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Long Midnight Publishing
FORMAT: Paperback
ISBN: 9780954138790
RRP: £6.99
PAGES: 181
PUBLICATION DATE: November 14, 2008

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The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson (Book 1)

By (author) Douglas Lindsay

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

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

"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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