Ever watched Apocalypse Now?
Which version I hear you say… and that is a fair point.
Which version indeed.
It may be annoying when they add those extra five minutes of footage, when that extra monologue is included, but if it brings you closer to the imagination of the artist, I’m kinda all for it.
Edge of Darkness isn’t a great book, its not, well not in my opinion.
The loosely adapted film, whichever version you see, is indeed great art.
And therein, by a round about route is my current undertaking.
I am again offering my wares to the world, and I am accordingly reviewing and adjusting my masterpiece.
I’ve been adding words, removing words, adding commas, removing commas.
Passages have been left as is, passages have been ever so slightly ‘adjusted’.
The story it remains the same.
The story I am absolutely convinced is a good one, a page turner in the truest sense.
Amy is different, she is a referenced blend of so many things, and she is her own indisputable character.
When she hits popular print, she will be enjoyed.
When she is enjoyed, she will be a subject worthy of discussion.
People will see things that others miss; nuances will be discussed.
And for those counters of beans, money will be made.
So, working from home I am working on my ‘Redux Version’ of Thomas Payne.
You will enjoy it.
It will be printed.
You will be able to buy it.