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Book Trailer: ‘Dark Eden’ by Patrick Carman, a New Reading Multimedia Experience

Dark Eden might just be a precursor to the evolution of books. It’s a traditional novel supplemented by a smartphone application that includes maps, videos, audio diaries, and journal entries that tell the entire story.

Here’s the book synopsis:

When Will Besting approaches Fort Eden for the first time along with six other teens, he knows something isn’t right. With more terrifying secrets at every turn he discovers a hidden fear deep inside himself, a dark mystery a thousand years in the making, and the unexpected girl of his dreams. But can he save everyone from a madman before it’s too late?

Dark Eden — where fear is the Cure.

Dark Eden is both a traditional book and an immersive multimedia app. It’s for every kind of reader.

And here’s the trailer:

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2 Comments on Book Trailer: ‘Dark Eden’ by Patrick Carman, a New Reading Multimedia Experience

  1. I am not entirely convinced yet that books as books are going to evolve in this direction.  The idea of flat text has been around as a reading medium for a good long time, even if the way we read that text changes over time. (Lev Grossman had a good article in the NY Times recently about this).

  2. I saw this on another site a few days ago and thought the book sounded awesome.  Thanks for spreading the word.  I’m with Paul though, in that I’m not sure I want ‘outside’ media to go along with my books.  If they’re supplementary and designed only to enhance the experience, fine, I can do them if I want depending on how much I liked the book.  But if they’re things I HAVE to do in order to understand the book then I’m not as interested.

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