Darren Shan’s Quickfire Twitter Q&A

Darren Shan is an author I first became aware of through my son reading him, and for him to read anything means that it must be really good. So I picked up the book to have a look and lost four hours of my life, and then most of my cash as I sought out the remaining books in his Cirque du Freak series.

Although born in London, Darren O’Shaughnessy (to give him his proper name) identifies himself as an Irishman after he moved there at the age of six. He writes literature for children, teenagers and adults and he considers his books to be on the macabre side.

Darren Shan’s Quickfire Twitter Q&A is replicated here in its full glory for you to enjoy without the trauma of hunting through dozens of tweets and trying to get them in order; this was such fun and Darren was a real trooper hunting out my Tweets and answering them all, even the really daft ones.

“Destiny’s what you make of it. You have to face whatever life throws at you.”
― Darren Shan, Hell’s Heroes

Star Trek or Star Wars?

Zombies or Vampires?

Up High or Down Low?

Comedy or Horror?

“It is good to be taught humility when we are young. If we do not experience pain as children, we will cause pain as adults.”
― Darren Shan, Birth of a Killer

DC or Marvel?

Suited and Booted or Jeans and Tee?

The Circus or The Zoo?

Coffee or Tea?

“Wars raged everywhere as men found new, inventive ways to kill even more of their race. It was like a contest, the many tribes of mankind competing to see who could commit the worst atrocities.”
― Darren Shan, Ocean of Blood

Fruit or Vegetables?

Tom or Jerry?

Be able to Fly or Become Invisible?

Boldly Brave or Scaredy Cat?

“Real life’s nasty. It’s cruel. It doesn’t care about heroes and happy endings and the way things should be. In real life, bad things happen. People die. Fights are lost. Evil often wins.”
― Darren Shan

Snow or Sun?

Fantasy or Reality?

Feet Over or Under the Duvet?

Elvis: Alive or Dead?

“The hands of Fate keep time on a heart-shaped watch.”
― Darren Shan, Trials of Death

Left or Right?

Hotel or Tent?

Cereal or The Works?

Black or White? Pudding that is..

“But stories don’t end. They continue as long as you’re alive. You just have to get on with things. Turn the page, start a new chapter, find out what’s in store for you next, and keep your fingers crossed that it’s not too awful. Even if you know in your heart and soul that it most probably will be.”
― Darren Shan, Slawter

Party Pooper or Dancing Diva?

Whiskey or Wine?

Chocolate or Cheese?

Cats or Dogs?

“I do not mock the beliefs of others. This world is large enough for a thousand religions. Every race has the right to its own.”
― Darren Shan, The Thin Executioner

Steak or Cake?

And finally; what would you ask your fans?

I cannot believe just how fortunate we have been to have snared such a lovely author when asking for a Q&A session. Darren was really accommodating and didn’t hesitate in his responses no matter how daft the question.

We would like to thank Darren for his time and wish him every success with his latest novel. If you want to have a look at his bibliography up to now, just click the link below. I can vouch for them being thoroughly entertaining, fun and fast paced reads and being able to interview Darren was an honour.

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