• James Tullos on The Demonata

    29 June 2023

    Late last year, vlogger JAMES TULLOS posted a video on YouTube called: The Demonata is the greatest book series of all time (and here's why). It's a long (1 hour 10 minutes) piece detailing his love for my Demonata series, and has proven very popular with viewers, having been watched more than 19,000 times. You can check it out by clicking on the following link:

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jD1EoGra2Wo

     

    I loved that James took the time to pay homage to a series of mine, and was especially pleased that he focused on The Demonata. As I've often said over the years when asked, I don't have a faourite out of my series -- I spent several years working on each of them, and each is as meaningful and important to me as any of the others. That said, The Demonata is the series that I'm proudest of, as it's the one that stretched me the furthest as a writer.

     

    The Demonata is crazily ambitious! Three narrators, with a storyline that jumps backwards and forwards in time, that takes place in two different universes, and that even takes us to the far end of our own universe at one point. I look back on it now with a sense of awe -- I have no idea how I managed to pull so many different strings together and make it work as one massive story arc. I remember it being a huge challenge at the time when I working on it, but now it seems like an insurmountable mountain, one that I could never hope to summit if I was to approach such an undertaking these days. To put a spin on an old cliche, "I bit off more than I could chew... then proceeded to chew it!!!" :-) :-) :-)

     

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    No AvatarJennifer Prosser
    29, Jun, 2023
    Every book Darren Shan has wrote are the best ever. Highly recommended for everyone. The journey's are breathless.

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