Monday, December 6, 2010
For those that are interested, below is the promised/partial transcript of the above broadcast (also found at the grichiusa or five birds productions channels on YouTube).
Open with medium two shot of Barbara and Gordon talking and laughing, over music, credits and titles
ZOOM IN: Barbara Speaks to audience
(Speaking to camera)
Hello and welcome to another Bifocals Review Podcast. I'm Barbara Richiusa and I'm here with my costar here and in life, my husband Gordon. Because of an recent release of the his new novel, we're going to do something a little differently today. I'm going to interview Gordon Richiusa. (Turning to G). So, congratulations on the release of your new suspense-thriller, SHIDOSHI:The Four Ways of the Corpse. Did I say that right?
That was perfect, as usual, and you also pronounced our last name exactly correctly.
So what does the title mean? Not, our last name, but the title of the novel?
SHIDOSHI is a title, used to denote a certain rank in the underworld organizations called ninja. It's a Japanese term that has been translated, as with many terms and phrases, more than one way. One translation is part of the title, The Four Ways of the Corpse. The other is Teacher of the Warrior Ways of Enlightenment.
So, why would someone want to attain that rank, if they use the first translation? Sounds scary.
Well, that's what the book is about. The main conflict in the book is how a 300 year war got started because of the two differences in translating a single word.
I've gone this far, so I guess there's no excuse to be shy about continuing the shameless self promotion. To go the the online press release, click here:http://www.aegauthorsedge.com/press_releases/Richiusa,%20Gordon,%20Shidoshi-PR%20Final.pdf
Here is a review of my novel, SHIDOSHI:The Four Ways of the Corpse, which was written by Russ Buchanan. Portions of this review are referenced in the piece above. Thanks Russ for your kind words.