A few more reviews

A few more reviews have popped up and they're really pleasing.

The most exciting is from The Book Trust, an organisation I have the utmost respect for.

"This is a truly exceptional debut novel from Jamie Mollart. It delves into the polished, manipulative world of corporate advertising and the corruption and exploitation it glosses over, a world only those with no empathy can succeed in. James is a selfish, smarmy character yet you cling to the hope he will be saved. The chapters swing from his incarceration in a psychiatric hospital to the months leading up to his climatic breakdown, creating a deep atmosphere of foreboding that will grip you to the end. This sure to be one of the big hits of 2015, and deservedly so."

The full review can be seen here:

http://www.booktrust.org.uk/books/view/34376

 

Another nice one came in from Book Oxygen.

"The journey may be somewhat exhausting, but it feels worthwhile, and we don’t lose hope that there will be a happy ending to this human and psychological thriller."

The full review can be found here:

http://bookoxygen.com/?p=5942

 

 

The first reviews are in...

And thankfully they're both good ones!

It's a very strange experience letting your first book out into the world, I reckon pretty much like sending your child to school for the first day.

The first was by Bookhugger and they even made it their book of the month, something I'm very grateful for as the book before was last year's Booker prize winner.

http://www.nudge-book.com/blog/bookhugger/2015/04/03/the-zoo-by-jamie-mollart/

 

And the second was in the Bookseller's consumer website We Love This Book...

http://www.welovethisbook.com/reviews/the-zoo

 

The Zoo is here!

It's been a crazy couple of weeks, The Zoo is finally here.

I've been interviewed by a number of radio stations, something which I thoroughly enjoyed. They are available on iplayer for a while here, but if you're reading this in the future you'll probably get errors!

Radio Leicester -  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02mw07y

Radio Ulster -  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05nv4r4

Radio Nottingham -  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02n5h45#auto

The book and the trailer

It's in my hand!

What an amazing feeling! The first ARC copies are here and I can hold them in my hand. They look fantastic, the publishers have done a great job on the book and the cover has a real iconic feel to it. 

In what is turning out to be a very exciting week my book trailer is complete and live on youtube. You can watch it here. 

I have to thank Dan, Ritchie and Jon for all the hard work they put in on making it look so cool!

The launch date is getting very close now, so I'm sure lots more exciting things will happen, but this week has been hard to beat...

The Zoo is on the Amazon Rising Star 2015 list

Every year Amazon produce a list of what they consider will be the best debuts in that year.  I'm hugely proud to say that 'The Zoo' has been chosen in the April releases for 2015. 

The list last year included some books which I personally really admire including "All That is Solid Melts into Air" and "The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair", so "The Zoo" is in some illustrious company.