Vishal Suchak

Earthling, writer, hobbyist.

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Three things people don’t know about you?

I was part of a Japanese spiritual group in my youth and even though I'm not a participant/member, I hold dear much of what I learnt there. If I'd been better with math, I'd have pursued physics. Yellow zarberas are my favorite.

What’s your greatest fear?

Alzheimer's.

What is your greatest achievement?

I'm hoping the best is yet to come.

High point of your life?

My time living and working in New York.

Low point of your life

My 39th year on the planet.

Which living person do you most admire?

Bill Gates.

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Agastya Sen, from English August.

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Annie Wilkes, from Misery.

Who are your favorite authors?

William Shakespeare, Jeffrey Archer, Ayn Rand, Alan Moore.

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

Peter Pan, JPod, The Book of Guys, Anthem, The Killing Joke.

Is there a book you love to reread?

Einstein's Dreams, by Alan Lightman.

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

No Smoking, Old Boy, Cidade De Deus, Pi, Persepolis.

One Superpower you wish you had?

Prescience.

Your epitaph would read? /Last line in your biography would be?

He tried.

If you had a time machine to take you back to any country and any time period, where would you choose to be for your childhood, adolosent , adult life and silver years?

Childhood: Early stone age when fire was discovered. Adolescence: 13th Century Samurai Japan. Adult Life: Post independence India. Silver Years: Swing Era, United States.

If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

Public Relations.

Which book you wish you had written ?

Fight Club, by Chuck Palahniuk.

When and where do you write ?

At home, during writing hours.

Silence or music?

Silence.

One phrase that you use most often?

"I just said that five minutes ago..."

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

Ritual: smoking beedis, drinking tea.

What’s your guilty reading pleasure?

Everything on cracked.com

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Do it for yourself.

Vishal Suchak is a former advertising professional with a career spanning Mumbai, New York and Jakarta. A writer, an INTJ and a minimalist - his love for words began with writing copy over a decade long career in communication. After taking a sabbatical to supplement his education, he set forth to pen the Earthling Trilogy, the first of which is The Carol of the Reactors.

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