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Own-Trumpet-Blowing Dept:

A couple more nice reviews for ‘Film Freak’ in the national press…

‘Film Freak is a homage to pre-digital cinema, an elegy for the vanishing London of almost half a century ago, and a tribute to friendship, gonzo-style. Two thumbs up for this triple-billing.’ – Financial Times

***** This is the sort of book that should be prescribed as a pick-me-up on the NHS. Film Freak is gold-plated writing: uproarious, then dark, and surprisingly moving. Above all it’s a fabulous evocation of a London and a way of life, now almost gone forever.- Mail On Sunday

As well as garnering raves, this ran in the Independent’s arts pages:

Congratulations to The Independent on Sunday‘s “Invisible Ink” columnist Christopher Fowler, who is shortlisted for three awards at this year’s CrimeFest. The HRF Keating Award is for the best biography or critical book related to crime fiction published between 2008 and 2012, and Fowler is nominated for the book of his “Invisible Ink” columns. His novel Bryant & May and the Invisible Code is also nominated for both the Goldboro Last Laugh Award, for humorous crime novels, and the eDunnit award for crime fiction published in both paper and ebook formats. If he were to win in all three, Fowler stands to take home up to £1,000 in prize money and three commemorative Bristol Blue Glass vases, to which Between the Covers promises to add a big bunch of tulips. CrimeFest (crimefest.com) is in Bristol from 30 May to 2 June. Good luck, Chris!

Writers don’t get much feedback, and good wishes do affect us. I was so chuffed I nearly ate an entire packet of chocolate digestives.

7 comments on “Go Ahead, Make My Day”

  1. pheeny says:

    Not wishing to add to your biscuit habit but I have just finished Film Freak and some of your writing is so felicitous I literally laughed out loud – something that happens much less often than a familiarity with social media might lead you to think

  2. J. Folgard says:

    Congratulations are in order, and well deserved as always! As I’ve been reading B&M in paperback format for nearly ten years now, I’m really looking forward to getting ‘the Invisible Code’ in several weeks, and ‘Film Freak’ later -‘Paperboy’ was one one of my favorite books the year it came out. Cheers-!

  3. J. Folgard says:

    Oh, and nearly forgot: ‘Plastic’ cannot come out soon enough!

  4. Jo W says:

    Milk or plain chocolate digestives,Admin? Fingers crossed for you at the CrimeFest awards!

  5. Henry Ricardo says:

    Congratulations and good luck.

  6. C Falconer says:

    I would like to add my congratulations to the above – I loved Film Freak and any book that has such felicitous footnotes always has my vote. I woould add my brother, who is a teacher, laughed out loud at your table of children’s traits in old school speak and new.

    Invisible Ink has been bought and is currently number 2 in the books-to-read pile.

  7. Steve says:

    I’d like to know when it will be available in the U.S. particularly the Kindle version. Which I read on my iPad. No info on Amazon yet.
    There’s only one review on Amazon.com so far and it’s only 3 stars. I’d like to read it so I can give it something better, which I have no doubt it deserves.

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