Charlie Higson is Infected!

Filed under: Charlie Higson on Jul 20, 2009 at 4:23 pm

To promote his latest novel, The Enemy, author Charlie Higson stars in a trailer where he introduces the plot of the novel, but essentially dies or ‘evolves’ from the infection he speaks of. The trailer can currently be viewed only at the Times Online to my knowledge. (Update: On the official website now too)

“Having spent five years writing straight thrillers for kids I was tempted to try another genre. I wanted to see if I could write something frightening. I thought I owed it to the children of Britain to scare the living daylights out of them. We all need to be scared. It’s good for the soul. And kids need to be scared as much as adults. We all grew up with fairy tales. I don’t remember any fairies in them, but I do remember child-eating ogres, child-eating witches, child-eating stepmothers, and plucky little guys getting their revenge, be they Hansel and Gretel or Jack The Giant Killer.”

Looks cool to me. I’m throwing it down on my ridiculously long “books to read” list.

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Comment by han

Made Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 11:34 am

it’s up on the official site now, too…