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Author Topic: "Disturbia" by Christopher Fowler  (Read 31101 times)
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« on: March 25, 2008 »

Christopher Fowler describes himself as an 'author of urban unease', a statement with which I fully agree.

Born and bred in the Thorne badlands of Kentish Town, North London, he is an astonishingly prolific writer of novels, films, and short stories. Fowler is probably best known for his Bryant and May series and his short-story collections, but three of his stand-alones are currently in film development. His work is hard to define as being of a particular genre -  mystery, crime, horror and dark comedy, and sometimes all four at once.

Disturbia is one of my favourites. Fowler is always drawn to the dark side of human nature and his obvious affection for London, past and present with all her quirks, beauty, ugliness, history and cruelty make the city a major character in this book.

For me it has everything Ė good guys, bad guys, guys that youíre not sure about, a fantastic (in all senses of the word) storyline, a cracking pace, believable characters, entertaining and original. Iíve always loved London and its history, but the weird and wonderful facts, rituals and traditions that Fowler writes about make this book all the more intriguing.

Iím looking forward to hearing what you think, warts and all, and although I know some of you have read Fowler before, I hope to introduce him to a few more.

Let discussion commence on Thursday April 24th!

RC x


(Available on all good Amazon / Amazon UK websites from 50p!)


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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2008 »

Just off to Amazon - intriguing choice RC, count me in.
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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2008 »

Great write up R.C x
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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2008 »

I'm in! ...and even more so because of your excellent intro Carol. Consider my appetite whetted
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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2008 »

New one to me too carol, thanks for a great intro, and being the first to launch the members choice.  Smiley x

 Just ordered mine on Amazon for 7p 
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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2008 »

Oddly enough Clair had just recommended Christopher Fowler's Bryant and May series for my mom to read, although I've never read him, so this will be a first for me.

I had to order it from Canada though to get a new one, mainly because I didn't want to spend the time looking into the secondary sellers on Amazon.  For the first time it's going to be more expensive getting a book from Canada.

*wanders off muttering about the lousy US dollar.
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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2008 »

Looks interesting RC - I'll seek it out!!  (and nice intro indeed).
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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2008 »

Being at work, today, I missed the delivery of a "packet that would not fit through my letterbox".

I strongly suspect that it could contain the April BOTM.... Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2008 »

Just finished it. Looking forward to the discussion.
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« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2008 »

Just finished it. Looking forward to the discussion.
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You've got a helping hand from your companion in the picture, haven't you, Jez?  Wink

Seriously, my package was, indeed, said book.  Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2008 »

Just finished it. Looking forward to the discussion.
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I thoroughly approve x
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« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2008 »

Better get my a into g and see about the book, time is going so quickly!!!!!
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« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2008 »

Just finished it. Looking forward to the discussion.
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I thoroughly approve x
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« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2008 »

Finished this today and am so looking forward to the chat! Although, has anyone else spotted the error of page 76?
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« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2008 »

I'm still waiting for my copy to arrive! Weve got til 24th right?
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