Update Cy Forrest’s The Punished Jan18

The Art Decades Interview


Think of this post as a newsletter, not a blog. At the moment, Cy Forrest is writing a novel, and not blogging regularly. However, as this newsletter demonstrates, he does remain central to marketing his last novel, The Punished, which has a very promising future as indicated by news in this update.

Tara Hanks

Cy Forrest’s interview with Tara Hanks is out now in Art Decades magazine number 13.

Tara Hanks is the author of ‘The Mmm Girl’ and ‘Wicked Baby’, and she blogs here.

Art Decades Magazine

ART DECADES Issue 13 contains a previously unpublished interview with Jess Franco by Robert Monell as well as a tributes to Joe Sarno and Charles Band. As well as Tara’s piece, the issue also contains original pieces by Marcelline Block, Les Bohem and more.

Art Decades At Amazon

Click here to buy Art Decades #13 at Amazon.

The Universal Booklinker link for your country is: http://mybook.to/InArtDecades

The Punished

Gin, a determined young woman angered by the way she’s been treated, wants to save the world. Jack, a teenage outcast, dreams of a better life. They both demand some kind of change as they start a journey into the rural south of England.

The Punished

“Cy Forrest has crafted a story filled with intrigue and surprising turns and once the reader is introduced to the characters, there is no way they’d want to miss a moment with them. I was most attracted to Gin, a well-developed character, and readers will be interested to discover her subtle transformation from an effervescent young woman to one more mature and calculating, risking a lot for patriotism. The writing is awesome and the pacing measured. I enjoyed the dialogues, the well-developed setting, and the balanced and deft writing. The Punished is, without doubt, a work of great entertainment, a book with great psychological allure and emotional depth.”

“I came away with a new understanding of the world generally – which is one of the most wonderful things a book can do – namely how real lives get relegated to the past and what is remembered, whilst factual, barely scratches the surface of feeling what it was like to be one of these people in such extreme circumstances … We are fallible, partial and we see the world through our own filters. Added to that, forces are at work to deliberately obfuscate and bury the truth and ultimately, the full picture is forever out of our reach. However, this story allows one person to see a greater whole: the reader, which I think is an immensely powerful possibility.” – Cornerstones

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Pif Magazine

Cy Forrest’s short story and poems continue to be relevant and prescient as time goes by, which is why he wrote them under another name. You can read them via the publications page.