Aonghus Fallon

Aonghus Fallon

54 years old
Male
Location
Dublin
Ireland
Current Status
...is lurking indoors, waiting for this horrible sunny spell to come to an end. Come back grey, rainy skies. I miss you.
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  • Are you a ...?
    Self-published author
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    Experimental fiction
    If you write in more than one area, what is your next most favoured genre?
    Horror
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Sophisticated
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    Turgenev
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    Smoke (Turgenev) Pride & Prejudice (Austen) Beyond Black (Mantel) The Master & Margarita (Bulgakov) 7 Gothic Tales (Dinesen) The Hobbit (Tolkien) Threshold (le Guin) Man in a High Castle (Dick) The Magician's Nephew (Lewis) Comet in Moominland (Jansson)
    What are your working habits when you write?
    Disciplined
    Are you the edit-every-sentence-ten-times type, or do you prefer to let rip?
    Ten times? Why so little?
    Your ultimate writing ambition?
    To produce a decent body of work.
    Your worst habit?
    A bit too fond of editing!
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    Too much celebrity and hype, but good books still get through
    Where do you write?
    In my study.
    What else do you want Word Clouders to know? eg: do you have 9 cats / like paragliding / eat nothing but tinned fish / work in the bath / live in Kettering?
    Live with my dog and girlfriend in Wicklow - 'the garden of Ireland'. Do a bit of plein air painting in my spare time.

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    Aonghus Fallon
    "Aonghus Fallon" commented on John Alty's Blog "Is the story everything?".
    I think Agatha Christie books stands up pretty well, inasmuch as they do they set out to do. She does have her tropes (e.g. the couple who collaborate together to carry out the murders) and I enjoyed this Mitchell & Webb skit in particular - ...
    1 month ago
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    "Aonghus Fallon" commented on John Alty's Blog "Is the story everything?".
    Talking about cop show tropes, reminded me of this Tom Gauld cartoon (it appeared in the Granuaid last Saturday): https://www.theguardian.com/profile/tom-gauld In terms of accuracy, you just have to compare something like 'Vera' with 'Agatha ...
    1 month ago
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    "Aonghus Fallon" commented on John Alty's Blog "Is the story everything?".
    I think certain stories sell themselves on their literary style - 'how' the story is told. Other stories are plot-driven. But generally I'd expect even a good work of 'literary' fiction to have the kernel of a plot and a plot-driven book to be ...
    1 month ago
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    "Aonghus Fallon" commented on Purple witch's Blog "Buzzard in my kitchen".
    Greater spotted. Still a slightly surreal experience - ie, seeing an unfamiliar bird in a familiar setting. I'm still sceptical that they were flew across the Irish Sea (or were carried by warm easterly breezes) given their size and the fact that ...
    2 months ago
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    "Aonghus Fallon" commented on Purple witch's Blog "Buzzard in my kitchen".
    Buzzards died out in Ireland some time in the Fifties - I was always told that this was due to Myxomatosis (ie, that this killed off the rabbits in such large numbers, it also killed off their main foodsupply). That said, we were pretty casual re ...
    2 months ago
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    Aonghus Fallon
    Aonghus Fallon commented on Kimberley's wall:
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3421235-wickedest-witch-in-the-world The first - it's also pretty good, although the setting is less magical and more realistic. I don't have particularly strong memories of the third - 'The Mountain of Magic'.
    2 months ago
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    Aonghus Fallon commented on Kim's wall:
    So 'The Tree that Sat Down' is your favourite book, eh? Good for you! I didn't think anybody read Beverly Nichols anymore (he was also an accomplished playwright, apparently). 'The Tree that Sat Down' is the best book in the trilogy - Miss Smith is ...
    2 months ago
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    Aonghus Fallon commented on Aonghus Fallon's wall:
    Will do, Daeds - my connection is very patchy right now - very much appreciate your interest. Checking out your stuff reminded me of a great uncle who was WWI pilot and was a technical advisor on 'The Blue Max' which was shot over here. I can't ...
    5 months ago
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    Daedalus
    Daedalus commented on Aonghus Fallon's wall:
    A book? Tell us more! (Sorry if I’ve missed an earlier notice, have been out of various loops lately. Link?
    5 months ago
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    Caducean Whisks
    Caducean Whisks commented on Aonghus Fallon's wall:
    Aonghus you are the very limit. Great that you've done a p-book, but you still DIDN'T TELL ANYONE. Those nice books will now sit on my very special shelf for the books I've had something to do with. Nice.
    5 months ago
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    Aonghus Fallon commented on Aonghus Fallon's wall:
    Thanks, Newbie. Look forward to reading yiur books too!
    5 months ago
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    Newbie
    Newbie commented on Aonghus Fallon's wall:
    Well, all I can say is 'Thank You,' Whisks for telling us about Aognhus' books. Have just been on Amazon and now have both on my kindle. Just the first page on both books was enough to draw me in - looking forward to reading your stories AF and ...
    5 months ago
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    Aonghus Fallon commented on Aonghus Fallon's wall:
    Thanks very much, Whisks! KDP have created a print-on-demand option, and I decided to avail of it.
    5 months ago
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    Caducean Whisks
    Caducean Whisks commented on Aonghus Fallon's wall:
    Aonghus, you dark horse, you. After nagging you for YEARS to put your wonderful ebooks into pbooks, I see you've gone and done it and TOLD NOBODY. Well I'm telling people now. So there. Have just bought Bookbound (with the splendid dedication to ...
    5 months ago
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    Aonghus Fallon
    "Aonghus Fallon" commented on Dolly's Blog "A Load Of Old Tut!".
    Reminds me of reading 'Nightmare Abbey' many long years ago. One of the characters, Mr Flusky (a thinly-diguised portrait of Samuel Taylor Coleridge) spends his whole time speaking nonsense - with one exception. Thanks to the wonders of the ...
    6 months ago

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  • Aonghus Fallon
    by Aonghus Fallon 5 months ago
    Will do, Daeds - my connection is very patchy right now - very much appreciate your interest. Checking out your stuff reminded me of a great uncle who was a WWI pilot and was a technical advisor on 'The Blue Max' which was shot over here. I can't remember what he was paid, but it was a princely sum for the time - at least, according to my mum!
  • Daedalus
    by Daedalus 5 months ago
    A book? Tell us more! (Sorry if I’ve missed an earlier notice, have been out of various loops lately. Link?
  • Caducean Whisks
    by Caducean Whisks 5 months ago
    Aonghus you are the very limit. Great that you've done a p-book, but you still DIDN'T TELL ANYONE.
    Those nice books will now sit on my very special shelf for the books I've had something to do with. Nice.
  • Aonghus Fallon
    by Aonghus Fallon 5 months ago
    Thanks, Newbie. Look forward to reading your books too!
  • Newbie
    by Newbie 5 months ago
    Well, all I can say is 'Thank You,' Whisks for telling us about Aognhus' books. Have just been on Amazon and now have both on my kindle.

    Just the first page on both books was enough to draw me in - looking forward to reading your stories AF and hopefully there will be many more to come. :-)
  • Aonghus Fallon
    by Aonghus Fallon 5 months ago
    Thanks very much, Whisks! KDP have created a print-on-demand option, and I decided to avail of it.
  • Caducean Whisks
    by Caducean Whisks 5 months ago
    Aonghus, you dark horse, you.
    After nagging you for YEARS to put your wonderful ebooks into pbooks, I see you've gone and done it and TOLD NOBODY. Well I'm telling people now. So there.
    Have just bought Bookbound (with the splendid dedication to me that I've wanted to see in print all this time!) and Simulacrum. Both of which I know are fabulous.
  • Caducean Whisks
    by Caducean Whisks 4 years ago
    Thanks, Aonghus, Happy Writing for you, too.
  • Caducean Whisks
    by Caducean Whisks 5 years ago
    Happy Birthday for yesterday, Aonghus. See? I didn't forget :)
  • Caf
    by Caf 5 years ago
    Thanks AF