The Men They Couldn’t Hang

While I was originally writing HATER in 2006, I got talking to Phil ‘Swill’ Odgers of the band The Men They Couldn’t Hang. One thing led to another and the end result was that the entire band made a brutal and unforgettable appearance in chapter 4 of the book!


David Moody / The Men They Couldn't Hang exclusive competition

To celebrate the re-publication of HATER and the fact that The Men They Couldn’t Hang will shortly be releasing a new album (visit www.tmtch.net for news of an EP and a tour announcement), we’ve combined forces to run an exclusive competition. Click here (before 30 April) and answer a very simple question for a chance to win one of three copies of the UK hardback edition of HATER, signed by both me and Swill!

Liberation Frequency

If you’re in London, try and pick up a copy of the new free magazine, LIBERATION FREQUENCY. With an initial run of 10,000 copies to be distributed through universities, music stores, clothing & fashion outlets, over and underground stations and selected bars and restaurants, the double-ended magazine takes a refreshingly original approach to covering the arts scene. ‘Liberation’ covers Indie music, rock, comedy, books and graphic novels. Flip the magazine over and ‘Frequency’ focuses on soul, jazz and R&B.

LiberationFrequency

I’m honoured that the publishers chose to feature HATER in their first issue, but that’s not the only reason I’m posting about the magazine here. Liberation Frequency demands your attention and it’s well worth hunting down a copy if you find yourself in London town!

Update: An extended version of my interview with LF is available here.

Quick update

Thanks to everyone who picked up a copy of HATER this week. Here’s a very quick round-up of a few bits of news.

I took part in the Page 69 test – click here for the results!

I’ve added a new page to this site for press clippings. You can access it from the sidebar or click here.

New reviews have been added to this page. Also, you can access these via the RSS feed in the sidebar.

Finally, you can now read chapter 4 of HATER at various sites around the web; Tor.com and Fangoria to name but two!