So I am writing this novel (let me tell its my first ) and I am confused about its impact on the reader or society. Let me visualize you its BASIC TRACK :
"A sharp minded middle age men (having a low profile job, fed up with his rat life) chooses the dark path in which he set himself on this journey where he brutally murder people at random without being caught (he wants to know his score) and in the end he never been caught."
For this I'm exploring the ways of PERFECT KILL.
Do you think I am going to face a lot of trouble in future?? because I don't want to be seen with negative or cold blooded by society. Do i have a good approach ?
Well, I don't like it (it's basically immoral and demoralizing), but from what I've seen of the public response to similar stories, it should sell. My opinion of the reading public is fairly low. I assume you are not writing in English.
It didn't hurt "The Talented Mr. Ripley." I suppose it's possible to build morality into the darkest of epics, if one chooses to do so.
It's been my experience that people don't generally associate the author with his/her characters. I don't. When I read novels, I don't think about the authors at all, even if I know them personally. To me, the authors are outside the tale, simply the creators of good stories.
I'm a strong supporter of freedom of expression and that includes not censoring my own expression, especially if it's out of fear or embarrassment. If I avoid something in my story because it makes me uncomfortable, readers pick up on that right away. That being said, if one wants to sell what one writes, one has to write stuff people want to read. It's really tricky, though, to predict what that is.
All I know, is that I write much, much better if I'm not monitoring what I write because I'm worried about what people will think of me.
After all this time and after all the criminals who have killed and all the writers who have dreamed up plots, I don't think you are in danger of coming up with a real Perfect Kill. You could come up with a scenario that seems real, but the perfect crime doesn't exist. Too much forensics and too many cameras and too many TV shows to hunt you down. Think of Whitey Bolger.
I agree with Eileen. I don't think readers associate the writer with the story. Your bigger issue might be infusing your main character with enough humanity that your readers will want to stay with you. There are rarely all-good or all-bad people. Your readers will need a reason to keep turning the pages - they'll want to connect - even with a killer.
Dexter has obviously been enormously successful and the character started as a novel. But Dexter does have some redeeming qualities (he only kills those who deserve it). As you describe your character he sounds like the BTK killer, and I think most would agree that he had no redeeming qualities. This might be worth considering in developing your character.