Tuesday, 18 November 2014

TWITTER - I HAVE SIGNED UP

I've heard many tales about Twitter from the disgruntled, and that it is a(nother) great sea of madness – in that case I may be able to contribute my own brand of dysfunction. But I have launched my black ship and it is bristling with pikes and cannon, skippered by a lunatic, navigated by a squid, and manned by devil clowns, so feel free to befriend me, board me, tweet me, advise me, or whatever the hell you do on there. It'll be a while before I understand how it works and until I am awarded a certificate of basic competency (tried to download the early learning centre version but it doesn’t exist).

The most off-putting thing for me has always been the word limit - even my shopping lists run to 120K words. Anyway, I have started as I mean to continue with a suggestion of intent: horror with occasional silliness. I will keep it clean and make sure that my black robes are tucked in.

https://twitter.com/AdamLGNevill

AN INTERVIEW WITH THE QUIETUS

"Sean Kitching speaks to horror novelist Adam Nevill about victim misogyny in horror films, picking apart the myths of history's notorious psychopaths in his latest book, No One Gets Out Alive, the literary brilliance of True Detective and not being the British Stephen King".

I really enjoyed taking part in this lengthy interview with Sean Kitching, over at The Quietus. Thanks in advance to anyone who checks it out.

Psychopaths, cult leaders, victims, the King, horror films – how my winter nights fly by!

http://thequietus.com/articles/16710-adam-nevill-horror-stephen-king-no-one-gets-out-alive-interview

Monday, 17 November 2014

N.O.G.O.A REVIEW ON STUDY PARANORMAL

Nice review to wake up to over at Study Paranormal:
 
"The author seems to have the ability to take gritty reality and shape it into something sinister and otherworldly. The story follows Stephanie, who, in desperation, hires a room in a less than desirable location. The landlord appears crazy, the property seems inhabited by something inhuman, and disembodied voices haunt the neglected hallways at night. All of this alone creates the ingredients for a scary story, but Nevill takes it further, exploring the psychological and emotional darkness that haunts our central character as she tries to survive the reality in which she finds herself."
 
In the darkness beneath my bed "they" skitter about with thanks, Fiona Dodwell.
 
 
 

Saturday, 15 November 2014

A NEW AUTHOR PAGE ON FACEBOOK

I've started an author page on Facebook, partly as a way of establishing some control over my name and books (quite surprised to realise that I can't have my own name on both Amazons or Wikipedia, or on here either - the L.G comes in handy). I've avoided one of these pages for five years due to time constraints and capacity - same reason that I am not yet on Twitter - but along with my participation on Good Reads, my Facebook personal page, my website and blog, I realised there was actually three minutes in each day in which I am not working or involved in child care, so have decided to annihilate such a decadent period of time by filling it with yet more media.

You can expect more mad pronouncements here, and more examples of my loathsome visage and news of the hideous books that I write, plus other stuff that I haven't even thought of yet. If you want to like the page I am here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Adam-Nevill/742591085788764

If you don't like it nothing will be held against you, though a file on you will be kept for administrative purposes in the Book of One Hundred Chapters.

HELLNOTE'S REVIEWS HOUSE OF SMALL SHADOWS

A most pleasing review of HOUSE OF SMALL SHADOWS at HELLNOTES: "Let’s just say fans of the weird will find plenty of old dolls, grotesque puppets, twisted taxidermy and even worse things. Yet it is the expanding cloak of inescapable dread that Nevill conjures, like a coffin lid slowly closing over the reader, that is most impressive, leaving one breathless and more than a little disturbed."

Inside the glass cabinet, the kittens all curtsey with thanks, David Wilbanks.

 
 

LITRO'S HORROR EDITION AVAILABLE NOW

The Horror edition of LITRO is out, edited by Dan Coxon. I have a short story inside: THE ANCESTORS. The magazine is free where available in London's galleries and museums.



JAMES EVERINGTON REVIEWS NO ONE GETS OUT ALIVE

The writer, James Everington's take on N.O.G.O.A and (the pitfalls of) haunted houses in horror:
 
"In the middle third of the novel there follows some of the most intense, emotionally brutal events in a horror that I've read for a long time. I won't give away too much, but suffice to say there's both human and supernatural horror here, and both are equal gripping and frightful. Nevill is always great writing about characters trapped either literally or metaphorically (see The Ritual and House Of Small Shadows) but even he has rarely put a character through the wringer as much as he does with Steph here."
 
Our cabbage-rose patterned curtains waft unnervingly with thanks ...