An Evening with Justin Cronin

14 September 2016 6:00pm

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Justin Cronin is heading to Dunedin this September: it's true!

Stephen King, master peddler of horror, said that Justin Cronin has "put the scare back into vampires" and gave the last volume in his compulsively readable post-apocalyptic vampire trilogy, an emphatic thumbs-up: “The City of Mirrors is a thrilling finale to a trilogy that will stand as one of the great achievements in American fantasy fiction.”

Cronin won an epic fan base with the preceding books, The Passage and The Twelve, the former spending three months on The New York Times bestseller list and flying off the shelves in over 40 countries. It won him comparisons with the likes of Cormac McCarthy, Michael Crichton, and Margaret Atwood.

The sweep of the trilogy’s 800,00-word, peril-pocked, finely calibrated storyline is staggering. Said one reviewer: “He is a storyteller on an epic George-R-R-Martin-plus-machine-guns-and-vampires scale whose second-best skill must be the construction of spreadsheets just to keep track of who is where, when and why, who they love, who they hate, and what they've got in their pockets.”

Come and see RNZ National’s Otago reporter, Ian Telfer, get the measure of the high-velocity, encyclopedic Cronin mind at 6pm, 14 September, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.

Tickets $15/$18 available at the University Book Shop.
Dunedin Public Art Gallery.

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