Personal Demons

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Serpent's Tail, 1998 - Fiction - 308 pages
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A hotel offers a taboo service for its troubled clients. A young man must wind a thousand clocks before sunset. A vampire library attacks its readers. A shy young man loses a dog and discovers the cutlery of the Marquis de Sade. A lottery winner soon wishes he hadn't won. Deranged office workers take over a building. Incarceration, incantations, revenge, romance and the end of the world - twice. Personal Demons are Christopher Fowler's tales of the macabre, the fantastic and the wilder side of modern urban living. They reflect the rich and various literary talents of a writer called 'ghoulishly irresistible' by The Times.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Seventeen atmospheric and entertaining horror stories, though boasting few deaths and little blood, by British novelist Fowler (Red Bride, 1993, etc.). Fowler kicks off the collection with —Spanky's ... Read full review


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About the author (1998)

Christopher Fowler is the author of ten novels, as well as numerous screenplays and collections of short stories. In 1998 he won the BFS Best Short Story of the Year and three of his novels - Roofworld, Psychoville and Disturbia - are now in production. One short story, The Master Builder, became a CBS movie starring Tippi Hedren. Another, Left Hand Drive, won Best British Short Film in 1993. Christopher Fowler runs The Creative Partnership, a film promotion company in Soho, London.

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