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Terry Hayes

Author of I Am Pilgrim

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About the Author

Terry Hayes was born October 8, 1951 in England. He is a screenwriter, producer and author. He is widely known for his work with Kennedy Miller. Hayes started out as a journalist in New York. He soon met director George Miller while working on the novel Mad Max. The director of the movie hired show more Hayes to help on the script for Mad Max 2. Hayes went on to become an in-house writer for Kennedy Miller and worked on the scripts for subsequent mini-series. He also wrote the script for Dead Calm. Hayes soon moved to Hollywood and was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Best Screenplay for his work on From Hell. In 2015 his novel, I Am Pilgrim made The New Zealand Best Seller List. show less

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Works by Terry Hayes

I Am Pilgrim (2013) 2,858 copies
Mad Max: The Road Warrior [1981 film] (1982) — Writer — 234 copies
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome [1985 film] (1985) — Screenwriter — 188 copies
The Year of the Locust (2019) 166 copies
Payback [1999 film] (1999) — Screenwriter — 133 copies
Argylle: A Novel (2022) 126 copies
Mad Max (1979) 24 copies
MAD MAX 2 (1981) 11 copies
Seyyah (2015) 1 copy
Seyyah 2 1 copy
Chao sheng zhe (2016) 1 copy

Associated Works

From Hell [2001 film] (2001) — Writer — 241 copies
Vertical Limit [2000 film] (2000) — Writer — 122 copies


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B (Good).

People fight for gasoline a post-apocalyptic wasteland. It had been a couple decades since I last watched this. It actually holds up. I never loved this movie, but it does what it does well.

(Apr. 2024)
comfypants | Apr 3, 2024 |
For some reason I never really clicked into this book. It wasn't badly written, the characters were pretty well fleshed out, there was lots of action, but it never really engaged me as I like to be engaged. Oh well.
majkia | 4 other reviews | Mar 12, 2024 |
This espionage-centered thriller is a little tough to rate. It is almost a if it is three novellas that are connected, but the pacing and story lines that that connect them are uneven. He is still a brilliant, creative writer and I enjoyed the characters and the plot despite its wandering.
knitjam | 7 other reviews | Feb 24, 2024 |
If not for its link with the upcoming movie, this is not a book I would have picked up on my own. I don't reach for spy novels often at all, and "Argylle" hasn't especially persuaded me to read more in the future. It's a little exciting at times, but simultaneously feels like someone fed the Indiana Jones franchise into an AI bot and then said, "Make me another one! And include the CIA!" I also struggled immensely to try and care for any of the characters. Conway does a great job at telling me why I should (like Argylle being an orphan, or really missing his parents, or how he feels like he doesn't fit in) but there was just a lot of disconnect between myself and the characters on the page. The writing is both somehow try-hard and too predictable, like Conway is trying to mimic another author but forgets to add any of her own flair.
However, I WOULD recommend this to certain readers. I think there is definitely an audience that will enjoy this book! It's simply not to my personal taste.
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deborahee | 4 other reviews | Feb 23, 2024 |



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