Nyx at Night Interview: Chase Novak (Brood)
Does a “satirical supernatural thriller” filled with “genuine, rat-inspired horror”, sound good to you? Then you should check out Brood, the sequel to Chase Novak’s Breed. I’m giving away a few copies of Brood, so keep on reading!
Nyx Book Reviews: Hi, a spooky welcome to Nyx Book Reviews! Could you tell us a bit about yourself?
Chase Novak lived abroad for many years, working as a busker, a merchant seaman, and a photographer’s assistant. He is a loner.
Could you describe Brood in one sentence?
BROOD is about twin twelve year olds, created by horrific medical intervention, desperately holding onto their own humanity, and their Aunt Cynthia who tries to protect them from the world at large –and from themselves.
Do you enjoy horror books? If yes, what is your favourite?
Novak is a fan of DRACULA and ROSEMARY’S BABY.
Do you have any Halloween traditions?
Novak gathers with 30-40 adults, drinking too much and worrying the candy won’t hold out as wave after wave of children appear on and disappear from the front porch.
Would you rather face a warlock in a fight or a zombie?
Definitely Novak likes his odds against a zombie. Zombies are only really frightening in large numbers. One or two zombies? Piece of cake. A warlock, however, can cast spells and win the fight without breaking a sweat.
Should you dress up with Halloween, and you could have any costume, what would you wear?
It’s very old fashioned but Chase likes dressing up as a pirate. If money were no object, he would rent a parrot.
Thank you for answering my questions!