Mad Max movies blazed Terry Hayes’ path to I Am Pilgrim novel! VIDEO

Today’s Guest: Writer Terry Hayes, author of the globe-trotting spy novel I Am Pilgrim (on sale May 27, 2014) as well as two Mad Max movies with Mel Gibson, The Road Warrior and Beyond Thunderdome, as well as From Hell, and Dead Calm.

 

Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with writer Terry Hayes, author of the globe-trotting spy novel I Am Pilgrim as well as Mad Max movies such as The Road Warrior and Beyond Thunderdome, as well as From Hell, and Dead Calm by clicking on the video player above!

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I Am Pilgrim: A Thriller by Terry Hayes, Mr. Media Interviews

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[amazon_link id=”1439177724″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ][/amazon_link]You can be forgiven if your first thought upon seeing – or picking up – Terry Hayes’ first novel, I Am Pilgrim, is that it’s going to be less a soaring adventure than a hefty paperweight.

But I’m here to tell you that, at 612 pages, it is worth every minute of lifting and reading that you’ll invest in getting from the first page to the last.

It’s that good.

TERRY HAYES podcast excerpt: “Pilgrim is a guy who longs for love. But like so many people, he’s not quite sure how to find it. He says at one point in the book that he wants to walk along a beach with somebody that he can love and not think about how far a sniper rifle can fire. Not the fact you’re dead before you even hear the sound.”

You can LISTEN to this interview with writer TERRY HAYES, author of I AM PILGRIM and screenwriter of MAD MAX: THE ROAD WARRIOR, MAD MAX: BEYOND THUNDERDOME, FROM HELL, and DEAD CALM, by clicking the audio player above!

This is the stuff of traditional page-turners: rugged action, globe-trotting adventure, and can’t-wait-to-see-how-it-ends suspense.

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[amazon_link id=”B00BLRXDTQ” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ][/amazon_link]Not that the cinematic nature of this intense spy thriller is by accident; author Hayes has some pretty impressive film credits to his name, including three with actor Mel Gibson: Payback, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, and Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome, as well as From Hell starring Johnny Depp, and Dead Calm, with Nicole Kidman.

TERRY HAYES: “Not only have I worked on three movies that were made with Mel Gibson, I worked on three others that weren’t. I’ve been through very intense experiences with him. It’s a very complex relationship. I would feel less of myself were I to join the pile-in on him. I’ve never, ever experienced — in the countless hours we spent together — any of the things which have occasioned him to be criticized publicly… There are things that supersede career moves: friendship, loyalty… Do I think I could work with him again? If he was in the right mental space and it was a great project? That’s a possibility. Do I want to sustain lots of prejudiced thoughts? No — life’s too short.”

What’s noteworthy about Hayes’ career—besides the fact he worked with Gibson during the rise of the actor’s career—is that as far as IMDB goes, Hayes fell off the face of the earth after writing From Hell in 2001. That, of course, was 13 years ago.

Did he spend an entire decade writing I Am Pilgrim? If so, it was worth it. But don’t worry – I’ll ask.

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TERRY HAYES: “If it’s boring, I’ve failed. If it holds your interest for 600 pages, that’s great value for money.”

 



 


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