By Douglas Lindsay
Eventually, through renowned call for, all seven Barney Thomson novels were accumulated in a single good-looking omnibus version. And it's a snip on the price!
fanatics of Douglas Lindsay's genre-defining barbershop loss of life junky novels should be extremely joyful to grasp that THE BARBERSHOP SEVEN contains the whole, unabridged textual content from the subsequent Barney Thomson novels:
number one THE lengthy nighttime OF BARNEY THOMSON
#2 THE BARBER SURGEON'S HAIRSHIRT
#3 MURDERERS ANONYMOUS
#4 THE RESURRECTION OF BARNEY THOMSON
#5 THE final FISH SUPPER
#6 THE HAUNTING OF BARNEY THOMSON
#7 the ultimate CUT
*** The omnibus additionally contains the major to unlocking THE WORMWOOD CODE, a unfastened Barney Thomson novella that's on hand merely to buyers of THE BARBERSHOP SEVEN ***
Praise for the Barney Thomson novels
"This chilling black comedy unfolds at dizzying speed... a magnificent debut novel." – Sunday Mirror
"The plot, Russian literature lovers, is a contemporary spin on Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment. The bloody finishing, motion picture buffs, is natural Reservoir Dogs." – The Mirror
"This is pitch-black comedy spun from the best writing. superb plot, unforgettable scenes and many twisted stomach laughs." – New Woman
"A mad, macabre romp with surreal characters and slicing black humour." – The Sunday Mirror
"Gloriously excessive, very bloody and intensely, very funny." – day-by-day Telegraph
"A novel that is either surely foolish and a enjoyable read." – The Scotsman
"Extremely well-written, hugely a laugh and entirely unpredictable in its outrageous plot twists and turns." – The List
"Lindsay's burlesque thrills supply no intercourse, no medicines, no desperation to be cool. simply elementary grownup tale; significant plot, vintage timing and gleeful relish the ugly. With extra expertise than Irvine Welsh may perhaps dream of, Lindsay has crafted a macabre masterpiece the place content material lives as much as style." – What's On
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