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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THE DAMNED an Amazon 10 Best of the Month Pick!

February is here and brings the news that has chosen The Damned to be one of their 10 Best New Books of the Month! Check out the list, and if so inclined, pre-order the one with the scary-looking girl on the cover.

Amazon Picks THE DAMNED as 10 Best of February

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Came home from a week away teaching in Colorado to find the first, hot-off-the-press, for reals edition of The Damned! And you can bring this seemingly harmless document into your own home on February 10…


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The Damned Movie News!

I’m so thrilled to share the announcement that The Damned has taken its first step toward the movies!  The film rights to the novel have been acquired by Legendary Pictures, a studio that has made some of my favorite movies of the last decade or so.

Couldn’t be happier about where my nasty little offspring found a home.

Variety – Legendary Options The Damned

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