The first book is about Time (Chrone), the second about Matter (Materia) and the third one about Memory (Mnemone), with more to come thereafter. A pop culture description of this whole ordeal would be if Borges had a drunken fling with Bergson and the resulting lovechild had the Mars Volta as a godfather.
This is part of a lifelong conscious (and unconscious) rebellion against materialistic-objective-deterministic viewpoints that ignore spiritual, subjective and complex aspects that this world has to offer. To me, many of the short stories have practical aspects that I deem as often neglected, or to put it this way: Is Luna Lovegood really ethereal, impractical and out of touch with reality or are we all overly materialistic, impractical and out of touch with reality?
Gustavo Castro is one of the many aspects that reside in the body of a guy that has read and written a lot of weirdness. I didn’t fit at school, I don’t fit with academics or with practitioners and having grown tired of people that only publish their buddies and stuff that lies on their comfort zone, I have decided to publish my own stuff for free for you to enjoy (or not). Let the chips fall where they may.
What I intend to upload to this webpage is a set of short story and essay compilations that follow a theme. The first three books- of which I have 2 written and one on the way- have 3 essays that sort of establish the rules of the game for the 9 short stories that develop the idea.
Johnny n Gio
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