THE ELECTRIC is out now in paperback from Boo Books – and STARBURST have five signed copies of Andrew David Barker's phenomenal debut novel to give away!

The Electric follows the story of Sam Crowhurst, an ordinary young boy on the verge of an extraordinary summer – one where he will discover a cinema that screens movies made by ghosts. Hollywood stars of long past will play out their final scenes on celluloid, eagerly watched by an audience of the dead. In this haunted shrine to film, Sam will discover more about life – and the afterlife – than he had ever expected.

The Electric is a ghost story like no other, a stunning coming-of-age tale and a powerful love song to the power of cinema. To find out more, visit


For your chance to win, simply name the main character of The Electric.

Email your answer along with your address details to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it labelled 'THE ELECTRIC' before midnight on May 31st and keep those fingers crossed!

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Boo Books and STARBURST do not accept any responsibility for late or lost entries due to the Internet or email problems. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt. Entrants must supply full details as required on the competition page, and comply with all rules to be eligible for the prizes. No responsibility is accepted for ineligible entries or entries made fraudulently. Unless otherwise stated, the Competition is not open to employees of: (a) the Company; and (b) any third party appointed by the Company to organise and/or manage the Competition; and (c) the Competition sponsor(s). This competition is a game promoted STARBURST. STARBURST's decision is final in every situation and no correspondence will be entered into. STARBURST reserves the right to cancel the competition at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control. Entrants must be UK residents and 18 or over. Entrants will be deemed to have accepted these rules and to agree to be bound by them when entering this competition. The winners will be drawn at random from all the correct entries, and only they will be contacted personally. Prize must be taken as stated and cannot be deferred. There will be no cash alternatives. STARBURST routinely adds the email addresses of competition entrants to the regular newsletter, in order to keep entrants informed of upcoming competition opportunities. Details of how to unsubscribe are contained within each newsletter. All information held by STARBURST will not be disclosed to any third parties.



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