Monday 20 November 2017

Dwyer's brother says book is not a 'murder novel'

Graham Dwyer
Graham Dwyer
Brendan Dwyer

A brother of Graham Dwyer has hit out at descriptions of his recently-published book as a “murder novel”, insisting it is nothing of the sort.

Brendan Dwyer, who along with another brother James, set up their own publishing company to release their novel Cult Fiction last year,

said he is upset that it is now being linked to their notorious brother Graham who was convicted

of the murder of Elaine O’Hara last month.

“No one seems to have read the book. They seem to think it’s some sort of murder novel – it’s not,” he told the Herald.

Brendan and James began writing the science fiction book in January 2013 and self-published it in July of last year.

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Brendan Dwyer

Brendan said he was unhappy that coverage of their book was now being over-shadowed by the notoriety of their brother Graham.

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“You can understand how upset I am,” he said, adding: “It’s not very fair on the family.”

The book is set in Municipal City described as “the only place on earth where you can be anyone.

Anyone from your favourite movies, books, TV shows, comics, video games or any cult media you can imagine. This is not virtual reality this is real.”

A synopsis of the book continues: “Tina Lockhart arrives at the City to do exactly that, and is willing to pay any price to get in, willing to take the

Elixir drug she needs just to breathe the air, and willing to kill, and risk being killed, just to survive.”

In an interview with the Southern Star, Brendan told how they approached agents after finishing Cult Fiction with a view to getting it published.

“But after spending a while pushing it, we decided to set up our own label, Paused Books,” he explained.


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