Christopher Farnsworth

Author of Blood Oath, The Eternal World, and Killfile

Category: Mixed Reviews (page 1 of 3)

Idols, American and Otherwise

I need to say thanks for some truly terrific endorsements of the books. The first one you might have seen already (he said, not boasting at all) was in Entertainment Weekly. Actress, singer and “American Idol” winner Jordin Sparks said she was reading THE PRESIDENT’S VAMPIRE this summer. So I got that going for me, which is all right.

“The words ‘bug fuck crazy’, one sometimes feels, get bandied about too often by careless reviewers, yet I feel no hesitation in applying them to Christopher Farnsworth’s remarkably screwy series of thrillers featuring Cade, the titular President’s Vampire.”
The word “genius” is used as well, and as flattering as that is, I have to say that what I love most about the review is how much it resonates with my own ideas for Cade (which are, admittedly, bug-fuck crazy). I’ve said it before, but I wanted to put into a book everything that I loved and wanted to read. Tidhar also noted exactly the same weak points that still make me wince about my writing and my characters, which was, in a weird way, an even bigger compliment. I’m glad he saw past its flaws. Though I’m not sure I can live up to such high praise, I am really grateful.
I’m also especially grateful because Tidhar got several other people to pick up the books — like the legendary Beau Smith, he’s a hell of a salesman — and one of them was Nick Harkaway. I’ve written before about my admiration for Harkaway’s novels The Gone-Away World and Angelmaker, so I was giddy as a schoolgirl to see he was reading my stuff.
 All of this is a long, self-promoting way of saying I have great readers, and a I’m very lucky guy. Thanks.

CADE 2012: This Is The Day

People have been wishing me “Happy Release Day” all morning. Although that might sound like a special form of massage or what you hear when you get out of prison, it actually means that today is the day you can buy RED, WHITE, AND BLOOD at your friendly neighborhood bookseller.

So if you’ve been coming to this blog and somehow missed my relentless self-promotion, here’s a little more.

Once more, here’s a stalker-friendly list of places I’ll be signing the book.

And remember, snap a pic of yourself with the book (or the screen of your e-reader) and you can get a free hat. Details here.

And thank you all, once again, for supporting and reading my weird books. I really do appreciate it.

CADE 2012: Reviews and Interviews

More good news and reviews for RED, WHITE, AND BLOOD:

The Latest News

I’m winging my way to Seattle for tonight’s reading and signing, but here are some articles to keep you entertained until I get back.



“Don’t Ask — Just Buy It!”

We’re just six days from the release date of THE PRESIDENT’S VAMPIRE (available everywhere from G.P. Putnam’s Sons on April 28). That means this blog will set the phasers on shill for the next few weeks. Seriously, it’s going to be like a used-car dealership around here. You’ve been warned.

And now, more news in shameless self-promotion:

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