Friday, July 25, 2008

New Novel Generating Controversy

Eugene Woodbury's new novel Angel Falling Softly that I published through Zarahemla Books is creating a controversy among Mormon bloggers, many of whom are troubled by what they see as theological problems and too much sexuality in this Mormon-meets-vampire novel.

For a good starting point and overview on the controversy, visit this blog post, which includes a link to the LDS Publisher blog where much of the discussion has taken place.

I stand by Woodbury's book. The theological implications are purposefully left ambiguous and mysterious, unclear even to the main characters. The two sex scenes were both scaled back during editing to read more as arm's-length summaries than explicitly detailed scenes, and both episodes are vital to the plot.

For more information on Angel Falling Softly, click here or here.

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