Too Far (Enhanced Edition)
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This new Enhanced eBook contains 12 original songs composed by Rich Shapero, featuring Maria Taylor (Azure Ray) on lead vocals, and enhanced with high-resolution images of the visionary paintings of Eugene Von Bruenchenhein that will allow you to remember—as Shapero's novel does—a time when anything was possible.
Rich Shapero’s Too Far follows an ultra-imaginative pair, Robbie and Fristeen, through a transformative summer spent exploring the woods behind their remote Alaskan homes. As their family lives become increasingly unstable, the characters travel deeper and farther into their private world. The forest—and the gods who inhabit it—becomes their refuge until, at summer’s end, they are forced to choose between the crushing prospects of the real world, and the lethal demands of their ideal one.
“Shapero displays an impressive command of the unconscious.” –Kirkus Reviews
About the Author:
Rich Shapero is a writer and musician whose multimedia storytelling projects pioneer unseen worlds.
Combining lucid prose with entrancing music, Rich conjures immersive visionary landscapes and characters who struggle to achieve summits of personal fulfillment.
At the heart of his stories are vast wildernesses, populated by mercurial private gods who promise deliverance to truer, more profound states of being. But transcendence demands sacrifice, and the paths of his protagonists are fraught with danger, dread and violence.
Are these little kids crazy, or inspired?
Finished this five minutes ago. Started it two hours ago. It's short and sweet and weird and poetic. Together the paintings, the music and the words cast their spell and, abracadabra ... you're back to being six again, imagining all kinds of crazy (or not-so-crazy?) things.
Oh, and at the end, the story really kicks you alongside the head.
For the record, I think they were inspired :-)
Loved it! Fiction integrated with music and art, how cool
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Too Far and listening the the music tracks that go along with specific scenes. The novel is a somewhat dark fairytale, and the author really pulls you into the characters and their surroundings. Also, the artwork is stunning! What a creative concept and immersive experience
A fantastic and novel idea!
This is fantastic! In today's society, people seem to really enjoy having illustrations and videos (or in this case, great music!) to support words on a page. More artists need to look closely at this project, support it and build off it. Here's to 2013 and beyond! :)