Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Author Interview - Gareth L. Powell

"SFX: Is it a very pulp-like story, larger than life, or is there something serious behind it all? What’s the theme of the story? I would call it a homage to pulp. It’s kind of like a modern-day Frankenstein. I even use a quote from Frankenstein at the beginning of the second part of the book, because it’s very much about that. There are three main characters we follow. There’s an ex journalist called Victoria, who is on the trail of a serial killer in London. There’s the Prince of Wales who wants to impress a young lady who’s just broken into a vivisection laboratory and freed some animals (they’ve gone on the run in France). And there’s the monkey himself. All three of those characters, through the course of the novel, discover how they all in some way are artificial creations, as opposed to the people they thought they were." 3.5 out of 5 http://www.sfx.co.uk/2012/12/17/author-interview-gareth-l-powell/