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Cardiff BookTalk Feb 11
Our third speaker of the evening is , discussing constructions of masculinity in .
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Emma Welton | damppebbles.com 📚 Jan 22
What crime authors are saying about "They took on all the organisation of the tour – I can’t imagine how it could have been easier or smoother from an author’s point of view. Emma Welton was a godsend." author of . Thanks Gary.
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Cardiff BookTalk Feb 11
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Hannah draws parallels between the construction of masculinity in and the film noire genre.
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Cardiff BookTalk Feb 11
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Gary tells us was the result of a conversation with his publisher (mainly wanting a fast novel to sell lots!) It is the total opposite of the huge, 10yrs-in-the-making novel that had come before and was instead written in a mere 3wks!
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Cardiff BookTalk Feb 11
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Gary ends his talk about the evolution and writing process of emphasising that writing should be something enjoyable — he also tells us he is now in the process of planning his third novel, so look out for that! 👀
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Jane Roberts Feb 26
VERY excited to see that the fantastic has a BOOK BABY arriving shortly! If his stunning debut and this cover blurb are anything to go by, I suggest you think about ORDERING A COPY soon! 💘📖👌🥂🎊xxx
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Cardiff BookTalk Feb 11
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While the beginning of is an homage to Grahame Greene’s , the final scene references .
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Cardiff BookTalk Feb 11
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Gary tells us he lived in Cyprus for a hazy period towards the end of the 00s (reflecting the hazy, timeless feeling of ) and as such, all the characters are based on people he actually met.
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Cardiff BookTalk Feb 11
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Mentioning the recent NYT article about , Fiona (an *actual* scholar of Patricia Highsmith) suggests that Mallory is the we deserve of the modern age, and she asks Gary how much of himself is reflected in the narrator of ?
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Elena Schmitz Jul 3
Totally agree (at Smith's in Paddington)... 👌👌👌
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OnTheShelfBooks Nov 1
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Reading Selfishly Oct 29
This Wednesday sees my turn on In the meantime, find out what these brilliant bloggers have been saying about this intriguing novel already...
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Wales Arts Review Sep 7
"It’s so rare to read a contemporary fiction that somehow expresses the hovering presence of mythical truths behind the more squalid posturings [...] of the everyday actual." - Jim Perrin on 's new novel, .
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Mary Picken Oct 25
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Gary Raymond Nov 9
Thanks to all those amazing bloggers who took part in the for - so many amazing things written about my book in the last month, it's been amazing to see it all unfold. I am in awe of the whole parade.
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Cardiff BookTalk Jan 31
See what 's Jeff Noon had to say about Gary Raymond's back in June 2018! Then get your tickets for our February event on Eventbrite 🎟
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Siôn Tomos Owen Sep 4
Read by published by on a gallop while on holidays. Felt like Ian McEwan’s Comfort in Strangers in parts, Chandler in tone & the Greek classics in essence. A crackin read
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Elena Schmitz Feb 11
Thoroughly enjoyable evening courtesy of , examining literary crime thrillers and ’s exciting novel . Who knew so many men who smoke pipes had an influence on the novel?
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Cardiff BookTalk Feb 11
We start the night with a few questions from our very own for Gary, beginning with whether he sees any connections between his first novel and
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Cardiff BookTalk Feb 11
Welcome back, BookTalkers, for our first exciting event of 2️⃣0️⃣1️⃣9️⃣❗️ Tonight we’re taking you deep into the world of the literary thriller & we are lucky enough to be joined by author for a discussion of his novella, 📖💬
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