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123 Wed May 31 2000 - 00:04:02
Comments: I agree with Ian that it's about writing rather than genre. Although I'm a fan of horror, that doesn't mean it's the only thing I read. It's actually refreshing for me if an author takes on another genre, that way it's not the same old thing all the time.
As an aside, I've just picked up Psychoville and can't wait to crack it open.
124 Tue May 30 2000 - 03:12:46
Comments: At the risk of sounding like a complete wanker - i think Masters of Terror is totally inappropriate. I enjoy the fact that CF's books encompass several genres. And was amused to see them under the Sci-Fi section at Borders. But then i am easily amused!
I suppose a title like Master of the MindFuck would be inappropriate?
I'm half way through Calabash and loving it.
125 Mon May 29 2000 - 21:56:58
Fullname: Ian Duff
Comments: `Calabash` was excellent. A definite return to form after the slightly disappointing `Soho Black` (which, however, does benefit from a second reading)
Personally, if I like an authors style, it doesn't matter what they write. e.g. Dan Simmons, Graham Masterton, George R.R. Martin.
Any plans for more books featuring that `matchless`(ho ho) pair of detectives Bryant & May, or are they both about ninety years old by now?
126 Mon May 29 2000 - 10:57:48
Fullname: Christopher Fowler
Comments: Hi, Christopher Fowler here with a quick poll:
This page is called 'Masters Of Terror' but how do you feel when authors like myself write non-'horror' novels such as 'Calabash'? Does it piss you off, or is it okay because you like the style anyway?
Your replies affect what I write.
127 Fri May 05 2000 - 17:09:15
Fullname: Martin Gray
Comments: The cover to Disturbia got my attention, the precis persuaded me to buy and I loved every minute. I could see it making an engaging movie - here's hoping.
(Great author pic, too - yeah, yeah, I'm totally shallow)
128 Thu April 27 2000 - 15:44:15
Fullname: Louise Elliott
Comments: Hi christopher,I met you at a signing in the dullest place in our fine country Norwich.You seemed utterly pissed off but I'm hoping you remember "promising" me a copy of "red bride" that i'm still being told is out of print.Well...i've finally got myself a computer,but lost your e mail address,so if you get this please find the time to mail me back,tell me that you remember the promise and i'll send my postal address. Yours in anticipation,
P.S.this e-mail may not be set up properly so you could also try firstname.lastname@example.org thanks Lx
129 Sun April 09 2000 - 18:58:29
Fullname: Number Six
Comments: It seems that Chris Fowlers most enduring work is How To Imitate Famous People, as everything else is available only in second hand bookstores. Ha Ha Ha.
130 Fri April 07 2000 - 14:11:06
Fullname: Tapio Tinnemeyer
Comments: Hello, this is Tapio Tinnemeyer from Wolfsburg, Germany. I am a student in the 12th form and i am supposed to analyse one of your short stories for an important paper.
For this topic i have chosen your "Looking for Bolivar".
At first I would like to offer you compliments. I like your style of writing very much and think that I will go on reading your stories.
If you do not mind, I would like to ask you some questions:
1. Obviously you mainly write horror and fantasy stories. I noticed that you have written your "Looking for Bolivar" in a different style. Could you tell me why you have changed the genre for this particular story?
2. It would be very interesting to learn if the characters in the story are completely fictitious? Or does "Looking for Bolivar" even have some autobiographical elements?
3. I would be very glad, if you could tell me where I can find detailed information about your way of life ( unfortunately, I was not able to find any, for example: cities you grew up, schools you attended, etc. ).
131 Sun April 02 2000 - 17:31:57
Fullname: Gina Mitchell
Comments: A few weeks ago I picked up three of your novels. I was very impressed with Soho Black--definitely not what I expected! I like the twists in it and the humor. I've begun Disturbia and hope to get to Darkest Day soon. I look forward to reading more of your work.
132 Sun February 20 2000 - 14:36:02
Fullname: Christopher Fowler
Comments: To everyone who has been asking me about film developments lately, here's an update:
Roofworld is scripted and awaiting production from Marc Samuelson, who made 'Wilde' with Stephen Fry. 'Psychoville' has been scripted by its director, although as I'm not happy about the choice of director, I'd better keep my mouth shut on this one for a little while longer. 'Disturbia' has been scripted for director Jake ('Plunkett & Macleane') Scott, to shoot late summer. Oh, and the next book out after 'Calabash' on May 4th will be 'Flare Guns'.
More to follow...
133 Sun January 23 2000 - 04:51:17
Fullname: Sally Jane Whetton
Comments: Hello Chris....At last, a way to communicate to you. I have been a fan and avid reader of your work since Roofworld in 1988. As a Brit living in the US, I'm having many problems getting hold of your works and keeping up with your new publicatons...my family are under strict instructions not to visit from the UK unless they bring your new book along :-)....I have been hearing rumours since 1988 of Roofworld coming to the big screen, is this true? If so, promise me to oversee it and ensure it retains it's dark edge. I have an image of it in my mind, as I'm sure all who've read it have, and I'd hate that to be ruined by Hollywood. I'm sure we can all trust you. Good luck with everything. And big thanks for keeping me awake at nights! Sally
134 Sat January 15 2000 - 22:13:04
Fullname: Gina-Maria Douglas
I've just read on one of the web pages I come across on my travels that a few of your novels have or will be made into films.
Being from the U.K. can you tell what and where they were shown or when they will be released over here please? It would be so interesting to see the stories come to life other than through my own imagination!
I find I loose myself in every book of yours that I read (I've got through 3 this week alone!) I can honestly say I've never enjoyed reading anybodies bokks as much as I do yours. My friends think I have a very vivid and morbid imagination but I love the books!
When is the new one being released?
135 Tue January 11 2000 - 12:28:33
Fullname: Gee Shanley
Comments: Dear Sir:
I have been searching for information on you and your work. I found your book one day in a favorite book store and I fell in love with the cover and the man on it. I just had to have the book. When I read it I was hooked like I have never been before. Yes, the book was Spanky. I have that book standing on my desk so I can see it each day. I would like to know How I can get the book signed. That is my one desire at this time. I will work on that until the day I die. I found some information on you today that led me to this board. I found the book Rune this past weekend. But as you know he in America it is had to find your book in stores. I will keep looking and reading. You are such an interesting man. Pleae tell me more about Spanky and the guy on the cover of it. Also plese tell me if there is a way to get my book signed?
Thank you for writing such wonderful books. I look forward to hearing from you and reading as many books of yours as I can get my hands on.
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