The Host in the Attic (novella) by Rohan Quine: Video-Book format
The Host in the Attic (novella)
by Rohan Quine: Video-Book format
Click on the nine headings below, and you’ll land on the nine pages where the novella’s Video-Book format lives…
The Host in the Attic by Rohan Quine is a hologram of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, digitised and reframed in cinematic style, set in London’s Docklands in a few years’ time. High-flyer Jaymi discovers a secret novel online called The Imagination Thief, written by a woman named Alaia; and they meet and fall in love. In his attic he hides the prototype of a new worldwide Web-browsing hologram, for whose appearance he was the model. While this hologram deteriorates into ever more terrifying corruption, Jaymi’s appearance remains forever sweet and youthful, despite his escalating evil … until the inevitable reckoning unfolds. A Distinguished Favorite in the NYC Big Book Award 2021.
To watch some short teasers (many of them less than a minute) excerpted from all of the above, see here.
Here are the basics of what the novella is all about.
Here are some great reviews of it.
Table of Contents of The Host in the Attic
I. Imminent completion of masterpiece
II. Portrait captures first corruption
III. Addicted to the image
IV. First cruelty of addiction
V. Portrait infected and shut away
VI. Horror beneath glamour
VII. …A decade later
VIII. The Furies close in and feign defeat
The above-listed nine chapters of The Host in the Attic‘s Video-Book format are here too:
And in the YouTube playlist “THE HOST IN THE ATTIC (novella) – Video-Book format – Rohan Quine”:
I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII and IX. (If playback of any of these videos looks at all fuzzy on YouTube, then you can quickly and easily adjust the YouTube video-player’s playback “Quality” setting, by doing the following: (1) if you’re on a mobile device, first touch the video image, then touch the three-dots symbol that appears in the top-right corner of the player, touch “Quality” and choose “1080p” (or the highest other setting available on your device, e.g. “720p”); or (2) if you’re on a laptop/desktop device, click the cog symbol on the lower edge of the video-player, click “Quality” and choose “1080p” (or the highest other setting available on your device, e.g. “720p”).)
The nine chapter title-cards of The Host in the Attic‘s video-book format are also in the Google Photos album “Rohan Quine – THE HOST IN THE ATTIC (novella) – chapter titles”.
Production (21 February 2019) and post-production credits of The Host in the Attic‘s Video-Book format: the Director of Photography / Lighting Cameraman was Paul J. Lucas of FASTERTHANLIGHT; the Sound Recordist was Billy Pleasant of Pleasant Sound; the Autocue Operator was Noel Le Bon, for First Take Autocue; the location was Billy Pleasant’s studio; and the Producer, Narrator and Editor was Rohan Quine. The Mastering Engineer for the audiobook was Nick Clapham; and all audiobook files were prepared for delivery to retailers by Oscar Eriksen at The Audiobook Producers.
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