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Norwich, UK
About Me:
Author of LAST LIGHT and A THOUSAND SUNS. I'm beavering away on the next, but it can be quite a lonely business, tucked away in my study. So it's nice to be able to chew the cud with people with a passion for books.

If the surname sounds vaguely familiar, my brother is Simon Scarrow, author of the roman series.
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Books And Authors I Like:
Nevil Shute, Jack Higgins, Alex Garland, Joseph Finder.

In my younger years I was a big fan of scifi by the likes of Philip Jose Farmer, Greg Bear and James Herbert. It's been a long time since I've read much in the way of scifi, but you know what?...I'm drifting back to it again. I'm getting a little tired of the thriller/crime market.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Not much of a fan of TV these days. I used to enjoy it a lot, back before we were inundated with dozens and dozens of channels of digital crud. If I watch anything at all these days, it's Newsnight, Questiontime and hmmm...that's it.

Movies, ah...different story. Love movies. If you put a gun to my head and asked me to pick three favourites I'd say: Sophie's Choice, 2001, Children of Men.

But'd probably get an entirely different answer if you put a gun to my head tomorrow

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At 1:35pm on November 5, 2009, Steven St. Sure said…
Hi Alex, I can identify with your comments on Scifi and thriller/crime. I liked Asimov's novels that were both. Remember the detectives sidekick a robot? One of the books was called Caves of Steel I think.
At 1:23am on September 5, 2008, Alex Scarrow said…
loved it. Although I generally don't dig superhero nonsense, this was by far one of the best graphic novel to movie conversions. Keeping a keen eye on Watchmen for now.

nb: good to hook up with you. ;-)
At 12:39pm on September 4, 2008, L.J. Sellers said…
Hi Alex
I like your movie choices. What did you think of V for Vendetta?
At 8:41am on August 15, 2008, Alex Scarrow said…
Sorry Michael...not sure why you're telling me this.
At 1:59am on August 15, 2008, J. Michael Jenne said…
Dear Alex,

In reserching the " Family Tree ", the name Jenney, is found in the village of Scrooby in Nottinghamshire County. If you Google: John Jenney, the history given is amazing. In the year 1066 A.D., we fought with William at the Battle of Hastings. There may be a connection back to Mali Africa cir. 250 B.C. according to the book Africa's Glorious Legacy, library ref. ISBNO - 8094 - 9026 - 9, chapter 3 page 81. If you can connect the dots from 1066 A.D. to 250 B.C., I would appreciate hearing about what you find.

If you review MY PAGE, I think I have a fairly interesting story that you might want to write. Let me know if you're interested.


J. Michael Jenne
At 10:38am on June 15, 2008, Miriam Pia said…
It is an honor to meet you. My son in the photo is nearly twice as tall now, and I am different but the same. My appearance is very close to that.

I am also a professional writer. When that photo was taken I had already written one novel that had to be redone, and had made a few direct sales of short fiction stories and had a few other things published for free, and the odd small time amateur or semi-pro award...Now I have a second novel, and by comparison a large amount of experience writing as freelancer. My earnings are still meagre...My professional writing life is still very much a tender young shoot that needs great protection...I have two web sites but haven't managed to get to the next level of marketing my work even without the help of a great big publisher who will financially support me
at least as well as some 'exhusbandage'.

SF: mercenaries in the future
Crime novel/general fiction: Mayor sends vigilantes after white collar cocaine dealer Tutweiler Buckhead...
At 12:00am on June 8, 2008, Roger (R.N.) Morris said…
Hi Alex. Nice to meet you here. Checking amazon rankings is of course a fool's game. I must be a fool though because I can't stop myself. I'm thinking of trying hypnotherapy.
At 4:54am on May 20, 2008, Graham Matheson said…

Lucky for me, I found a copy of Last Light in my favourite secondhand bookshop in Notting Hill on Saturday. Try to ignore the arse-kissing-sounding statement here but, it looks pretty good and has been bumped up to the top of the TBR pile!!!

Take care,
At 7:47pm on January 19, 2008, Alex Scarrow said…
Simon and I have always been quite competitive, certainly as kids we were. But oddly...since we've both become authors in different genres, there's a mutual support. Which is nice. I think in a way, writing has brought us much closer.

Aaarghhh....the dreaded rewrites! I'm nearly done with it....but I have to concede, despite being a pain in the ass, it makes for a much better book.
At 9:25pm on January 18, 2008, helen black said…
ps is there competition between you and your bro - I'm an only child and can only imagine the elbowing...
HB x

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