ABOUT BRANCHING PLOT BOOKS
A book series groups books with shared characteristics. Famous examples include Goosebumps and Choose Your Own Adventure. The Branching Plot Books series is distinctive because while the stories might seem unrelated, they're tied together by offering different interpretations depending on a reader's feelings, past experiences, and beliefs. These books often present stories with layered meanings. For example, The Empty Lot Next Door could be seen as a ghost story or a tale about bullying and family challenges. Friend or Foe might be interpreted differently depending on one's political stance. Some titles, like The Crawl Space, provide a variety of choices and conclusions. In Branching Plot Books, readers play an active role in determining the story's direction.
Branching Plot Books doesn't immediately showcase its linking characteristics. This ambiguity can intrigue readers, prompting them to dive deeper to uncover connections.
Some books in the series amplify the interactive aspect, offering readers tangible choices that affect story outcomes, like The Crawl Space. This design enhances re-readability, as readers can explore different paths and outcomes.
The primary characteristic of the Branching Plot Books series is its focus on the reader's subjective experience. Our stories aren't rigid but rather fluid, changing based on readers’ personal backgrounds and emotional states.
DOUBLE ENTENDRE AS A DEVICE
The use of double entendre in Branching Plot Books takes the concept of reader interpretation further. A story can carry multiple meanings, thus appealing to a broader audience with varying perspectives.
How can Branching Plot Books Contribute to your Personal and Intellectual Growth?
Friend or Foe acts as a mirror to society's political inclinations, revealing how literature can be influenced by broader societal values and biases. Readers' interpretations may unconsciously reflect their personal beliefs and societal conditioning.
RELATIVITY OF INTERPRETATION
Branching Plot Books challenge traditional storytelling paradigms by prioritizing reader interpretation and interactive storytelling. The series recognizes the subjective nature of reading, leveraging it to create a more personalized literary experience.
The series emphasizes that there's no definitive way to understand its content. This democratization of storytelling can be liberating, as it shifts some authorial power to the reader.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Arthur Mills has covered the world, both literally and figuratively. As a traveler, he’s visited dozens of countries. As a reader, he’s been able to visit a hundred more. And as a writer? He’s been able to create a world all his own.
Arthur is the creator of Branching Plot Books, a book series devoted to the power of reader interpretation and interactive storytelling. Arthur has been able to pen novels to captivate people of all ages. Whether it’s the horror of The Empty Lot Next Door or the interactivity of The Crawl Space, Arthur’s primary goal in writing has always been to develop a deeper means of communication with the world—both real and imagined.