Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

To Be or Not To Be in the modern world

The struggling author and his literature loving lady friend take time off to script a modern day back cover blurb for the mass market paperback edition of the greatest play of all time.

Jonathan Kellerman meets Stephen King.

There is something rotten in the State of Denmark. A father murdered. A family betrayed. A fall into madness.

When young Prince Hamlet returns for his Father’s funeral, into the sea-swept Scandinavian landscape and the sensuous charms of oomph oozing Ophelia, he finds all is not well. Murder most foul has left its treacherous mark in the clandestine corridors of the royal palace. Exploring the darkest corners of the human mind, the tale unfolds as a riveting mix of lust, power, intrigue and retribution. Terrifying yet funny, chilling yet deep, 

Hamlet is an erotic psychological thriller set in the phantasmagorical world, etched with mind games and sword fights in equal measure.

New York Times Bestseller.
The winner of the Rendell Award ... 
A sensational new author.

Rip Roaring Action – James Hadley Chase

Monday, November 15, 2010

Blog of Simple Simon: Lessons amidst Red Alert

Blog of Simple Simon: Lessons amidst Red Alert:

Simon van der Wiel reflects on his interactions with Professor P. Lal. Why did someone who could honestly have the title of his autobiography as 'My Name is Red' decide to opt for 'Lessons'?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

From the 'Acknowledgements'

My heart goes out to the small, select and splendid fan club who waited patiently during the long, long gap between the publication of Big Apple 2 Bites and this novel.  I do hope their vigil and encouragement will be rewarded.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Available on Amazon

The Best Seller is now available on Amazon.com.

To go to the Amazon page of the book, just click on the picture.

Friday, November 5, 2010

The Best Seller: Professor Lal

The Best Seller: Professor Lal:

This book is dedicated to Professor Lal - the lotus that remained unperturbed in the midst of mounds of slush pile.

Just a few weeks before the final publication, he passed away, leaving this world for another - his own final definitive trans-creation across the banks and shoals of time and space.

It was in late 2008 that I spoke to him about the possibility of his playing a role in my new novel. As ever he let the spirit of Literature free, asking me to go ahead and write whatever I wanted to - with that twinkle in his eye planting seeds of doubt in my mind about the enormity of the task.

Getting into the Professor's mind, trying to gauge his probable reactions to events, meant wading deep in the immensity of his erudition, his scholarship and his wisdom. Every sentence uttered or penned by his fictitious avatar in the novel took ages of crafting, design and refining - to do justice to his wizardry with words and pen.

Many of the lessons learnt through his kindness and wisdom are included in the pages.It was my dream to present him with the first copy, to revel in his amusement at reading about himself in fictional form. I took a tad too long to finish the work ... a dream that never materialised as the sublime soul went into eternal sleep.

At this moment, I remember a piece of wisdom shared by him - in his one of a kind memoirs Lessons. Llife is nothing but a sum total of connections that we make. Connections with people that define what we are. And this is one connection that will never cease because it has redefined me.The torch of self expression lighted by him will show the way forever.for me and others touched by him in different pivotal moments of our lives.

Blog of Simple Simon: Pizza Corporosa - Over the Topping

Blog of Simple Simon: Pizza Corporosa - Over the Topping:

How would a corporate organisation go about cutting pizza? -
Simon van der Wiel wonders about the innovations