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Sebastian Michael

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first registered 04.07.12

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about me

I work in literature, theatre, film, video and across media as a writer, director, producer and sometimes actor/performer.


As I'm getting to know this site and finding my way around it, I'm also now beginning to discover other people's work.

For someone who writes a lot, I'm a very slow reader, so please forgive me if I don't respond to your invitation or return a read immediately.

I am most interested in literary fiction. So if you have written something that is intelligent, involved and has an ambition greater than to entertain, I particularly welcome your approach.

favourite books

A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)
The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde)
Ulysses (James Joyce)
Steppenwolf (Herman Hesse)
Der Zauberberg (Thomas Mann)

my websites

http://www.sebastianmichael.com/     http://www.optimistcreations.com/angel.html

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my books


Sebastian Michael

Damion is a boy so beautiful that everyone falls in love with him. As he grows up, this great gift turns into a heavy burden.

Damion is a boy so beautiful that everybody falls in love with him. This, his greatest advantage in life, gradually turns into his heaviest burden and so as he reaches adulthood, Damion, in an act half wanton, half heroic, destroys what for most people - but not for him - has come to define his essence. - A classic tale of a young man seeking his destiny.

"A delight to read. So delicate, casually cruel, wickedly funny and wildly alluring."
- Stephen Fry

The chapters here on Authonomy are the opening section of the book. The novel is complete and comes in at just under 105,000 words.

The following URLs to full versions by fellow user request; apologies for the absence of hyperlinks, the system doesn't seem to allow them. There is a direct link to all available sources on my profile page; it's the second one of the two listed websites. Thanks for reading and please do let me know if you find anything amiss.)

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I wrote 644 days ago

Dear Chris This is an extraordinary, gripping, moving, troubling story and I take my hat off to you for telling it in the first place and also for the way you do this. Your sparse, direct and unfussy prose, combined with an unflinching authenticity make for a devastating portrayal of a boy's a... view book

I wrote 646 days ago

Hello Edward Your story grabbed me more than I expected. I was going to read the first two or three chapters to get a feel for it, but Freddy Stevens drew me in completely; especially in his acerbic-verging-on-tart observations about life, marriage and his overbearing wife, Natasha. I ended up... view book

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