Craig McLay – update on a new novel

Craig McLay was first featured on Reading Recommendations almost exactly two years ago to the day, in Jan. 2015. He’s back now to tell us about a recently published novel.

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Don’t Tell Me How It Ends
by Craig McLay
Genre: Fiction, Contemporary Novel, Humour

The author of the hilarious and award-winning international bestsellers Village Books and The International Cinema Society returns with an uproarious tale of freshman film school mayhem!

Aspiring director Andrew MacLennan has just been accepted into one of the most prestigious film schools in the country. Most of what he’s going to learn – like the finer points of shooting an action scene with a projectile vomiting stuntman, what to do when you find one of your instructors passed out in the bathroom holding a gun, or how to handle an audition with a former adult movie actress who takes method acting to wildly inappropriate new levels – isn’t in the curriculum.

His crew is just as crazy. Edgar Wells is a James Bond-obsessed Englishman who is distressed to discover that the woman he’s dating may also be his second (or possibly third) cousin. Esteban Hernandez is a football-mad Mexican who was officially dead for four minutes after his attempt to jack in to the city power grid went spectacularly wrong. And then there’s Satyajit Bharati, an Indian expatriate who has no problem being in an arranged marriage so long as the private investigator hired by his rich fiancée doesn’t catch him in the act with any of his current girlfriends.

Andrew’s life is further complicated by his developing relationship with up-and-coming comedian Nira Curtis, whose inability to distinguish between her life and her stage act could spell trouble. Andrew is still coming to terms with the death of his brother in a car accident five years ago and isn’t quite ready to premiere his personal demons in front of a blockbuster audience.

Struggling to keep his production from going off the rails, Andrew begins to realize that whether it’s real life or a movie, having final cut is not always a good thing.

For more information about Craig and his books click on:
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Books available to purchase:
AMAZON US, UK, Canada
KOBO
BARNES & NOBLE
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Craig McLay

I discovered Craig McLay’s writing through a free offer of his first novel, Village Books, which was about bookstore clerk – so I just had to read it! This novel was so well-written, and so funny, that I immediately contacted Craig and asked if he’d like to be featured here on Reading Recommendations.

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What is your latest release and what genre is it? The International Cinema Society (contemporary / humorous fiction)

Quick description: The International Cinema Society is a movie club that is approaching its tenth anniversary just as its members’ lives are coming off the rails. The president is planning to flee the country, the VP is about to marry a woman with a collection of taxidermied superheroes, the treasurer is involved in what turns out to be an enormous Ponzi scheme, and the secretary just almost fell off the Bloor Viaduct. Unless they can get their respective acts together, this may be the beginning of the end of a beautiful membership.

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Brief biography:
I graduated from journalism at precisely the wrong time. Instead of following the rest of my classmates into a lucrative life of crime, I started writing books. I live in Guelph with my wife, two sons and a cat named after the greatest midfielder in the history of football.

Links to buy Craig’s book:
Amazon US
Amazon Canada
Amazon UK

Craig’s promo links:
Website

What are you working on now?
Right now I’m finishing up the final edit on Whitechapel, which will be coming out soon. (Watch this space!)

Craig’s reading recommendation:
A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace. His adventures aboard The Nadir are worth the price of admission alone.