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Milestoneville Movie Theater
Milestoneville is a fictional town. Before the writer was an author he was a hobby filmmaker—only a hobby made up from thin air. Get an All Access Backstage look as November plays his film collection. Get ready to be entertained. The films will be played in an audio format only with behind the scenes discussion on character development.
The GN Show
The GN Show gives the audience a deep dive look into creative processes. The audience will get backstage access to November's collector’s editions. The author will do live readings of unpublished novels, first editions, and edited material that was too funny or had too much action, and intense drama to make it into the novels and book series. November will give a behind the scenes look into authoring. Tune-in, find the channel, and get ready to be entertained. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer At this point, whenever I see a novel by Golden November, I pick it up without even reading the blurb. Golden November has become one of my all-time favorite authors, and there is a reason for that. His stories are complete, concise, and contagiously fun to read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewed by Asher Syed Golden November novels are described as a book that reads in the same way a television show or a movie would be with the volume off and the subtitles on, and that's probably the most perfect way to explain how November's books work. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewed by Jamie Michele Golden November is as hilarious as readers have come to expect from this uniquely talented author and their brand of storytelling. November's live-action structure is intended to be read in precisely this way. One does not just read through the book itself, although in the interests of full disclosure I had to this time around, but will remedy that at the first opportunity. My family and friends would be cross with me if they found out I had a date with Milestoneville without them. Instead, two or preferably more readers run through the dialogue-only script as if they are acting. This is another brilliant addition to the Milestoneville series. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewed by Asher Syed for Readers’ Golden November's book is an act-it-out novel meant for multiple readers to participate in as it revolves around the fictional cast of characters that the author has revisited in multiple spin-off books. Each story is an episodic compilation of several interweaving plots involving small clusters of familiar characters from Milestoneville, with several ancillary, transient characters that come and go but set the tone for others. For example, a scene in this installment includes a skydiving instructor who is impossible to understand, but every reader will want to play his part. The book takes us from the late 50s to a 1994 music awards show, from burgers and rifles to shark diving, and from one hilarious line to the next. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewed by Vincent Dublado I find a certain fascination in the avant-garde style of storytelling that Golden November has presented in this series. There’s a charm in the dialogue-based story that serves as the main instrument in moving the storyline. The dialogue novel is nothing new, but the way November infuses it with the characters feeling like real people making this work unique. You have conversations among characters that serve as the only means of narrative advancement, and this allows you to effectively visualize mentally what is taking place. This, for me, is part of the wonder that makes the Milestoneville Series entertaining because it’s purely a cerebral experience that doesn’t require too much representation. November has a cutting-edge storytelling style that can well be adapted as a stage play for its dialogue-driven plot. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewed by Asher Syed The book on the whole is interesting because Golden November, or at least as far as I've read of their work, usually dives right into the action. We know the characters Milestoneville universe that Golden November has created. I always find their work to be funny but the beauty of reading an author's full canon is that you can witness their evolution as a writer in real time. November has shown that this remains true and, to me, this is firm evidence. The dialogue is witty and intelligent, and often it is laugh-out-loud. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Jamie Michele Golden November’s novel is an interactive reading experience that requires the participation of two or more readers to breathe life into this action-packed novel. On the run for reasons initially unexplained, Sapphire is on the road when she gets a call from Simon, who keeps calling her Lisa and is following her in a helicopter while demanding that she pulls over. She does, but not for Simon, and ends up lost in the woods where it is revealed that Simon has reason to follow her. A chase ensues that has Sapphire walking for miles, fighting off creatures both in the wild and in her cheap motel room which has, as reception clarifies, bedbugs but no roaches. She is successful and put on another mission, and then...a date? Meanwhile, the usual Milestoneville characters are skydiving, dancing at music awards, and stealing back rare books.
Live from Milestoneville
Live from Milestoneville with author Golden November explores the fictional city in the fictional universe called Milestoneville. During the monologue November will perform a live reading acting out the roles of each character. Interviews with Filmmakers, Indie Authors, Actors, and other creatives who think about entertaining audiences. What to expect: Get ready to be entertained. “IF GARRISON KEILLOR HAS HIS LAKE WOBEGON AND EDGAR LEE MASTERS HAS HIS SPOON RIVER, THEN GOLDEN NOVEMBER HAS MILESTONEVILLE. IT MAY WELL ETCH ITS OWN NAME IN THE LIST OF POPULAR FICTIONAL PLACES THAT HAVE THEIR OWN COLORFUL AND UNABASHED TAPESTRY. ANYONE DRAWN TO STORIES WITH STRONG, DIVERSE CHARACTERS AND SETTINGS WILL LIKELY FIND IT HERE." -Readers’ Favorite Review ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ November's books are not a sit down and read affair; they are a 'grab your best friends and assign them characters to act out the novel' type of event. - Reviewed By Jamie Michele ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ -Asher Syed Where screenplays are usually adaptations of books and short stories that are littered with scene direction and lengthy column notes, November streamlines the experience with the skill of a seasoned director. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Jamie Michele - Book Critic There is a line in chapter eight, a chapter before a full metal armor sword fight at a Renaissance fair happens but after JBT is interrupted when cooking for Claire, where JBT and G are rappelling down a waterfall and G says, “Safety first.” A male friend who is familiar with Golden November novels but new to A Song Was Playing changed his line to “Safety second!” We all fell over laughing because it is a genuinely accurate line for how November makes characters work for their supper. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Author Golden November's book includes several memorable characters and many brilliant, comical additions. I still chuckle when I remember how one such character is manipulated to collect the only copy of a music album by being called cool. Readers who seek a book that will cheer them up instantly and make them laugh uncontrollably will find it here. -Reviewed by Foluso Falaye ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The twists in the story were intense and fun. Try as I might, I was never able to guess what would happen next. Golden November truly is a master of the craft -Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ It is truly astonishing how Golden November can create whole character with just dialogues. Each character has a distinct style of how they speak and emote. -Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ It is so much fun to have the opportunity to read a new Golden November book. I waited for a weekend when a couple of friends could come to spend the afternoon acting out the novel. The humor is absolutely on point and the writing gives us a a peek into the author's deadpan comedy chops. This is another brilliant addition to the Miestoneville series. Golden November is as hilarious as readers have come to expect from this uniquely talented author. -Jamie Michele Golden November brings back the much-loved characters from the original Milestoneville series as he creates an action-packed story with Sapphire in the center. It is nice to see the original gang back at their shenanigans. The action is intense, the pace is fast, and the plot is entertaining; three ingredients of every Golden November novel. I love how Golden November doesn’t give us anything in terms of descriptions, yet I still read the dialogues for each character in a different and distinct voice. By Rabia Tanveer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ November writes books, not for independent reading but instead for groups of like-minded readers to act out. This can mean different things to different people but, for me and my family, it means picking out characters to “play” and cracking on with them. -Asher Syed - Readers’ Favorite ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The common denominator in Golden November's string of subplots is clear - women are amazing. There is a part where the irony of readers reading the lines of characters playing other characters becomes clear. The crew is deployed to rescue happy holidaymakers from a virtual city where the vacationers and their rescuers are all playing other characters. This might be the most action-packed book of November's yet and it is loads of fun. -Jamie Michele