Joe Joyce Author of Echobeat

Sep 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Joyce Biographies, Tales of the Joyce Family

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Author Joe Joyce talks ‘Echobeat’ and beyond…

We sat down Joe Joyce for a chat about books, life lessons and his newest release; spy thriller Echobeat, sequel to the critically acclaimed Echoland (2013).
 
What book has made the strongest impression on you?
Many different books at different times. Probably the first was discovering Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms in a school library full of (to me, at the time) dreary 19th century novels and being amazed that someone could write with such immediacy.What is your favourite quotation?
“Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.” – E.L. DoctorowWho is your favourite fictional character?
Paul Christopher in Charles MacCarry’s spy novels.

What book has influenced you the most, either in life or in your writing?
See first answer.

What lessons have you learned about life from reading?
Life is full of conspiracies, but I know from journalism that it’s mainly full of cock-ups.

Which authors, living or dead, would you invite to your fantasy dinner party?
I’d like to find out if Oliver St John Gogarty (aka Buck Mulligan) was as sharp and witty as his contemporaries considered.

What is your favourite word?
Ah…

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