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Thriller (202 new)
Feb 23, 2015 03:16AM

55643 The Survival of Thomas Ford: Book Review on This Dark Matter

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Crime (63 new)
Jul 06, 2014 10:08PM

55643 The Survival of Thomas Ford is now up on BooksGoSocial!

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Mystery (22 new)
Feb 12, 2014 02:41PM

55643 I'm very happy to announce the release of my new novel, Agency Woman (and also a wee pursuit of Ian Rankin in the UK "International Mystery and Crime" chart):

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Nov 11, 2013 01:55PM

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Bookbub Experiment 3: Storm Damage
General fiction (29 new)
Oct 27, 2013 01:54AM

55643 Free 26-30 October on Kindle: Storm Damage

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*WINNER OF BEST SHORT STORY COLLECTION IN THE EFESTIVAL OF WORDS BEST OF THE INDEPENDENT EBOOKS AWARDS 2013*

"10 magical modern short stories from a master of language" - The Kindle Book Review

STORM DAMAGE is a collection of ten stories by John A. A. Logan, author of THE SURVIVAL OF THOMAS FORD

Length: 167 pages/60000 words

UNICORN ONE - Mission Control in Edinburgh has made a strange choice of astronaut for Scotland’s first ever Independent Space Program
LATE TESTING - Michael survived the trenches of World War One France, but can he survive the English village he returns home to?
NAPOLEON’S CHILD - Has old Frank been alone for too long, or did a young boy really appear from the desert mysteriously one night?
AT THE EDGE OF THE KNOWN WORLD - In a very bizarre circus, a Big Top performance goes horribly wrong
THE MAGENTA TAPESTRY - Calliasta may have to sell the old house to Russian mafiosi, but is it true that the family gardener, Ernest, owns the grounds?
THE AIRMAN - A ghost story about a World War Two bombing raid over Dresden which somehow ends up in modern India
THE POND - An elderly man tries to recreate a lost love but is Nature on his side?
THE ORANGE PIG - A meeting between a pig and a wolf on a moonlit hillside leads to a night of revelations for the pig
STORM DAMAGE - How hard can it really be to make an insurance claim?
SOMETIMES ALL THE WORLD COMES DOWN* - A young man gets his teeth into something at a party

*SOMETIMES ALL THE WORLD COMES DOWN was originally published by PICADOR in NEW WRITING 13 (edited by Ali Smith and Toby Litt)


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After 10000 downloads in the first 24 hours, Storm Damage is now ranked Number 13 out of all free Kindle ebooks on Amazon US, and Number 1 in three other categories. Thanks very much to everyone who downloaded and helped spread the word! Still FREE until 30 October:
#13 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
#1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Literary Fiction > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
#1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Literary Fiction > Psychological
#1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Short Stories
Short stories (93 new)
Apr 12, 2013 10:53AM

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Papyrus Independent Author Reviews: Storm Damage
Feb 07, 2013 10:45PM

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Storm Damage: Kindle Book of the Day 2/6
"In Storm Damage, John A. A. Logan gives us ten fascinating stories that can't be missed! From a supernatural circus to a WWII ghost story, these tales run the gamut of the imagination. Beautifully told and extremely clever, these stories will stick with you for a long time! Check out this collection now. You'll be glad you did!"
Feb 01, 2013 12:07PM

55643 http://post-gutenberg.com/2013/01/29/...

Post-Gutenberg: "Note at a Publishing Crossroads: Is it time for Ian Rankin to move over and let younger Scots writers take his place?"

(Post-Gutenberg's reaction to my short story collection, Storm Damage)
Jan 26, 2013 04:45AM

55643 Storm Damage - FREE 26-30 January

"10 magical modern short stories from a master of language" - The Kindle Book Review

STORM DAMAGE is a collection of ten stories by John A. A. Logan, author of THE SURVIVAL OF THOMAS FORD (winner of a Special Award in the eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBooks Awards 2012)

Length: 167 pages/60000 words

UNICORN ONE - Mission Control in Edinburgh has made a strange choice of astronaut for Scotland’s first ever Independent Space Program
LATE TESTING - Michael survived the trenches of World War One France, but can he survive the English village he returns home to?
NAPOLEON’S CHILD - Has old Frank been alone for too long, or did a young boy really appear from the desert mysteriously one night?
AT THE EDGE OF THE KNOWN WORLD - In a very bizarre circus, a Big Top performance goes horribly wrong
THE MAGENTA TAPESTRY - Calliasta may have to sell the old house to Russian mafiosi, but is it true that the family gardener, Ernest, owns the grounds?
THE AIRMAN - A ghost story about a World War Two bombing raid over Dresden which somehow ends up in modern India
THE POND - An elderly man tries to recreate a lost love but is Nature on his side?
THE ORANGE PIG - A meeting between a pig and a wolf on a moonlit hillside leads to a night of revelations for the pig
STORM DAMAGE - How hard can it really be to make an insurance claim?
SOMETIMES ALL THE WORLD COMES DOWN* - A young man gets his teeth into something at a party

*SOMETIMES ALL THE WORLD COMES DOWN was originally published by PICADOR in NEW WRITING 13 (edited by Ali Smith and Toby Litt)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Storm-Damage-...
8 reviews on Amazon UK/5 star average

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8 reviews on Amazon US/4.9 star average

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15...
5 ratings on Goodreads/5 star average
Jan 19, 2013 12:34AM

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Free Kindle Nation Shorts

An excerpt from The Survival of Thomas Ford via Kindle Nation Daily
Dec 21, 2012 09:20AM

55643 Free from 21-25 December on Amazon Kindle only

The Survival of Thomas Ford

Contemporary thriller/Crime/Psychological

4.7 average rating from 27 reviews on Amazon US:
http://www.amazon.com/The-Survival-Th...

4.6 average rating from 43 reviews on Amazon UK:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Survival-...

4.16 average rating from 51 ratings on Goodreads:
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13...

Synopsis:
Thomas Ford is the only survivor of the car crash which killed his wife. He is also the only witness who would be willing to identify the young, reckless driver who caused the crash. But the driver would sooner see Thomas Ford dead than ever let that happen.
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Winner of a Special Award in the eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBooks Awards 2012

Goodreads UK Amazon Kindle Forum Book of the Month

Alliance of Independent Authors Book of the Month

*As seen in the new Kindle Paperwhite video advert, at top left of Kindle Paperwhite product page on Amazon UK (Page one of The Survival of Thomas Ford is onscreen from 3.00 to 3.06 in the video as the example of a UK book exclusive to Amazon Kindle)*
Sep 04, 2012 10:39PM

55643 Very happy to announce the release today of my new ebook, Storm Damage, on Amazon Kindle!

STORM DAMAGE is a collection of ten stories by John A. A. Logan, author of THE SURVIVAL OF THOMAS FORD (winner of a Special Award in the Best of the Independent eBooks Awards 2012)

Length: 200 pages/60000 words

UNICORN ONE - Mission Control in Edinburgh has made a strange choice of astronaut for Scotland’s first ever Independent Space Program
LATE TESTING - Michael survived the trenches of World War One France, but can he survive the English village he returns home to?
NAPOLEON’S CHILD - Has old Frank been alone for too long, or did a young boy really appear from the desert mysteriously one night?
AT THE EDGE OF THE KNOWN WORLD - In a very bizarre circus, a Big Top performance goes horribly wrong
THE MAGENTA TAPESTRY - Calliasta may have to sell the old house to Russian mafiosi, but is it true that the family gardener, Ernest, owns the grounds?
THE AIRMAN - A ghost story about a World War Two bombing raid over Dresden which somehow ends up in modern India
THE POND - An elderly man tries to recreate a lost love but is Nature on his side?
THE ORANGE PIG - A meeting between a pig and a wolf on a moonlit hillside leads to a night of revelations for the pig
STORM DAMAGE - How hard can it really be to make an insurance claim?
SOMETIMES ALL THE WORLD COMES DOWN* - A young man gets his teeth into something at a party

*SOMETIMES ALL THE WORLD COMES DOWN was originally published by PICADOR in NEW WRITING 13 (edited by Ali Smith and Toby Litt)


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http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15...

Hope everyone enjoys!
All best, John
Literary fiction (46 new)
Jul 20, 2012 10:34AM

55643 If anyone would like to follow me on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/JohnAALogan

Or Facebook:
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Currently revising the "quotes" for my Amazon pages and website, current potential update stands at:

Comments about John A. A. Logan’s work:

“Bold” SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY

“New talent” THE HINDUSTAN TIMES

“Writerly prowess” THE SPECTATOR

“Logan writes in very original terms” SCOTTISH STUDIES REVIEW

“The literary survival of author John Logan” THE NORTHERN TIMES

“Positive new chapter for thriller man” HIGHLAND NEWS

“City author’s e-book breaks into Top 100” THE INVERNESS COURIER

“A blistering, tough book, tempered with tenderness and mystery”
Alan Warner, author of THE STARS IN THE BRIGHT SKY

“He's a great writer. He should be read”
Cally Phillips, author of BRAND LOYALTY

“The storytelling is effortless, the echoes are long lasting.”
Roz Morris, author of MY MEMORIES OF A FUTURE LIFE

“Beautifully written…compelling…literary fiction/tartan noir/thriller/zany black comedy…Logan dances on a literary knife edge…blazing talent”
Linda Gillard, author of A LIFETIME BURNING

“Gripping all the way” kathleenjonesdiary.blogspot.co.uk

“This is writing and literature at its best. Imagine Stephen King combined with maybe Cormac McCarthy and a bit of Edgar Allen Poe tossed in.” bestebookreviews.blogspot.co.uk



Other news: 39th review up now on Amazon UK:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Survival-...

24th review up on Amazon US:
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Thriller (202 new)
May 31, 2012 06:15PM

55643 I want to say thanks to everyone who has read The Survival of Thomas Ford here in the past 5 months!
1052 paid downloads now of this, my first ebook.
Plus another 18500 free downloads, so nearly 20000 people now have a copy of the book.

Thank-you to Maureen(Mews)for a recent FIVE STAR rating here on Goodreads!

Thank-you to Patti for this review on Goodreads:
:
Patti (Stir Crazy) rated it FIVE STARS
Wonderful characters who have haunted me throughout the reading, even to the point that one invaded my dreams.
I found myself frequently thinking of the story and wondering what would happen next when I wasn't reading it.
A book I spent my days so looking forward to pick up again.
A treasure for thriller fans.


And thank-you to Roz Morris, author of MY MEMORIES OF A FUTURE LIFE, for this review on Amazon:

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If someone died beside you, how do you survive?, 21 May 2012
By roz morris "Roz Morris, author: Nail Your Nov... - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Survival of Thomas Ford (Kindle Edition)
A story about a man who survives a crash in which his wife dies. But the driver who caused the collision is hunting him down because he is worried about being identified.
From this apparently straightforward premise comes a story that is tense and gripping - but far from simple. The characters Thomas must outwit are unhinged, amoral lowlifes, from a milieu that gentle Thomas has never before had to encounter - like most of us who live normally and quietly. This gives the novel a universal, mythical quality. This is a story of survival, but not just physical escape. It is a crawl back to life after a clash with barbarous, feral forces. It is also a clash with conscience - if someone died beside you, and you feel responsible, how do you survive? Do you even deserve to? How can you ever redeem yourself to live a normal life? Thomas finds himself in a world where men have no consciences as he does battle with his own.
But this is no story of navel gazing. The plot works on a literal level as well as a symbolic one and the characters are solid as much as they are embodiments of forces. The prose is bold and unfancy, yet supple enough to connect with the vast and elemental. Although there is a good deal of violence, which Logan doesn't shy away from, he has a knack of not showing it to you, but still giving you the impact of the experience. So a cat watches mesmerised as something horrid and bloody goes on in a family's living room (itself another level of irony only visible when you step back and analyse). I frequently found myself rereading pages - not because of any problem with clarity, but because a phrase drummed in my head long after the plot had dragged me past, demanding a second look to enjoy it again. The storytelling is effortless, the echoes are long lasting. Do read it.


29 five-star reviews now on Amazon UK!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Survival-...

18 five-star reviews on Amazon US!

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Thriller (202 new)
May 19, 2012 12:46AM

55643 http://kathleenjonesdiary.blogspot.co...

Blog review of The Survival of Thomas Ford

27 five-star reviews now on Amazon UK!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Survival-...

15 five-star reviews on Amazon US!

http://www.amazon.com/The-Survival-Th...
May 19, 2012 12:45AM

55643 http://kathleenjonesdiary.blogspot.co...

Blog review of The Survival of Thomas Ford

27 five-star reviews now on Amazon UK!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Survival-...

15 five-star reviews on Amazon US!

http://www.amazon.com/The-Survival-Th...

Update:
The 31st five-star review of The Survival of Thomas Ford, which popped up on Amazon UK a couple of days ago...thank-you Peter Urpeth!:

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eerie, clever and original thriller, 26 Jun 2012
By Peter Urpeth - See all my reviewsAmazon Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: The Survival of Thomas Ford (Kindle Edition)
I became interested in this book after it was recommended to me by another author, and as a result of the string of top star reviews the book has received.Being of the belief that reader reviews are generally very reliable when in good number,I got a copy on kindle. I do not usually read thriller or suspense titles, though I'm always looking for those with an original twist or which are unusually well written, and this promised - and delivered - on both fronts. From the very start of this book, I was, as many other reviews have stated, gripped by the off-the-wall (but also familiar) characters, the twisting narrative and the fine pace and tone of the writing. The story builds with a deliberate and unrelenting pace, not rushed but judged to let events unfold with real tension. I don't like giving plot summaries, so I won't, but I very much recommend this title as a great read, fresh in the genre, tense and with a nicely sinister eye for when the seemingly ordinary and mundane can yield real threat value. I'm looking forward to Logan's next one.

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Mar 15, 2012 10:20AM

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New review hot off press there for The Survival of Thomas Ford, at Indieebookreview "the place to find ebooks worth reading"
Thriller (202 new)
Feb 18, 2012 06:59AM

55643 It's actually still climbing today...up to number 79 now...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/bestseller...
Thriller (202 new)
Feb 17, 2012 02:07PM

55643 Very excited! Don't know how it managed it but my novel, The Survival of
Thomas Ford, is number 85 just now in all paid UK bestselling literary
fiction ebooks, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is at 84...Martin Amis at
91...Maeve Binchy just below at 93!
If Goodreads readers did this, thank-you!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Survival-Thom...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/bestseller...
Thriller (202 new)
Feb 11, 2012 02:38AM

55643 Hello All!
I published my new novel, The Survival of Thomas Ford, as a Kindle ebook on Christmas Day 2011.
It means a lot to me to finally have a chance to get this book out to readers, because this novel had been locked in under contract with a London literary agent for over a year...nearer 18 months...felt longer...
My agent was certain he could sell the book, and the film consultant at the agency, who had been responsible for discovering Slumdog Millionaire as an unpublished manuscript and getting it developed into a film, thought my book was the best she had read at that agency in the last 4 years.
My agent found several editors who "loved the book", but the sales depts of the publishing houses did not agree and no sale was made.
So I have taken the book back into my own hands to sell direct to readers (hopefully)!
The novel is contemporary fiction, what you might call a literary thriller.
I would love to know what readers think of it!
All very best, John
http://www.johnaalogan.com
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Survival-Thom...

The Survival of Thomas Ford has 8 five-star reviews now on Amazon.co.uk, including:

Perfection, by Tristan Hopkinson:
John Logan has created that rare thing - a thriller with a seriously literary voice behind it. His story-telling is marvellous, but it was the beautiful poetic lyricism of his writing that really got me. I hope to see him on a bookshelf very soon.

Gripping, by DphiLsi:
Purchased, downloaded and read inside 24 hours. This book had me gripped from the first few sentences until the very end. As someone who grew up in the Highlands I have always been very aware of the dark mysteries that the nights seem to hold up there... particularly in the forests. "The Survival of Thomas Ford" is a gripping story which you will find difficult to put down. Only start it if you have plenty time on your hands!

Page Turner, by Julia Knox:
Read this on the train to and from work, couldn't put it down, wished the journey was longer so I could read more!! great read.

Excellent literary thriller, by Rita Davidova:
John Logan has written a gripping, atmospheric novel. It's stayed with me for some time after reading it. The dawn of a strong new talent.


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