I hope by now you’ve had chance to read ISOLATION, and I hope you enjoyed it. Early reviews certainly have been reassuringly positive. Shadowlocked said “Isolation is a taut piece of character driven writing“, and BookBloke said “it’s a must have for zombie lovers, people who love gore and violence and people who love stories with exceptional characterisation“.
One thing you probably didn’t know, is that the park-keepers bungalow – the location where most of the action in ISOLATION takes place – actually exists. When we were planning the original short movie, I did a little location filming which you can see embedded below. It’s only a minute long, and it was filmed at completely the wrong time of year, but hopefully seeing where Keith and Anna make their last stand will enhance your enjoyment of the book.
This footage was, in fact, taken in a park near my parents’ house in Birmingham where I grew up. Like Keith, as a child I spent many days mucking around in the streams and fields in the park, building dens and hiding from imaginary monsters and aliens and the like. Fortunately for me, unlike Keith, all my monsters were make-believe.
Did you know that September 7th is Buy a Book Day? I didn’t either. It’s an initiative that’s been around for a couple of years now, and I for one hope it continues to grow. Even if you haven’t heard about it, why not pick up a new book anyway?
I know I’m biased, but here are a couple you might like to try…
James Herbert’s first novel in six years – ASH – is now available (as you may have noticed from my slightly over-excited posts recently). The cherry on the cake for me this week is that James was very happy with the way things went on Monday evening, so much so that I’ve been asked to host his next signing at Foyles in London on 18th September. I can’t wait. If you’re one of the lucky 150 who have tickets to the sell-out event, you’re in for a treat.
The book continues to get some great press. This week, Shadowlocked said: “For regular Moody readers, TRUST is the latest in a long line of thought provoking, intelligent novels, and a chance to see him stretch his wings outside of the AUTUMN and HATER universes. For new readers this is an ideal starting point to discover this major British talent who despite his innovations and successes of the last decade, you get the feeling is only just getting started.” Read the full review here.