Hang the flags! Bake the cake! The Last Days Of Jack Sparks is now available in the US and Canada as an actual physical hardback book. As I understand it, this is currently the only hardcover edition available anywhere in the world.
The novel is about an arrogant celebrity journalist who sets out to write a non-fiction book debunking the supernatural, then ends up dead. He may have got himself in trouble when he laughed during the exorcism of a teenage girl, that's all I'm saying...
Barnes & Noble stores are apparently displaying the correct amount of respect for the deceased, and getting right behind this release. So I hear you'll be able to find the book on the front table in most B&N stores. If you see one, I'd very much welcome being shown a snap of it, via the gift of Twitter!
B&N have given the book a great review, calling it "the spiritual successor to Mark Z Danielewski's House Of Leaves", which I take as a huge compliment, being a real House Of Leaves fan.
B&N have also picked Sparks as one of their Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Books Of September 2016, alongside Alan Moore's mighty new Jerusalem tome! They also included the book in their feature Eight Speculative Works Narrated By Dead People.
Neither have Amazon US been slouches, exactly, when it comes to Sparks support. They've named it one of SFF's Best Books Of The Month - again alongside Jerusalem!
If you are already a Jack Sparks fan, or become one, I would really appreciate any help you can spare with spreading the word. Trust me, word of mouth makes such a huge difference, especially for a debut novel like this.
Here's a piece I wrote for Invasive/Star Wars: Aftermath author Chuck Wendig, over at his tremendous Terrible Minds site: Certainty In The Social Media Age
I also wrote about The Scariest Part of creating The Last Days Of Jack Sparks, for awesome Dying Is My Business author Nicholas Kaufmann
And here's a new interview I did about the book over at Paul Semel's site
Here's the book at Barnes & Noble in hardcover and for Nook, where you can also read a sample.
And here it is at Amazon US and Amazon Canada. Again, you can read a sample on those pages.
And finally, here it is at Indiebound
Hopefully Jack Sparks is about to find a whole new posthumous Stateside readership. Let's see...
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