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In this week’s download Graham chats to author Anthony Horowitz about his latest novel Oblivion and answers questions from fans. Click the play button below to listen to the podcast. The segment with Anthony starts at about 18 minutes.
From the BBC website:No comments
I read somewhere that you feel Oblivion to be the best book you have written. What is it about Oblivion that makes it so special for you?
Partly, it’s the characters. I think Pedro, the Peruvian street urchin, and Scott, the American twin who sells out and goes bad are two of the most interesting and well-drawn characters I’ve ever created. Partly it’s the amount of action I’ve managed to pack into the book which takes place all over the world with volcano eruptions, drug lords, slave markets, battles on the ice etc, etc. But above all, I think the book is my most personal. It has something – vaguely – to say. That may not matter to you but it matters to me.
There’s also a full spoiler-free review of Oblivion here:8 comments
Anthony’s Sherlock Holmes book The House of Silk has been featured on the Richard and Judy Book Club.
From the Review:
“As to the story… well, if Conan Doyle could come back from the grave (something that as a firm believer in spiritualism and the power of mediums, he often threatened to do) he would certainly give Horowitz a warm, if spectral, handshake.”
“Horowitz spins an ever-more dramatic and dangerous story. What begins as a puzzle swiftly becomes a mystery with deeply sinister overtones. As Holmes and Watson become immersed in their investigations, they begin to hear the whispered words ‘the House of Silk’… what does the phrase mean? What links London’s foggy streets with the violent underworld that seethes in the American city of Boston?
This is quite simply one of the best detective mysteries I have read for a long time. Congratulations, Mr Horowitz. Can we have another one please?”
Hear Anthony talk about the book and his love of Conan Doyle’s originals in the Bookclub podcast:3 comments