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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 260 pages
  • Publisher: PS Publishing; First edition (October 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848630867
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848630864
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.6 x 2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,667,519 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Excellent novel, intelligent and intriguing. Wish he had more to read besides the short story collection Basic Black which is also well worth the read.
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By Sharita Russell on March 14, 2014
Format: Hardcover
I am not a great fan of horror, my imagination works overtime as it is and as a child I slept with the light on and the door open. However, I was drawn to this as I find clowns a little sinister and never trusted them as a child. The story twists and surprises and I liked the ambiguity, I liked having an intelligent interaction with the author as I puzzled my way through and drew my own conclusions which sometimes were right. I enjoyed the mystery and history the religious connotations, I found it gruesome in places but that was part of the story's natural cadence.
This is not a book for someone who wants a lazy read, but it is fabulous if you are willing to invest a bit of effort and enjoy Terry's wonderful writing.
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By Anna Tambour on January 8, 2014
Format: Hardcover
A few months ago I felt self-indulgent and had the cash to back up the craving, so out of all the books displayed, I picked the one with the cover art that really jumped out at me, in its quiet, understated horror. I didn't look to see who did the cover, nor who wrote the book. I've been reading the book for the past week, and finished it early this morning, before the light. In the meantime, I had to install an extra light above my bed, because this book is worse than eating curry ice cream before sleep, for the nightmares. I don't throw 'masterpiece' about with abandon, but Terry Dowling's Clowns at Midnight is nothing short of it. The setting is northern New South Wales, which might get some Australian readers. The book certainly should have won that year's Australian Horror Award for Best Novel. The cover art is by Nick Stathopoulos, who not only does brilliant covers, but very witty hyper-realistic paintings.

As to why I think this novel is such an important contribution to the canon of exceptionally fine books, here's the first reason: the exploration of fear itself and its flipside, attraction, could be life-changing. And this writer knows the Australian countryside, and the bush, intimately. The setting enhances this story no end. Time and again I found myself, not startled by the observations, the similes, the activities and moods of the natural world, but thinking, "Yes, exactly. How you've captured that in words." Indeed, I would compare this aspect of Clowns at Midnight to be as important to the whole (and as much of a joy to read) as the settings in the novels by the great Arthur Upfield. One other aspect that Dowling gets into beautifully is sound, which leads to a comparison that seems natural to me. I would call _Clowns at Midnight_ Mendelssohnian. The one aspect of the book that I thought might miss readers because of the depth, was the historical information, but I see that the other reviewer found that the only part of the book he approved.
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By AnthMV on September 24, 2013
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Sometimes it is a blessing, sometimes it is a curse that if I read the first chapter of a book, I have to finish it. I have read some great novels because of this but also some horrible ones, unfortunately, "Clowns at Midnight" is one of the latter.
I have read Dowling's short fiction in many horror anthologies and have always found his stories to be entertaining if not scary or disturbing. CaM began with promise but quickly became convoluted and pretentious and maddeningly self indulgent. Almost unreadable. The only good portions were those that were straight forward history lessons.
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