Q. How would you suggest someone approach reading these books, i.e. if you were only going to read one, what would be your criteria for picking AND if you were going to read both, which order would you read them?
A. Thank you for asking. It's made us think about the evolution of I am Keats, and the possible confusion our chaotic dance with the Universe may have created for others. :)
Here's what happened:
1. The "idea:" that our memories are the cage that keep us spiritually and creatively locked up;
2. The screenplay: a strange, enlightening two-year journey of discovery and creativity while trying to bring the "idea" to life for the big screen;
3. The non-fiction book: all of the insights and philosophies of life that emerged while working on the screenplay; and
4. The novel: the screenplay brought to life in novel form.
To answer your question, we'd need to know what you are looking for. If you want a challenging, deep dive into self-discovery, then choose the non-fiction book. If you're looking for an easy, yet insightful read... a story to make you pause and think, read the novel.
If you want the full experience, read the novel first. Then take your time, read the non-fiction book, take notes, and contact us with questions or to discuss it.