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Mark Kirkbride

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My novel Satan’s Fan Club (formerly The Devil's Fan Club) is now available on Amazon, published by Omnium Gatherum.

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favourite books

Troubles, Sons and Lovers, The Catcher in the Rye, The Cement Garden, The Secret History, Ghostwritten, Cloud Atlas, Border Crossing, Jude the Obscure, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, The Mayor of Casterbridge, The Return of the Native, By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept, The Corrections, Ratner's Star, 1974, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1984, A Handful of Dust, Bright Lights, Big City, Fight Club, Less Than Zero, Crash, Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, The White Hotel, The Grapes of Wrath, Germinal, The Body, The Sound and the Fury, A Clockwork Orange, The Road, Success, Money, London Fields, Time's Arrow, High Fidelity, Disgrace.

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http://www.markkirkbride.com     http://www.facebook.com/pages/Satans-Fan-Club/2293

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nautaV wrote 6 hours ago

Thank you for understanding, dear Mark! In a physical sense I'm okay ....

nautaV wrote 3 days ago

Hi Mark, And, Yes, I am in Ukraine and more specifically - in Russi....

punkandwhat wrote 28 days ago

Hi mark. If you get a chance I would appreciate your opinion on my ....

Amy Smith wrote 30 days ago

Hi Mark I'm really pleased to hear your book is close to being publi....

nautaV wrote 47 days ago

Dear Mark, I'm really happy for you. I'll try to get to Amason and l....

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I wrote 634 days ago

Lovely short pitch - undercutting expectations with that 'gratuitous violence' - and a subtle but very effective hook early on in the book ('obviously they did not know what the ingredients were') that keeps you reading on to the meat of the matter. After that, you’re off and running. One of the bes... view book

I wrote 775 days ago

Hi Val, I read Escape tonight and throughly enjoyed it. It shows masterful control, as we wonder if she's in on the deception or not, and I loved the way her dreams dovetailed with his. There's also some really deep thought simply expressed, which is personally what I turn to literature for. I'm ... view book

I wrote 776 days ago

Hi Laura, I read the first chapter tonight. Wow, this is really visceral writing. I liked the word 'killable' and the line about 'supernatural winds and the aroma of death' in the pitch. And I loved the fact they're all in Halloween costumes, then suddenly pitched into their own nightmare. I foun... view book

I wrote 786 days ago

I made a start tonight and am mightily impressed. Firstly, the pitch is fantastic, actually doing the job of getting the reader to want to read the book. And Asphodel's lust for power, for godhead, is extremely well realised, with the necessarily expostion deftly woven into the narrative. I also tho... view book

I wrote 789 days ago

This has exactly the right mixture of the familiar and the unexpected - hi-tech sleighs, banana-loving/dangerous-sports-club reindeers and NASA co-operation - to keep children (um, and adults) entertained to the highest degree... at any time of year. I read chapter 1 tonight and look forward to read... view book

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