Is the ultimate reality show actually possible?

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000040_00014]Now we’re into one of my favorite parts of Watching the End of the World, where we get to see how it all happens. When the idea for this book first came up, what intrigued me the most was:

Could this really be done? With enough financial backing, would it be possible to stage the ultimate reality show?

Over the next couple years, while the idea stewed in my brain, I had dozens of conversations with family and friends about this. What would stop the government from shutting the show down? How would the show be delivered all over the world? And on, and on.

The upshot is that I really think something like this could be pulled off. (At least until WEW goes big and becomes a major movie, at which point the idea will be blown!) The money is the trickiest part, but I think there’s people out there who could manage it.

I think it could be done and I think it would just make massive amounts of money. Who wouldn’t watch it? I sure as heck would. (Yes, I’d feel appropriately bad about doing so, but I wouldn’t really be able to help myself.)

What do you think? Could this be done? What did I miss?

Enjoying the book? You can get it now on my site  (and name your own price) or on Amazon (paperback or digital). Don’t you love choices?

Go to Chapter One.

Eric Knight

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See what (made-up) people are saying about Watching the End of the World!

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000040_00014]“This book is the greatest thing since sliced bread! Literally. I will now never eat sliced bread again.” – Tom Fool

Watching the End of the World saved my cat’s life! Really, Fluffy was lying on the couch bored nearly to death and I read it to her and now she’s all better!” – Totally Not-Crazy Cat Lady

“If my plane crashed in the Andes and I was the only survivor I’d want to have Watching the End of the World with me. I could use it to fight off bears.” – Grizzly Steve

“Because of this book I now think I will survive the winter. The pages burn really well in my fireplace.” – Steven “Brrr” Wildman

“And it came to pass that on the nine-millionth day I did read Watching the End of the World and yea, it was good.” – God (Author’s note: I’m especially proud of this one. God’s very busy and doesn’t have much time to read.)

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Well, here’s another nice review!

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Just had a new review come out today and I’m happy to say it’s another good one! Yay! Here’s a couple of excerpts:

“The story is well-written and it is a page turner throughout, not once slowing down. From start to finish the reader will be captivated … My adrenaline did not slow down until I read the last word … Eric Knight has written a novel that if it ever were to become a reality I would be terrified and yet enthralled. The ideas he presents in this read speaks to the very nature of society, as it is today.” 

It feels like my action thriller, Watching the End of the World, is starting to get some real traction.

Now, I may be biased, but I think you ought to take a look at it. After all, with my name your own price policy, what do you have to lose?