Muse looks at a number of the things that people fear, not just the supernatural elements of the story, but far more mundane fears: the person who offers us help, but is really there to exploit our weakness; the person we love and support, who turns out to be a “monster”; the corrupt politician who uses their position for whatever personal gain.
Hollywood had told us what to expect. So much so, that when it really happened, we didn’t recognise it at first. Hollywood lied. The zombie apocalypse wasn’t about people constantly running from place to place, trying to avoid being bitten or eaten by ravenous monsters. Society didn’t collapse, it just metamorphosed.
It began with Mary Elizabeth Marsdensen. That was a name the whole world would come to know, but only after she was dead. I set my novel Hollywood Lied in a pandemic. The title refers to a line in the book, that Hollywood movies had told us what to expect, but they lied to…… Continue reading Holywood Lied