Charles Harris

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Charles Harris is an award-winning writer, film director and best-selling author.

His debut novel, the darkly satirical thriller The Breaking of Liam Glass, published by Marble City, has become an Amazon best-seller in its genres and finalist for two literary awards, while his psychological mystery thriller, Room 15, has also been in Amazon's best-seller charts.

His film work includes the rite-of-passage movie Paradise Grove, which won Best New Director in Palm Springs and the BBC2 satirical documentary Sex, Drugs and Dinner, with Alexei Sayle, winning Best Network Programme in the UK.

He has written three non-fiction books including Complete Screenwriting Course, which has reached the Top Two in Amazon's Best Seller lists for TV screenwriti
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Charles Harris Interesting question. Of course, the problem is that the most interesting books take place in places where I wouldn't last a minute - such as a US air…moreInteresting question. Of course, the problem is that the most interesting books take place in places where I wouldn't last a minute - such as a US airbase in World War II or an obscure African republic in the throes of revolution.

Jane Austen's world sounds fun, until you start thinking about the dentistry. Actually, most places sound fun until you think about the dentistry!

Anyway, I suspect the questioner means "imagined" world, in which case I'd go for one of the worlds created by Philip K Dick - most particularly the world of "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale" which formed the basis of the movie "Total Recall" (in combination with a number of other short stories by him - indeed all stories from one particular story collection, which I suspect is the one that the screenwriters bought and studied when they wrote the script!)

The advantage there is that however awful the place (and the dentists) may be, you can always buy a transplanted memory which makes you think you've just come back from somewhere much nicer. With nicer teeth,(less)
Charles Harris I've just had a birthday and received a great set of books which will all go on my summer list. My wife gave me Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor, which sh…moreI've just had a birthday and received a great set of books which will all go on my summer list. My wife gave me Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor, which she has immediately snaffled and is reading herself, leaving the book jacket behind in the hope I wouldn't notice the book itself had gone!

Then my elder son gave me Preparation for the Next Life by Atticus Lish, which looks intriguing, and The North Water, by Ian McGuire, which I'm keeping well out of my wife's grasp,

To calm me down after so much excitement, my younger son and daughter-in-law gave me Haiku Inspirations. While on a more intellectual non-fiction level, one of my aikido students gave me The Man Who Tasted Shapes, but Richard E. Cytowic, which threatens to knock my brain into shape when I most need it. Roll on, summer.(less)
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Complete Screenwriting Course

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Martin King Charles Harris is one of the most erudite, articulate and multi-talented writers/producers that I have the good fortune to call my friend. We go way back. I sincerely wish him all the very best with all his endeavours because good people deserve good things and Charles is one of very best. He is the person who encouraged me to write for which I am eternally grateful. Take care. Lots of love from Freya and me.


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