Do you remember those 1980s fantasy movies with the big hair and electronic synthesizer soundtracks – movies like The Neverending Story, Ladyhawke, and Labyrinth? If you can imagine those films in illustrated book form, you have some idea what The Thirteenth Hour is like …
… One could classify the story as adventure or fantasy, though not a serious JRR Tolkien-style fantasy. The book doesn’t take itself too seriously, though there are plenty of introspective, psychological parts where the characters grapple with balancing that difficult no-man’s land of feeling older than an adolescent but too young to classify oneself as an adult.
In some ways, the book grew up with me, since I wrote a very early draft of the book the summer after I finished high school …
…So life went on – going to many years of school, working to pay the rent, getting married, changing diapers, etc. But the story wouldn’t let me go …
By the way, side note: if you want more suggestions on 1980s fantasy movies, I put together a amazon listmania entitled “So you want to watch an 80s fantasy movie …”
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