The Glimpse {Blog Tour Stop}

6.12.2012
TURNING THE TABLES ON THE AUTHOR:

Authors are always interviewing their characters to get to know them better and discover things about them. My character, Ana from The Glimpse, has decided it’s time to get her own back.

Ana: So you know everything about me. Seems a bit unfair. I never get to ask you any questions.

Me: OK, what do you want to know?

Ana: What’s it like to be nearly forty?

Me: (Cough) Er, what, no, I’ve just turned thirty-seven. Well, three months ago, actually.

Ana: Yes, Ok, but you’re still twenty years older than me.

Me: Mmm. True.

Ana: So did your life turn out the way you wanted it to?

Me: Well, that kind of makes it sound like it’s over, but lots of exciting things are happening right now. I’m pretty happy with the way things are going.

Ana: You gave me a pretty harsh dad. Why did you do that? Don’t you get on with your father?

Me: Ah. I guess I should have expected you to come out with the difficult/personal questions. Well, my father was a very influential figure for me when I was growing up. He’s got a strong personality and there was a time just after I left school that he wanted different things for me than what I wanted. He pretty much told me it was his way or the highway, so I left home for a while. But we also have a strong bond, and we worked things out pretty quickly.

Ana: So will I get to work things out with my father?

Me: I’m afraid that’s where the parallel ends. I didn’t base your father on mine. Besides, you’re not interested in all that sixth sense, clairvoyance kind of stuff. Even if I told you your future, you wouldn’t believe it.

Ana: (Ana looks down, picks fluff off her skirt.) Well, I’ve been reassessing a lot of stuff recently. Maybe I would. Besides, I’m talking to you. Unless I’m imagining this. Are you in my head? Did I make you up?

Me: I think we’re digressing. Not sure we should start going down that path…

Ana: Fine. I do have one particular question I want you to answer.

Me: OK…

Ana: What is Jasper hiding?

Me: You know usually when you’re interviewing someone, the questions are about them, not you.

Ana: It’s my interview I can ask what I like. Jasper’s hiding something. See, you’re not denying it, are you? I mean, why else would he still want to be with me after the Board told me there was a mistake with my test? At first I thought it was the shock of his brother’s funeral, you know, couldn’t deal with it all at the same time. But he’s had almost three years to let me down gently… So?

Me: Some things you have to experience for yourself to really understand. If I just came out and told you, you wouldn’t believe me.

Ana: What? That’s it? That’s all you’re going to say about him?

Me: You’re going to find out soon enough.

Ana: Can’t wait.

Me: Since when did you become sarcastic?

Ana: It’s one of the many buried layers to my fascinating personality.

Me: I think you’re interesting.

Ana: I’d rather be normal.

Me: That’s not going to happen.

Ana: This interviewing stuff is turning out to be unsatisfactory. If you’re not going to tell me anything useful, I think I’ll get back to my studies.

Me: Hang on, don’t you want to ask me… (door slams). Er, sorry about that. I guess this is probably a fair example of why author’s usually stick to interviewing their characters rather than allowing it to happen the other way round. Anyone else got a questions for me? I’d be happy to answer!

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Definitely not something I've seen before. And the book this tour is for, The Glimpse, is definitely something you need to check out!

The Glimpse by Claire Merle
Published June 7th 2012 by Faber & Faber (UK) 

In a near future, society is segregated according to whether people are genetically disposed to mental illness. 17-year-old Ana has been living the privileged life of a Pure due to an error in her DNA test. When the authorities find out, she faces banishment from her safe Community, a fate only thwarted by the fact that she has already been promised to Pure-boy Jasper Taurell.

When Jasper disappears, Ana sets off on his trail, determined to solve the mystery of his abduction. In doing so she journeys into the darkest corners of society, and uncovers some devastating truths that destroy everything she’s ever believed.
There's a giveaway for The Glimpse going on on Goodreads here!



~Zoey~
6 comments on "The Glimpse {Blog Tour Stop}"
  1. Haha this was a really awesome, unique interview!! Such a cool idea! >.< Thanks for the laugh!

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  2. Now THIS is how interviews should be! :D Thanks for the fun post. I'm really looking forward to reading The Glimpse soon. :)

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  3. Haha, what a cute interview! I'm so looking forward to reading The Glimpse. :D

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  4. Baha, that was cute. Certainly not something I've seen before. :D I'm interested to read this one! It's a very intriguing concept.

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  5. Well, that was interesting. And good for you, Claire. Don't spoil the next book or this book for those who haven't read it yet. Take that Ana. :P :D

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  6. Fun interview!! It was fun to read and full of smiles and laughs:)

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6.12.2012

The Glimpse {Blog Tour Stop}

TURNING THE TABLES ON THE AUTHOR:

Authors are always interviewing their characters to get to know them better and discover things about them. My character, Ana from The Glimpse, has decided it’s time to get her own back.

Ana: So you know everything about me. Seems a bit unfair. I never get to ask you any questions.

Me: OK, what do you want to know?

Ana: What’s it like to be nearly forty?

Me: (Cough) Er, what, no, I’ve just turned thirty-seven. Well, three months ago, actually.

Ana: Yes, Ok, but you’re still twenty years older than me.

Me: Mmm. True.

Ana: So did your life turn out the way you wanted it to?

Me: Well, that kind of makes it sound like it’s over, but lots of exciting things are happening right now. I’m pretty happy with the way things are going.

Ana: You gave me a pretty harsh dad. Why did you do that? Don’t you get on with your father?

Me: Ah. I guess I should have expected you to come out with the difficult/personal questions. Well, my father was a very influential figure for me when I was growing up. He’s got a strong personality and there was a time just after I left school that he wanted different things for me than what I wanted. He pretty much told me it was his way or the highway, so I left home for a while. But we also have a strong bond, and we worked things out pretty quickly.

Ana: So will I get to work things out with my father?

Me: I’m afraid that’s where the parallel ends. I didn’t base your father on mine. Besides, you’re not interested in all that sixth sense, clairvoyance kind of stuff. Even if I told you your future, you wouldn’t believe it.

Ana: (Ana looks down, picks fluff off her skirt.) Well, I’ve been reassessing a lot of stuff recently. Maybe I would. Besides, I’m talking to you. Unless I’m imagining this. Are you in my head? Did I make you up?

Me: I think we’re digressing. Not sure we should start going down that path…

Ana: Fine. I do have one particular question I want you to answer.

Me: OK…

Ana: What is Jasper hiding?

Me: You know usually when you’re interviewing someone, the questions are about them, not you.

Ana: It’s my interview I can ask what I like. Jasper’s hiding something. See, you’re not denying it, are you? I mean, why else would he still want to be with me after the Board told me there was a mistake with my test? At first I thought it was the shock of his brother’s funeral, you know, couldn’t deal with it all at the same time. But he’s had almost three years to let me down gently… So?

Me: Some things you have to experience for yourself to really understand. If I just came out and told you, you wouldn’t believe me.

Ana: What? That’s it? That’s all you’re going to say about him?

Me: You’re going to find out soon enough.

Ana: Can’t wait.

Me: Since when did you become sarcastic?

Ana: It’s one of the many buried layers to my fascinating personality.

Me: I think you’re interesting.

Ana: I’d rather be normal.

Me: That’s not going to happen.

Ana: This interviewing stuff is turning out to be unsatisfactory. If you’re not going to tell me anything useful, I think I’ll get back to my studies.

Me: Hang on, don’t you want to ask me… (door slams). Er, sorry about that. I guess this is probably a fair example of why author’s usually stick to interviewing their characters rather than allowing it to happen the other way round. Anyone else got a questions for me? I’d be happy to answer!

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Definitely not something I've seen before. And the book this tour is for, The Glimpse, is definitely something you need to check out!

The Glimpse by Claire Merle
Published June 7th 2012 by Faber & Faber (UK) 

In a near future, society is segregated according to whether people are genetically disposed to mental illness. 17-year-old Ana has been living the privileged life of a Pure due to an error in her DNA test. When the authorities find out, she faces banishment from her safe Community, a fate only thwarted by the fact that she has already been promised to Pure-boy Jasper Taurell.

When Jasper disappears, Ana sets off on his trail, determined to solve the mystery of his abduction. In doing so she journeys into the darkest corners of society, and uncovers some devastating truths that destroy everything she’s ever believed.
There's a giveaway for The Glimpse going on on Goodreads here!



~Zoey~

6 comments:

  1. Haha this was a really awesome, unique interview!! Such a cool idea! >.< Thanks for the laugh!

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  2. Now THIS is how interviews should be! :D Thanks for the fun post. I'm really looking forward to reading The Glimpse soon. :)

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  3. Haha, what a cute interview! I'm so looking forward to reading The Glimpse. :D

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  4. Baha, that was cute. Certainly not something I've seen before. :D I'm interested to read this one! It's a very intriguing concept.

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  5. Well, that was interesting. And good for you, Claire. Don't spoil the next book or this book for those who haven't read it yet. Take that Ana. :P :D

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  6. Fun interview!! It was fun to read and full of smiles and laughs:)

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