivers. I read everything from Boris Pasternak to Lee Child and in between, and Warren Adler…

Is Japan in need of a strong woman? (Part III)

Is Japan in need of a strong woman? (Part III)

Which strong Japanese woman should Hitomi Sakamoto look like? You decide. Now that Hitomi Sakamoto, producer in seven Radio Detective novels, gets her first spin-off novel, I look at some strong women that preceded her in Japanese history. Check my…

Imagine: the super economy

Outward beauty as a source of happiness has been outpaced by money. Since then fashion by Armani, Versace, DKNY, YSL and Prada has never been shown in front of he rich, but by the rich.” —M.H. Vesseur, “Burning Neil Armstrong”…