EMPIRE STATE reviewed in The Guardian

So while I was at the SFX Weekender (write-up here), Empire State was reviewed by Eric Brown in The Guardian, who said:

Christopher’s tightly plotted novel is a truly original debut that, while subtly referencing Orwell, Kafka, Marvel comics and Philip K Dick, manages to maintain its own distinctive tone – a genuine pathos and longing for something elusively *other*. Recommended.

Well… that’s… actually, I must admit to be slightly speechless over that review. The only reaction I can muster is: holy schnikes! The review appears online, and was on page 10 of the Review section in last Saturday’s print edition.

That and the review in The Financial Times and I’m one happy author! I think this calls for a celebratory tea and biscuits…