Martial Arts in Books
Happy Santa Ana work out!
The Santa Ana’s are winds
that blow through LA
every once in a while.
80 MPH gusts,
trees are falling down all over the place.
what a few people don’t know
is that I have a hobby of writing novels.
Got a truckload of them on Amazon.
these novels usually have
some sort of martial arts them.
Monkeyland is the start of a five book series
where martial arts becomes crucial
to the survival of the human race.
And the style taught?
What else, eh?
big end of the world saga
pushes martial arts to their conclusion,
what would martial arts be like
taken to their extreme?
What powers would you really have?
This thing goes crazy.
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I have always found it interesting
how the martial arts are represented in novels.
There’s a few books that are cool,
but not many.
One of the first to come out was ‘ninja’
by Eric Lustbader.
He was trained,
but his writing style betrayed him,
he went for the mystical.
When I write,
even in the mystical,
I want the reader to know the technique,
to feel the flesh dent,
to feel the crack of bone,
to experience what a truly great punch or kick,
delivered with expertise at the exact right time
can do to some poor fool.
One novel that cracked me up was
Six Days of the Condor,
which was made into the movie
Three Days of the Condor
with Robert Redford.
This book was okay,
but when the big fist fight
between the hero and the villain occurred,
the villain was held up as the deadliest fighter alive…
a brown belt.
the author hadn’t even done enough homework
to know what the difference in belts was.
One of the most interesting,
be it in a useless way,
examples of martial arts in novels
was in the Laurel Hamilton books.
This was before she translated her novels into porn.
The first novels were great,
but when she described her heroine fighting the bad guys
it was totally obvious where she got her martial arts experience.
She went down to a kenpo school
signed up for a years instruction,
then lasted a month or two.
Her descriptions were like the ramblings
of an instructor trying to impress a newby.
you can check out my books on Amazon,
just click on my name there
and you’ll find my authors page,
have some fun.
I’m working on a big release.
A really big book is coming out.
Have a great work out!
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