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The Legend of Barney Thomson Douglas Lindsay

The Legend of Barney Thomson

Douglas Lindsay

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ISBN : 9781910449318
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234 pages
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An awkward barber becomes an inadvertent murderer in this black comedy, now a major motion picture.Barney Thomson — an awkward, diffident, Glasgow barber — lives a life of desperate mediocrity. Shunned at work and at home, unable to break out of aMoreAn awkward barber becomes an inadvertent murderer in this black comedy, now a major motion picture.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…‘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