Despite being one of the world's most reputable film directors, Michael Wolfgang has begun to question the meaning behind his work. In an attempt to end his streak of sell-out productions, Wolfgang takes on a high-risk script, going against the advice of his friends and colleagues. The script comes to life, telling the story of an orphaned boy from Ancient Greece, played by a former child star who has issues of his own to resolve. What begins as an artistic challenge quickly consumes the lives of those involved in the film. Wolfgang is determined to stay true to his vision, but at what cost to his cast, crew, or even his own sanity?
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What's Been Said
Galen was a milestone for me. I had written complete full-length novels prior, but within a year of having written them I was convinced that I could do better. I began Galen as I was beginning university in a brand new big city. It definitely marks the transition period that I was going through. But then life started happening, I had to keep doing as opposed to just wondering. Next thing I knew I was booking my grad photos and thinking to myself, I should really finish that book! So I did. It was almost exactly halfway done, so I had to re-read it, update it like crazy, and get it to where it needed it to go. Finishing it was a triumph, not just because it marked the completion of my undergrad, but it was the first finished product that I felt would be worth putting out in the world. It being more than a year later now, I worry that it's simplistic, the work of an amature writer, but I suppose I should be proud of that. I was an amature writer, but unlike many, I took a chance to have my work shared and judged by others. I never refered to myself as a "writer" prior to this. For all of the growth that I have undergone (and still have yet to do), I am confident that I am a writer, I am a novelist, and I am only just beginnng!
December 20, 2012
December 20, 2012
In "Galen", Ashley Newell creates a dual reality which explores the culture and lives of two initially different yet oddly similar worlds. Contrasting ancient civilization with modern film culture, Newell not only gets the reader invested in the lives of her deeply evolved characters, but in terms of technicalities she clearly knows her stuff. If either genre appeals to you I would highly recommend this novel, and if that doesn't get you going then the intensely intricate relationships between characters certainly will. This a book that demands to be read again and again. - Caitlin Perry December 14, 2012 (Customer Review from Amazon.com)