Gobles author’s first book may not be for everyone - and that’s okay

By: 
Paul Garrod - news4garrod@vineyardpress.biz
MICHAEL BONE  Courier-Leader photo/Paul Garrod

    GOBLES  -  “It’s a psychological thriller/science fiction novel; so I understand it’s not for everyone. And I’m okay with that,” said first-time book author Michael Bone, of Gobles, of his recently published book, “The S Curve.”
    Bone said his inspiration to write the book was a nearly two-year process before finally getting it down into words on paper.
    “When I was at the University of Michigan, I heard a lecture about why some countries have banned the use of a chemical, BPA, in plastic production. It was such an interesting topic that I came up with the idea for the book on the spot,” said Bone.
    “I put it on the back burner for quite a while, but finally re-solved to finish it. It took me two years, but I finally completed it last fall.”
    And how did he arrive at selecting the book’s title?
    “The S Curve is a common graph in biology representing population growth. In this case, it models the growth of the mutant bacteria. But it is also a literal and figurative turning point in the main character's journey,” said Bone.
    With his first book published, Bone said he is already “putting pen to paper” on a second book.
    “I am currently in the early phase of a fiction about time travel and advanced learning technology. However, that is subject to change based on where the story takes me,” said Bone.
    “Stephen King said he writes as if he were pulling on a thread coming out of a hole and he doesn't know what he will find on the other end. I’m not Stephen King, but I definitely write like him.”
    Bone said, “There are a lot of Easter eggs in ‘The S Curve’. There are many West Michigan references, but also many parallels to Norse and Greek mythology. It is my first book, so based on the feedback I’ve received so far, not many of my references have landed. But, it is actually quite deep. Maybe someday someone will get it. I hope.”
    The book can be purchased on Amazon.
 

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