"A vindaloo of a gross-out ... Dream piles on dream, in an acid-house freak show ... a wicked romp through the decadent pop culture and sleazy habits of '80s London" -- so raved the British reviewers about this antic novel from award-winning Kim Newman. A tale of a fascinating family, with one of the most successfully
surreal (you don't get confused or lose interest) climaxes I have encountered. This one is rich with dry humor, hooky like a pop song and yet horrific as well.
From Publishers Weekly
This sporadically gruesome and nearly always frightening horror tale is not for the squeamish or faint of heart, but readers enthralled by things that go bump in the night are in for a treat. When journalist Anne Nielson goes to London to investigate the death of her sister Judi, a drug-addicted prostitute, she finds herself enmeshed with the denizens of Judi's nightmarish world: dealers, pimps, sadomasochists and, most horribly, the Monster, a member of the Kind--a ghoulish race kept eternally alive by eating humans and ingesting their dreams. Newman ( The Night Mayor ) pits his spirited heroine against this fiend in several brutal, shocking and tense encounters. One might expect that the immortal Monster would have the upper hand, but Anne, certain that he killed her sister, proves a formidable foe. Will her dreams be won by the Kind? Fans of the genre should enjoy finding out.
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