The Aberration Blog Hop and It's here! It's here! Release Day is here!
Hello all! Thanks for stopping by. As you may know, today is the release of my second novel, Aberration. Very quickly let me give you the skinny:
FBI analyst Kassidy Bishop is assigned to the “For You” Killer’s Task Force after a series of sadistic murders bearing the same signature arise in different parts of the country, but when the investigation leads directly back to her, she is forced to delve into her own past. To find the killer, Kassidy must confront the painful memories of her twin sister's mysterious death or risk losing everything to a ruthless madman—including her own life.
Definition of ABERRATION
1 : the fact or an instance of deviating or being aberrant especially from a moral standard or normal state
2 : unsoundness or disorder of the mind
3 : an aberrant individual
— ab·er·ra·tion·al adjective
From the Merriam Webster Online Dictionary
Anyway, why is the book called Aberration? Well because the "For You" Killer, aka Wyatt, is an aberration even among serial killers. He's a freak. He's abnormal. He doesn't fit the typical profile for a serial killer. So in keeping with that theme, this blog hop is dedicated to finding the most aberrant characters in fiction, television and movies!
I'm asking all participants to list their top 5 choices and if they want to, discuss in one short paragraph an aberrant character from their own work.
Prizes are as such and the winners will be chosen at random from the list of participants:
Amazon Gift Card $25.00
Amazon Gift Card $15.00
Amazon Gift Card $10.00
Signed copy of the paperback, Aberration (3 copies for giveaway)
Aberration the ebook (5 copies for giveaway)
Winners will be chosen at random and announced on June 10, 2013.
So now that that's out of the way, here are my Top 5 Choices for Most Aberrant Characters in Fiction, TV or Movies (in no particular order):
1. J.C. from Michael Infinito's second novel, 12:19 (which is due out tomorrow, woo hoo!) Read it, it will blow your mind and for months afterward you'll be trying to figure out just who or what JC was as well as his significance.
2. Amy from Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl. I really can't say much without spoiling the entire novel for anyone who hasn't read it. Just read it, you'll see why I've picked her.
3. Jacob from the show LOST. What was the deal with that dude?!
4. Bartleby the Scrivener from Herman Melville's short story of the same name. Who tells their boss they prefer not to and gets away with it--all the time?! He's a mystery.
5. The character Birdy in the 1984 movie starring Matthew Modine by the same name (which was actually based on a book by William Wharton.) The dude is sexually attracted to birds. Need I say more?
I'm off to check out everyone else's entries! Can't wait to see who everyone picked! Thanks for signing up and if you haven't, it's not too late!
Thank you so much to everyone who participated!