Sunday, January 4, 2009

The Dark Divine soundtrack: song #8

If yesterday's song represented the "highest heights" in the mood of the book, then today's song is the beginning of the decent into the "lowest lows."

The overall bittersweet feeling of No One's Gonna Love You by Band of Horses is perfect for this moment in the soundtrack, but the most important lines are:

"Things start splitting at the seams and now
The whole thing's tumbling down."

This song also represents a whole lot of denial. Man, even I feel sorry for my characters sometimes. . .But at the same time, you gotta love conflict. I once took a writing class from the marvelous Martine Leavitt called "How not to write a boring book." Her theory was to "chase your characters up a tree, and then start throwing rocks at them." Basically, be as hard on your characters as you possibly can. Conflict. Conflict. Conflict.

No One's Gonna Love You may be bittersweet, but it is also hard not to love. So go ahead an enjoy it anyway.


Rachie said...

You're really starting to freak me out now--Band of Horses, Kooks, Postal Service... ALL AWESOME! I'm pretty sure we need to be BFF now. If the book's soundtrack is this good, I can't wait to get my hands on the actual book!

PS The line I like in this song is "It's looking like a limb torn off." GROSS! (But in a good way.)

Anonymous said...

You should get dark divine its great but be aware it sequel is (reference to explanation for creep radiohead) more explicit than dark divine

Anonymous said...

I have read it and it is AMAZING!! I think that it will be a book that I will remember for awhile