R. Scott Bakker video interview





Very interesting video interview with the author at a con in Zagreb, Croatia.

Check it out! And be sure to read Bakker's The Judging Eye (Canada, USA, Europe), if you haven't done so already!

8 commentaires:

OnlyTheBestSciFi/Fantasy said...

For someone who writes so eloquently, he sure takes a while too look for the right words when he speaks :P

Nice find.

Dave said...

Nice interview Bakker seems like an interesting guy.
Liked his books so far cant wait for the next one.

Jebus said...

Quite interesting and refreshingly honest. And to OnlyTheBestSciFi/Fantasy - erm, it sounded like a normal conversation to me, he was actually thinking about his answers instead of just spouting off the first thing that came to mind, sounds like an actual Human Being...

Mark said...

Sweet interview, but he needs a fricken hair cut...just like my daughter's boyfriend. :D

Matthew said...

His definition of literature being about argumenting sounds too limited to me. Literature is a kind of entertainment as any kind. It may be to argument and not. He admits that himself. So his opinion that literature is to argument is very ideological. Now if this ideology harbors the truth, I don't even want to begin to argue... I'd rather read a cool book.
So you see. I'm not entirely happy with this.

Matthew said...

"Literature is a kind of entertainment as any kind."

Sorry, I meant "as any art"...

Matthew said...

Hmm, I thought about it, and taking "argument" a little bit metaphorically, I can actually agree with his opinion. For example, there is no suspension without some kind of disparity. And every writer has a slightly different way of thinking, and this is part of the fascination. So yeah...

Charlie said...

I noticed he mentioned a couple bags of weed were essential, at least to him, to writing a good book. Does he have a PO box where we can send care packages to fuel his writing?