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The thematic bucket of vomit that I’ve been chained to since I was about 9 is the moral complexity of anti-heroism. I have always been…
‘Luther’ is absolutely a monster-of-the-week show. Although it’s post-watershed and is rendered in intense graphic novel-style images, it’s inspiration is not that different from ‘Doctor…
It’s perceived as an accolade to be published as a ‘literary’ writer, but, actually, it’s pompous and it’s fake. Literary fiction is often nothing more…
I wrote ‘Mr. In-Between’ very quickly when I was about 23. I wrote the penultimate chapter, then realised I’d done something which was written to…
I was writing novels at eight. It was a science fiction epic, which went by the unimprovable title of ‘Another Kind of Warrior.’ I’d write…
I love to see heroes who fuel some kind of moral furnace inside them, who are driven to take on the evils of the world,…
I love ghost stories, and I also have a great fondness and love for ‘Quatermass,’ which in many ways is the show that preceded ‘Doctor…
I had a complicated life until I was 25. I was born in Bristol and was brought up by my mum and my stepfather in…
Writing a novel is an intense and lonely business, but you have the reward at the end of a very direct dialogue between you and…
I don’t get on with novelists, don’t enjoy their company. Once you’ve worked for a publisher, you understand the species, see them in their natural…
The fictional character with whom I most profoundly identified was Yossarian in Catch-22. Always did, still do.
I’d always read omnivorously and often thought much literary fiction is read by young men and women in their 20s as substitutes for experience.
I am very interested in theology. In fact, my first degree was in theology, so it’s something that interests me greatly.
People often express surprise that I’m not a psychopath. But it’s not about what I want to do to other people, it’s that I’m scared…
To kind of go through life not caring is a spectacular attribute. It’s one I wish I had.
What I love about Indiana Jones is he always bites off slightly more than he can chew. The guy he’s fighting is always slightly tougher…
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