• Title English : The signal
• Author : Maxime Chattam
• Publisher : Albin Michel (October 24, 2018)
• Collection : A.M.THRIL.POLAR
• ISBN-10 : 2226319484
• ISBN-13 : 978-2226319487
• Product Dimensions : 15,5 x 3,6 x 24 cm
• Format Kindle : PDF, Ebook, Paperback and Epub
• Price : €
• Rating : ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 7/10
♦ Description : “Author of more than twenty novels, Maxime Chattam is now translated into more than 15 languages and has sold more than 6 million copies in France since its inception. After having established himself as one of the masters of the French thriller, he has been illustrating himself in fantasy since 2008 with the same success. His fantasy series Autre-Monde has sold more than 1 million copies.
Born February 19, 1976 in Herblay, in the Val-d’Oise, Maxime Chattam made during his childhood frequent stays in the United States, in New York, in Denver, and especially in Portland (Oregon), which becomes the frame of The Soul of Evil. He follows the Cours Simon in Paris in parallel with his studies. After the bac, odd jobs, Modern Letters at the university. In 1999, Maxime wrote the 5th reign (which he does not submit to any publisher). He becomes a librarian (with a green vest) which allows him to know more about the world of publishing. He also enrolled in criminology courses taught by Saint-Denis University.
In 2000, he is still a bookseller and he begins to write L’Ame du Mal. In 2001, he finished writing L’Ame du Mal, in November he met Michel Lafon. In 2002, release of L’Ame du Mal. In March 2003, the 5th reign, published under the pseudonym Maxime WILLIAMS, published by Le Masque. This book received the Prize of the fantastic novel of the Gérardmer festival. That same year, release of the second opus of the trilogy: In Tenebris. 2004, end of the trilogy: Hexes. Maxime Chattam devotes himself entirely to writing today.
When I read the trilogy, I was expecting to find a very dark Stephen King who was at least 40 years old because of his description of human behavior (with years of research to decipher the meanders of the brain). But as indicated by his bio above, Maxime is a young man and moreover very healthy. No need for him to dive into artificial paradises to find inspiration. He also has an astonishing disposition to take his reader to the doors of the nightmare. He conducts a real job as an investigative journalist for each of his books.
The readers who met him were touched by his simplicity and his quality of listening despite the queues longer and longer during the book signings. He knows how to offer a special moment to everyone. He is married to host Faustine Bollaert in August 2012 and is now dad.”