by September on Jul 24, 2013 at 10:38 am
Thank you so much to all who entered our competition to win this rare uncorrected proof copy of I AM PILGRIM. The winner is…*drum roll please*…
Thank you once again for entering our competition. If you weren’t a winner this time than fear not! The awesome team @DeadGoodBooks are giving away 5 finished copies of this breathtaking crime-thriller. Enter here.
It’s the book we’ve been talking about for a VERY VERY long time. I AM PILGRIM is finally here and available to buy online and from bookshops near you. From the moment Terry Hayes’ manuscript landed on our editor’s desk to the second it was placed in our hands for the whole of Transworld towers to enjoy, we’ve been unable to stop talking about it. Seriously, I AM PILGRIM is beyond good. It’s insanely good. It’s bloody brilliant, that’s what it is.
Terry Hayes, is not only a hugely talented former journalist and screenwriter, he is also a superb and incredibly modest writer. Oh, and he is completely lovely too. Born in Sussex, England, he migrated to Australia as a child and trained as a journalist at the country’s leading broadsheet. At twenty-one he was appointed North American correspondent, based in New York, and after two years returned to Sydney to become an investigative reporter, political correspondent and columnist.
Terry resigned to produce a prominent current affairs radio program and a short time later, with George Miller, wrote the screenplay for Road Warrior/Mad Max 2. He also co-produced and wrote Dead Calm, the film which launched Nicole Kidman’s international movie career, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome and a large number of TV movies and mini-series – including Bodyline and Bangkok Hilton – two of which received international Emmy nominations. In all, he has won over twenty film or television awards.
After moving to Los Angeles Terry worked as a screen-writer on major studio productions. His credits include Payback with Mel Gibson, From Hell, starring Johnny Depp, and Vertical Limit with Chris O’Donnell. He has also done un-credited writing on a host of other movies including Reign of Fire, Cliffhanger and Flightplan, starring Jodie Foster.
I Am Pilgrim is Terry’s first novel and I implore you to read it. Here’s just some of the praise I AM PILGRIM has received already:
“Rendition yourself into a pulsating thriller that never lets up as it carries the hero and the reader on an ever more desperate race between time and an all too plausible disaster for the world we live in. Great nail-biting stuff!” Robert Goddard
“As relevant as today’s headlines. A scary trip through the shadowy world of international espionage. Just hope that Pilgrim is on our side. Terrific. No, on second thoughts, better than terrific.” Mark Timlin
“I Am Pilgrim takes the modern spy novel and pushes it screaming and kicking into the twentieth-first century. With a stunning sense of plot, beautifully detailed writing, huge ambition and even huger talent, Hayes has produced one of the most memorable novels of recent times. This is a frightening, pulse-pounding journey into the future of terrorism and the brave new world we’ve been ushered into. Amazingly assured and complex, this is one of the best debut novels I’ve ever read.” Stav Sherez
“A rollicking, yet thoughtful spy thriller which looks set to become a summer blockbuster… [I Am Pilgrim] has plenty of action, but at its heart the drama is cerebral and rich in character, a battle of wills and intellect which is more George Smiley than Jason Bourne” Tom Tivnan, The Bookseller
“Terry Hayes’ I AM PILGRIM delivers smart, compelling and wildly inventive storytelling, told on an ambitious scale with total command. A masterful novel and a terrific read.” Chris Ewan, author of SAFE HOUSE
So, let’s get down to the nitty gritty shall we? We’re giving away one uncorrected proof copy of I AM PILGRIM to one lucky winner. The advanced review copies of I AM PILGRIM boast a variety of different designs from a DVD box set imitation to an age restricted cover design – this particular proof copy up for grabs is the age restricted design version, and it’s awesome.
To be in with a chance of winning, simply fill in the blank below in the comment box:
Terry Hayes, alongside George Miller, wrote the screenplay for _________
The winner will be picked at random and announced on our blog on Wednesday 31st July 2013.
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