Thursday, 26 March 2009

Joe Hunter is Big Down Under - Ooh-er, missus!

Just thought that I'd share this review with you all, written by Todd Griffiths, an influential publisher from Hachette Australia.


I'm about twenty pages shy of finishing Dead Men’s Dust and I’m loving it. It’s about a thousand times better than I expected from past dabbles in the genre. Joe is a complex three dimensional character and the way Hilton explores the subtle but crucial differences between a sociopathic killer who has killed many with pleasure and a conscience ridden soldier who has killed even more but with a troubled moral self is nuanced and insightful in a way that belies the brief brutal bursts of “Bourne...” movie violence that punctuate the book. I can’t imagine someone could read a book in this genre after reading this and not find “Dead Men’s Dust” a superior book in every important way.
Regards,
Todd Griffiths
Hachette Australia


My whole-hearted thanks go to Todd for his inspiring words.

5 comments:

Col Bury said...

How much did you pay him, Matt?
That's a first class review, mate. If Joe's that big down under then I'm sure the Aussie girls will love him!

Matt Hilton said...

I hope so.
News just in - I think they're going to release DMD in OZ on 23rd April 2009 just in time for Oz father's day. Can't wait to share the publicity campaign stuff - it looks marvelous.
I'll put a proper blog on when it's confirmed.

Matt Hilton said...

Col, didn't catch the double entendre first time round. Silly me, and I started it too.

Col Bury said...

Ooh, Matron.
And why do the Aussies get DMD before us?
I may get a flight there so I can buy a copy.

Matt Hilton said...

It came as a surprise to me and my editor as well. I think it's all about marketing. Never mind, it will give me a good indicator of how well the book is doing prior to it going out here or in the States.