The Demonologist a Horror Must-Read

I like lists.  Best Ofs and Most Oftens and Worst Evers.  They don’t necessarily bear great meaning, but they provoke conversation, and the creation of more lists.

The Demonologist made a list the other day, so naturally I thought I’d share the news (and perhaps provoke conversation).  The BuzzFeed Community voted on and created “23 Under-rated Horror Novels You Have to Read ASAP.”  Check it out and see what you think.

23 Underrated Horror Novels You Have to Read ASAP

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The Damned in The New York Times!

I’m honored to see The Damned right next to Clive Barker’s new book in Terrence Rafferty’s roundup of recent horror novels in The New York Times.

“Smart, inventive….this is what demons—living or otherwise, human or not—do best: they mesmerize, they seduce, they stop us in our tracks.” — New York Times Book Review

Check out the whole piece here:

The Damned – The New York Times review

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NOW Magazine cover!

NOW Magazine, the alternative culture bible of my town, Toronto, has been around a long time.  And this week, my bloody mug is on the cover!

It’s an honest-to-god thrill, as is the idea that tomorrow morning, the good people of Toronto will be looking at my face and wondering “What’s with that guy?”

NOW Magazine – Cover Profile

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The Daily Mail (UK) on THE DAMNED

The Damned has just been published in the UK and here’s a particularly nice notice I wanted to share from the Daily Mail:

“An intense and satisfying supernatural story…The novel underlines Pyper’s growing reputation as one of the most talented successors to the inimitable Stephen King…Creeping dread infuses every page.” – Daily Mail (UK)

The Damned – Daily Mail (UK)

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USA Today gives THE DAMNED 3.5 stars out of 4!

So thrilled to see USA Today give The Damned a damned great review in today’s issue!

“Damned scary…As well-written as it is chill-inducing…The more terrifying and unnerving aspects of the novel – and there are many – are just as important as the human element.” — Brian Truitt, USA Today

The Damned – USA Today

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The Damned – Canadian Bestseller!

The Damned has made its way onto the Globe and Mail Canadian bestseller list in its first week out!  (It’s at #7 overall, and #1 among hardcovers).

Very grateful to y’all!

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The Damned – A Rave in the Globe and Mail!

In its first major newspaper review, I’m thrilled to say that The Damned gets a rave in The Globe and Mail (one of Canada’s two national newspapers)!

“Pyper has more than mastered the art of the profluent plot and The Damned guarantees many sleepless nights…will get your heart racing without insulting your intelligence.  A brilliant conceit…”  — The Globe and Mail

Check out the whole review by Sara O’Leary here:

The Damned – Review in The Globe and Mail

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The Damned – Book Trailer

Check out the book trailer S&S put together for The Damned!

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Publication Day for THE DAMNED!!

It’s Publication Day for my latest, and I’m excited for all the reasons you’d expect. But mostly, I’m looking forward to hearing – in person, online, one way or another – what you think of it.  It’s a book I’m particularly proud of (can a parent say that without hurting the feelings of his other children?  No?  Then I just whispered it).

If you’re interested in where the novel came from, creatively speaking, here’s a covers-all-the-bases interview from the excellent blog 49th Shelf:

THE DAMNED Interview – 49th Shelf

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The National Post Asks a Question

Over the weekend, the National Post published a full profile of me and The Damned written by the very skilled Alex Huls.  The piece asks if I’m the “next Stephen King,” and while the answer to that is simple – no, there can only be one Stephen King! – it’s a smart piece that’s definitely worth a read if you’re interested in the new book.

Also, definitely click on the video that’s halfway down (and endure the 30-second ad) to see me and fellow thrillerist Nick Cutter do an affectionate takedown of each other’s work.

National Post – Is Andrew Pyper the Next Stephen King?

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