It is the tragic history of Alfie Lime.
Bad things happen to good people.
An act sends poor old Alfie into the dark & surreal underbelly of Paris.
He meets some colourful characters.
PDB: Which books, films or television shows have floated your boat recently?
Plowing my way through A Song Of Fire & Ice series, which is completely engrossing & been digging a lot of China Miéville.
KILL LIST definitely needs another spin. Not before doing any DIY though.
TAKE SHELTER was a phenomenal piece of cinema.
Recently enjoyed HANNA too, oh & talking of spy flicks watched Funeral In Berlin again.
As for TV, well, I watch the American stuff for the drama & since The Wire‘s done, then Breaking Bad has got me by the balls.
For comedy, I’ve been chuckling my way through Trailer Park Boys & Garth Meranghi’s Dark Place.
Oh, & the new BBC Sherlock is fun.
PDB: Is it possible for a writer to be an objective reader?
Absolutely. I don’t read to judge, I read because I enjoy reading. I’m no academic. If something floors me, it’s NOT because of their use of the subjunctive.
PDB: Do you have any interest in writing for films, theatre or television?
Would bloody love to. Never been asked.
PDB: How much research goes into each book?
Well, for the last, seeing as Alfie was a journo, I thought I’d better ask one how he approaches this & that. So,Chris Rhatigan was kind enough to put up with my pestering.
As for the rest, well, I live in the suburbs of Paris & have wandered its streets quite a few times. All the other stuff is just pure interest & fascination. Fortean phenomena, gnosticism & conspiracy theories … what’s not to like?!
I know it’s important & I do try but often I just can’t be arsed with it. There’s not enough time in the day, too many books to read, movies to watch, ideas to play with.
I’m a shit self-publicist.
PDB: What’s on the cards in 2012?
PULP METAL MAGAZINE will keep on putting stuff out when I get ’round to it & will probably go quarterly as of the next issue.