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The Grin of the Dark

Campbell, Ramsey

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ISBN 10: 1905834160 / ISBN 13: 9781905834167
Published by PS Publishing, Hornsea, UK, 2007
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: The Grin of the Dark

Publisher: PS Publishing, Hornsea, UK

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition

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<p>A former professor offers film critic Simon the chance of a lifetime&#x2015;to write a book on one of the greatest long-lost comedians of the silent-film era, Tubby Thackeray. Simon is determined to find out the truth behind the jolly fat man's disappearance from film&#x2015;and from the world. </p><p>Tubby's work carries the unmistakable stamp of the macabre. People literally laughed themselves to death during his performances. Soon, wherever Simon goes, laughter&#x2015;and a clown's wide, threatening grin&#x2015;follow. Is Simon losing his mind? Or is Tubby Thackeray waiting for him to open the door back to the world?<br />Ramsey Campbell has won a dozen British Fantasy and World Fantasy Awards and three Bram Stoker Awards. A new Campbell novel is an opportunity to delight in the craftsmanship of an extraordinary writer.</p>

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Tubby Thackeray s stage routines were so deranged that members of his audience were said to have died or lost their minds. When Simon Lester is commissioned to write a book about the forgotten music hall clown and his riotous silent comedies, his research plunges him into a nightmarish realm where genius, buffoonery and madness converge. In a search that leads him from a twilight circus in a London park to a hardcore movie studio in Los Angeles, Simon Lester uncovers a terrifying secret about Tubby Thackeray and must finally confront the unspeakable thing he represents . . . <p>Praise for The Grin of the Dark: </p> <p>&quot;[Ramsey Campbell] has a genius for infusing horror into the everyday, piling up small moments of dread and confusion and fear until they become insurmountable&quot; (Tim Pratt in Locus) </p> <p>&quot;Campbell's most ambitious novel to date . . .extremely disturbing&quot; (Poppy Z Brite)</p>

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