It's been some time since I last posted here... Maybe due to increased activity (life calls everyday, I can't spend all my free time modding phones ^^).
Ok, so I've been doing it (writing the book) for some time now and never had the opportunity (= being lazy x)) to post a topic about it. The plot is kinda complicated, so if you have some uncertainties and are intrigued, ask right away, I believe it's easy to mix things up when the plot is as complicated as this.
The book consist mainly of visual references I've been making in my mind for 11+ years now. I was always very imaginative, the 'episodes' I have in my head are supposed to be a part of a movie, since my dream is to become a movie director. However, I can't direct one as of today, so I finally decided to connect the dots and write the dang thing.
Now here's the funny part. You may see some relations to the newly released movie "Inception". When I first saw it, I was shocked. Not only because it was just pure masterpiece, but because Nolan 'stole' some of my ideas... I feel robbed. I had some of those ideas in my mind YEARS before this film came out... and look what we've got.
For instance, the main character in my book is Arthur (there's also Arthur in Inception). + many relations to the water motive, limbo (years passing in our subconscious) and some other stuff. They're not exactly the same in my book, but they might be similar. Remember the scene where the city bends or where things blow up? All that was in my mind years before! Lol. I dare to state that a bending bridge is as cool as the street, although it will bend in a different way - imagine it rotating by 90 degrees and taking th whole city with it at the same time. Well yes... I know it's hard to understand, that's why I'll be posting some of my drawings/paintings where I'll try to illustrate a few scenes from the book.
This is not the final 'version' of what it's like, it will have some 'updates' and stuff.
Arthur lives in a dream. He feels it for sure when a dream almost kills him. His life is full of everyday problems, things he wishes to change, however, he is unable to do anything about it. It's just too much for him, Arthur's looking for an escape from this world. His subconscious is furiously struggling to be free; Arthur is seeing strange visions from time to time, he's able to dream while being awake and soon he'll find out what 'bend matter to your own will' really means. Distant voices in his head are calling him to wake up from this dream world, since it's just an ocean of memories from our real lives. The true existence is not defined by substance, because there's only a feeling, something what we call spirit or soul. Everything - the earth, universe - is created by our own minds. Death is just an awakening from this dream into the real 'world', which is paradoxical, absolutely unprecedented and eternal.
More and more often Arthur sees these visions and 'invitations' to wake up. As his life begins falling apart, he is actually rising on a spiritual level and what yesterday was impossible, becomes the opposite today. His mind gains the power to build worlds, it's potential becomes practically limitless. Being seen as an ultimate threat, Arthur becomes a victim of a cruel society. As his psyche becomes unstable, he needs to find a way to avoid social destruction and being thrown into a life full of obscurity.
EXPLAINING 'THE DREAM'
Our world is a dream as I've stated before. Consciousness needs subconsciousness and vice versa - neither of them could exist apart, it's like a system, where each element relies to the other.
The only reason this world is as we see it today is because no dreamers (humans) have the potential to understand that they're dreaming. Arthur's subconsious has huge abnormalities for a human, ergo resulting in his awareness of the dreaming state. That's why later on the book he's able to do practically anything. This results in a deformed world, which can no longer exist like this (just like the dominoes).
Arthur needs to find a way to relieve himself from this nightmare that he's in (remember that everyone around him treats him as a threat to their existence), he has to disappear from this world in order for it to revive and avoid collapsing (resulting in all the dreamers to wake up, which would defeat the purpose of paranormal reality, I won't go into details in this post, ask if you want more). After a long time trying to figure out who or what he is and why it's happening to him, he finds fimself on a verge of his own doubt and faith.
The book is in lithuanian language, not in english. Don't expect me to translate ~300 pages into english, maybe someone else will...
The genre would be... a psychological novel.
I really give all my heart into it, this book means a lot to me.
Ask anything (keep in mind that the minor plotlines might be a subject to change).