?Fowler?s strength lies in the way he unveils the darker side of the ordinary: Demonized is scary precisely because it?s so familiar? fresh and thought-provoking? elegant and playful prose? Guardian ?Thrillingly taut, perverse and nasty imaginings? Independent on Sunday ?Placing his artistry somewhere between HG Wells, Iain Banks and Ian McEwan, Fowler manages to pull off a collision of black humour, thematic elegy, and dark, disturbing imagery through his elegant and energetic prose? Big Issue in the North The horror is subtle, the humour black, and the overall effect disturbing? The Good Book GuideVom Verlag:
Welcome to Christopher Fowler?s latest collection of stories of urban dread, designed to fill your waking dreams with dark fears and even darker laughter. A journalist spends a nerve-wracking weekend in the company of Nazis. A tropical holiday takes a nasty turn thanks to a troupe of monkeys, and a waitress challenges a sinister customer in a night restaurant. A tailor plots to escape his execution, London is overrun with rats, serial killers fall in love, and revenge backfires on the unfaithful. As our lives and deaths grow ever stranger, housewives, students and executives all find themselves in situations that become increasingly disturbing. Fowler?s powerful narratives are subtly affecting and will make you think twice about the way you look at the world around you.
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