The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson (Book 1)

The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson (Book 1)

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Ten years on from its initial release comes a new edition of the cult comedy, which The Scotsman described as "gleefully macabre, hugely enjoyable black burlesque". Published to critical acclaim in early 1999, the book has spawned a successful series, has been translated into several European languages and is currently in development to be a major Hollywood motion picture. 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 Thomsons 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
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Product details

  • Paperback | 181 pages
  • 129.54 x 193.04 x 15.24mm | 136.08g
  • Inverness, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0954138791
  • 9780954138790
  • 393,285

Table of contents

Introduction; Part I - Druids and Drums: The Instruments of Ecstasy; Part II - Gaining Possession of a Sacrality; Part III - A Shaman in the Gaidhealtachd?; Conclusion; Index.
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"This chilling black comedy unfolds at dizzying speed. An impressive debut novel." -- Sunday Mirror "Lindsay has succeeded magnificently" -- Time Out "Sure-fire top ten material" -- The Face "The plot, Russian literature fans, is a modern spin on Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment. The bloody ending, movie buffs, is pure Reservoir Dogs." -- The Mirror "Pitch black comedy spun from the finest writing. Fantastic plot, unforgettable scenes and plenty of twisted belly laughs." -- New Woman
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824 ratings
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4 35% (288)
3 30% (250)
2 6% (51)
1 4% (32)
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