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The Legend of Barney Thomson

The Legend of Barney Thomson

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Barney Thomson - an 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 Thomson's 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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Film tie-in cover edition to coincide with the UK, US, Canadian and AUZ release of major motion picture * Film stars Oscar-winner Emma Thompson (Saving Mr Banks, Harry Potter, Sense and Sensibility), Ray Winstone (Cold Mountain, The Departed, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The Gunman) and Robert Carlyle (Once Upon a Time, 28 Weeks Later, James Bond: The World is Not Enough, The Full Monty).

'The plot, Russian literature fans, is a modern spin on Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment. The bloody ending, movie buffs, is pure Reservoir Dogs.' Mirror; 'This is pitch-black comedy spun from the finest writing. Fantastic plot, unforgettable scenes and plenty of twisted belly laughs.' New Woman;'This chilling black comedy unfolds at dizzying speed... an impressive debut novel.' Sunday Mirror;'Gleefully macabre, hugely enjoyable black burlesque.' Scotsman

Author description

Douglas Lindsay was born in Scotland in 1964 at 2:38a.m. It rained. Some decades later he left to live in Belgium. Meeting his future wife, Kathryn, he took the opportunity to drop out of reality and join her on a Foreign & Commonwealth Office posting to Senegal. It was here that he developed the character of Barney Thomson, while sitting in an airconditioned apartment drinking gin & tonic at eight o'clock in the morning. Since the late 1990s, he has penned seven books in the Barney series, and several other crime novels written in the non-traditional style.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781910449318
  • : Freight Books
  • : Freight Books
  • : August 2015
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 240
  • : F
  • : Paperback
  • : Movie Tie-In ed.
  • : 823.92