jueves, 21 de enero de 2010

The Birth Of An Idea

I have been asked a number of times, where the idea of 26-S came from. It has been suggested that a warped mind had a lot to do with it, but the truth (apart from that fact) is that it sprang into being because of real life experience. Not that of an all-powerful and vengeful ghost, but rather the cultural environment here in Spain.

There exists a television show dedicated to the paranormal, strange events and potential alien visitations which is aired on a major channel every Sunday, very early in the morning. Panels of invitees are famous for their debates on numerous shows, paid to be conflictive, and full of shouting and accusations.

Villages like Pueblecito do exist, each with their own hidden and terrible story of the Spanish Civil War, which although politicised, had much more to do with personal grudges than political ideology. Many bodies remain buried by the roadside or in unmarked graves, and although public opinion is changing, very few of them have been uncovered. Many would like to forget, although others use the process as a highly dangerous and charged political weapon.

From all of this, and my specific research into the era, 26-S was born. Neither the people nor the village, per se, exist,yet parallels there are.

Te book link has been added at the side of this page, where the first fifteen extracts in short chapter format are available. Please feel free to read and comment.

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