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January 14, 2018

Write what you know, they say. I know the town where I grew up, so that was why Lydia’s story started in Hinckley. She had to travel somewhere else, though, and Alex had to come from somewhere else, so why did that somewhere else turn out to be Grimsby, about which I knew next to nothing at the time? I turned to the allegory to find it.

In conflating the two main allegorical themes of Ezekiel 38-39 and the Caucasus-gate fable of the Alexander Romances, I decided to draw a line on an atlas from Jerusalem to the middle of the Caucusus, between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. This reflected Ezekiel’s prophecy that Gog of Magog would come from the north (from the perspective of the ancient I...

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This is a repository of insights about the novel I Am Not Gog (and future work). There will be new insights every month or so until we have a full library and nothing is left unexplored. If you came here to find out more about the allegory of the novel, start by clicking HERE.

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