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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
Milestoneville Live Series
The Milestoneville Live Series is an episodic live show based on the Milestoneville book series by Golden November. November will act out the roles of each character in this action-adventure comedy-drama. The Television set is in your imagination. Season 1 Episode 1: The Channel 1994 Music Awards. The characters who reside in Milestoneville are in the audience at the Channel 1994 Music Award Show. Reviews Based on the Milestoneville Book Series Reviewed by Stephanie Chapman This novel is Golden November’s screenplay that focuses on dialogue and human interaction instead of on the characters' physical descriptions. The setting is Milestoneville and the development of Channel 1994. Opening with JBT and G jumping from an airplane I think that the book could be converted on-screen as a soap opera. The ending is a cliffhanger that leads into the author’s next book in the series. Anyone who likes to read scripts or desires to be a screenwriter would enjoy this book. 5-Stars: 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. 5-Stars: Rabia Tanveer for Readers’ I like how the author changes the tone for each character and fully embraces the characters' personalities in their dialogues. Overall, this is a refreshingly fast-paced novel with exciting characters and fascinating scenarios. 5-Stars: Reviewed by Vincent Dublado Golden November’s novel is a brilliant read, and if you do enjoy it, you are most welcome to join the ride in the rest of the series.
The GN Show
The Golden November 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 non published novels, first editions, and edited material that was too funny or had too much action to make the novel. November will give a behind the scenes look into authoring. Tune-in, find the channel, and get ready to be entertained. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 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 because of what they tell us and over time they feel like real people, but unlike real people, we cannot ask how the heck they came to be in the professions they are in. Sure, new cast members join the regulars in their own little spin-offs and we see vineyards and tour company-owning characters, but as a rare book dealer, Flower Rose has always been a little mysterious. The book isn't just about Flower Rose and it does switch to other scenarios. The comedy is deadpan and hilarious and the crisp, y 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.