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
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:
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.
February is here and brings the news that Amazon.ca 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.
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…
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.
Thought I’d share a pic of me and my brilliant editor at Simon & Schuster, Sarah Knight, taken last night after an event at the International Festival of Authors in Toronto. (We don’t smile like that when taking kicks at first drafts, I can tell you).