Sweet galloping Christ! My Orbit Books novel The Last Days Of Jack Sparks has become the latest selection of Simon Mayo’s Radio 2 Book Club.
This is a truly wonderful development, which will expose Jack Sparks to millions of potential new readers. And God knows, Jack was a duplicitous scoundrel who badly needed exposing. Thanks so very much to Simon Mayo, Radio 2’s book boffin Joe Haddow, The Reading Agency and all the UK librarians who helped make this possible. Yes, librarians, those awesome keepers of the sacred flame, gave Sparks their nod. This makes me pleased as punch.
I’ll be on Simon Mayo’s Drivetime Show on September 5 to chat about the novel, soI’m very much looking forward to that.
The Last Days Of Jack Sparks is a supernatural thriller about an arrogant celebrity journalist who sets out to write a non-fiction book debunking the supernatural. When he laughs during an exorcism in Italy, it seems to trigger a chain of increasingly frightening events that lead to his death. V For Vendetta and Watchmen creator Alan Moore has described the book as “a magnificent millennial nightmare”!
Here's the Radio 2 Book Club page for the book, including a free downloadable extract. And here's the reading groups page where you can win one of 10 copies of the book!
I am currently only capable of saying hooray.
P.S. Further Sparks-related reading:
The day Alan Moore left a voicemail message on my phone
Why and how I cast The Blair Witch Project's directors in The Last Days Of Jack Sparks
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