Saturday, November 04, 2006
"Night Trains" is now available from Amazon and major bookshops
Read the first few chapters of the book
People are talking about "Night Trains":
Robert Ferrigno, the bestselling author of "Prayers for the Assassin": "Just finished Night Trains and my mind is reeling. What a marvelous and powerful book. I'm still turning things over, rereading the beginning and seeing where it will lead me. [Chrenkoff has] created something wonderful and unique... [The] material is so highly charged and evocative, and the characters so keyed to eternity... I think it will stay with readers long after they set it down."
Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit: "I'm about halfway through blogosphere legend Arthur Chrenkoff's new novel Night Trains, and so far it's terrific -- it's like a mixture of Harry Turtledove and Ken MacLeod. Is there anything he isn't good at?" And: "I finished Arthur Chrenkoff's new book last night. It's terrific, with an interesting twist on the grandfather paradox at the end."
Andrew Sullivan: "Chrenkoff re-emerges".
Lorie Byrd at Wizbang!: "I just started the book, but got a good enough start on it to get totally caught up in it." And: "I recommend it to anyone who likes history and science fiction thrillers... I decided to order a few to give as gifts since I enjoyed it so much."
Donald Sensing: "A thundering fine read. This novel is verbal quicksand - the longer you spend in it the more tightly it grips you until you feel impelled to keep reading... Night Trains is a perfect candidate for being made into a movie, and I hope it happens. I don’t read many novels these days, but this is one I am glad to have read."
INDC Journal: "Schindler's List meets the Polar Express. Very cool."
Sophie Masson, author of "Forest of Dreams" and "The Lady of Flowers": "Tense, witty, frightening and complex, Night Trains is both a gripping, edge-of-your-seat supernatural thriller and a haunting, intelligent exploration of reality, and how the past can continue not only to disturb but shape the future. Starting in a shared flat in a typical Australian city in an unremarkable present, it begins to shade first into the terrifying landscape of nightmare and madness, and then into the even greater terror of wartime Poland. Though it has the disturbance-of reality quality of an M.R. James or a Stephen King, Night Trains is startlingly original in its substance and its impact. And Arthur Chrenkoff has managed to pack more incident, character, and meaning into his short, punchy yet luxuriously vivid and sensual novella than many writers manage in twice the length. It is, quite simply, an unforgettable novel, with remarkable filmic qualities."
Clayton Cramer: "Chrenkoff is a better writer than [Orson Scott] Card (and Card isn't exactly a knuckle-dragger)... I found myself on the edge of my seat... Do you have to make a long plane flight somewhere?"
Peaktalk: "Chrenkoff's Return".
What would you do if you suddenly started seeing lights, people and trains that aren't supposed to be there?
What would you do if you were given a chance to help right one of the greatest wrongs of the last century?
What would you do if the price of the ticket was your sanity, your life, or even your soul?
For all inquiries email a_chrenkoff "at" hotmail.com
Following Glenn Reynolds' idea, I'm happy to sign your copy of "Night Trains", but no need to post me the whole book - instead just send me a bookplate or a sticker, a self-addressed return envelope, and an international reply coupon or an equivalent. Email me at the address above and I will provide you with my postal address.