Hi, James. Great to see another Brit author on here blazing a trail with his books like Tom. Sadly you're a Gooner, so you do have some personality defects (staunch, long-suffering Lilywhite you see), but I reckon we can forgive that one minor blip. Anyway, I've seen your books around and based on people's feedback I think I'll dip my toe in Tom Kirk's world. Cheers, Matt
PS. Well played on Saturday, breaks my heart to say you deserved it. Cesc a class above for your mob.
Just finished The Black Sun. Really enjoyed it (tho' I felt gypped that there wasn't a bit more action between Viktor and Tom (and Viktor's a woman, for those that haven't read it!) She seemed like a gal worth knowing ... The depth of research was particularly impressive and I greatly envy the strength of your basic concept of using real-life thefts as the basis for your books. Nice one!
Great meeting you at Harrogate. I bought The Black Sun in the Waterstones at the Crown Hotel and will read by the pool in France in a couple of weeks' time ... asuming the weather isn't as rubbish there as here.
Casturbation - genius! I'll tell you the real term for an author in Hollywood, however ... loser. From F Scott Fitzgerald on, the place has been nothing but a stinking pit of despair for everyone ... with the possible exception of JK Rowling, who's too insanely successful to count!
Chelbel - Spirited Away? You mean Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi - Well that's it's full Japanese name! Yes, saw it and loved it. But the cartoons I'm referring too are a bit more basic than that, although based originally on manga. If you want a laugh and your French is up to it, have a look at these links: