The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson (Barney Thomson Book 1)

The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson (Barney Thomson Book 1)

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BLACK HUMOUR. BLOODY MURDER. AND NO KISSING. "Gleefully macabre, hugely enjoyable black burlesque." The Scotsman THE LONG MIDNIGHT OF BARNEY THOMSON was first published, to great critical acclaim, in 1999. It has spawned a successful series, has been translated into several European languages and was filmed as THE LEGEND OF BARNEY THOMSON, (USA - BARNEY THOMSON) directed by and starring Robert Carlyle, and featuring Emma Thompson and Ray Winstone. Barney Thomson, awkward, diffident, Glasgow barber, lives a life of desperate mediocrity; shunned at work and at home, unable to break out of a twenty year rut, each dull day blends seamlessly into the next. However, there is no life so tedious that it cannot be spiced up by inadvertent murder, a deranged psychopath, and a freezer full of neatly packaged meat. Barney Thomson's uninteresting life is about to go from 0 to 60 in five seconds, as he enters the grotesque and comically absurd world of the serial killer... "This is pitch-black comedy spun from the finest writing. Fantastic plot, unforgettable scenes and plenty of twisted belly laughs." NEW WOMAN
"This chilling black comedy unfolds at dizzying speed, managing to blend the surreal with the dullness of routine in an impressive debut novel." THE SUNDAY MIRROR
"Lindsay's celebration of loserdom is surefire top-ten material." THE FACE
"When Lindsay is in his stride he's up there with the best." THE MIRROR
"Ridiculous and enjoyable plot." THE GUARDIAN
"Striking, this is a novel which manages to thrill and amuse, funny and darkly comic, but maintaining that edge of suspense which the very best thrillers have." BLACK TEARS
"A delicious black comedy." HUDDERSFIELD EXAMINER
"This hilariously gruesome tale of mass murder in Glasgow is a highly original gem." THE BATH CHRONICLE
"Hilarious, fast and exceptionally original comic crime tale with a wonderful twist." READING CHRONICLE
"With some wonderfully written scenes and a host of batty ideas, this is a little gem of a book." SHOTS
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Product details

  • Paperback | 236 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 14mm | 259g
  • English
  • 1072338602
  • 9781072338604
  • 1,778,108

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