Friday, November 09, 2012

What is Matthew Costello reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Matthew Costello, author of Home.

His entry begins:
Having read an immense amount of fiction, now -- I tend to not read fiction.

Since it seems like I am always writing fiction of one sort or the other, whether novels, games, or scripts…I seek my escape in non-fiction. Part of the reason is that when I read fiction I tend to compare and contrast, slipping into work mode. (He/she does that better than I do, or…just the opposite.)

I'm currently enjoying The General: Charles De Gaulle and the France He Saved by Jonathan Fenby and Hitler's Hangman: The Life of Heydrich by Robert Gerwarth. But the book I most loved recently is the amazing biography of...[read on]
About Home, from the publisher:
Besieged and attacked, a mother and her children must escape a post-apocalyptic nightmare world of cannibals and betrayal

Jack Murphy thought he’d found the perfect escape for his family from a world gone horribly mad. He thought wrong. Matthew Costello's Home begins mere minutes after the terrible sacrifice made by Jack to save his family at Paterville Camp. Barely escaping, Jack’s wife, Christie, and two children, Kate and Simon, must accept that their lives and their future have changed forever.

In this intimate and human survivalist horror story, the three of them will face even greater dangers, as well as yet-unknown horrors, to simply stay alive as together they search for a road “home” in this intense and original postapocalyptic thriller.
Learn more about the book and author at Matthew Costello's website.

Costello is an award-winning novelist, screenwriter and video game writer. His best-selling video games include The 7th Guest, Doom 3 and Pirates of the Caribbean. His horror novel, Beneath Still Waters, was filmed by Lionsgate. He also has written episodes and created TV formats for PBS, Disney, SyFy, and the BBC.

The Page 69 Test: Home.

Writers Read: Matthew Costello.

--Marshal Zeringue