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Gcw (Gcw)
Username: Gcw

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.151.125.7
Posted on Thursday, February 05, 2009 - 04:36 pm:   

...I am sure he has been well discussed here, but while I am laid up with the buggered neck & arm I have been reading his 'London Revenant'.

It's bloody great stuff too...dreamy...surreal and very 'London' just enough wierd to keep you turning.

Very impressed...I will read more by this chap, it reminds me a bit of Clive Barker when i read 'The Damnation Game' - sorta bursting with potential.

Lets hope he doesn't lose it like clive! :-)

gcw
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 82.20.31.211
Posted on Thursday, February 05, 2009 - 05:00 pm:   

Forgive my spam, but I'm eager to promote this superb book: I'm selling Williams' GFP novella Rain for six quid at the moment. Couple it with Nick Royle's equally splendid The Appetite (another weird London tale) and you can have them for 10.
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Gcw (Gcw)
Username: Gcw

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.151.125.7
Posted on Thursday, February 05, 2009 - 05:06 pm:   

I'd love to GF! - But must go easy on the dosh...

Will the offer still be open in say a month...?

gcw
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 82.20.31.211
Posted on Thursday, February 05, 2009 - 05:15 pm:   

For you, natch!
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 82.20.31.211
Posted on Thursday, February 05, 2009 - 05:19 pm:   

GCW, can you email me here: gary.fry[at]virgin.net ?

New 'poota doesn't have your addy in it...
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Gcw (Gcw)
Username: Gcw

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.151.125.7
Posted on Thursday, February 05, 2009 - 05:55 pm:   

You have mail...

gcw
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Zed (Gary_mc)
Username: Gary_mc

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.96.241.143
Posted on Thursday, February 05, 2009 - 11:37 pm:   

Conrad is an amaxing writer, and RAIN is possibly the best thing he's ever written.

I love him. There, I've said it. I feel so much better now.
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Steve Bacon (Stevebacon)
Username: Stevebacon

Registered: 09-2008
Posted From: 90.204.111.238
Posted on Friday, February 06, 2009 - 12:23 am:   

I adore The Scalding Rooms.
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.157.91.133
Posted on Friday, February 06, 2009 - 12:57 am:   

I love him. There, I've said it.

...are you sure you didn't write that book in the other thread?
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Simon Bestwick (Simon_b)
Username: Simon_b

Registered: 10-2008
Posted From: 86.24.165.182
Posted on Friday, February 06, 2009 - 01:40 am:   

Conrad's a fantastic writer- I can't think of anything he's done that's not worth reading. RAIN and THE SCALDING ROOMS are both brilliant; so's his other novella, GAME. THE UNBLEMISHED is a total fucking classic. The last few years have seen a real explosion of new work from him, and with more to come.
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Joel (Joel)
Username: Joel

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 91.110.209.186
Posted on Friday, February 06, 2009 - 10:25 am:   

Yes, THE UNBLEMISHED is phenomenal. The shifts of mood and perspective, the interweaving of weird history and blighted geography, the black humour, the lyricism, the richness of morbid detail, the sheer bleak fury of it all... I'm never keen on gore, but Conrad offers something better and other than gore: a seething recurrent dream of the body ruined; a dream informed by scientific knowledge, artistic imagination and emotions from another realm.

Conrad's perspective, as a writer, combines tenderness and compassion with their complete opposite. That's frightening.
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Mark West (Mark_west)
Username: Mark_west

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 217.39.177.173
Posted on Friday, February 06, 2009 - 12:57 pm:   

"Rain" is a shocking book - I got to the end of it and felt like I'd been in a fight. I have "Unblemished" on my reading pile but have loved what I've read so far.
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Adriana (Adriana)
Username: Adriana

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 99.230.239.233
Posted on Friday, February 06, 2009 - 04:44 pm:   

Well that's it,
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Allybird (Allybird)
Username: Allybird

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 79.70.123.126
Posted on Friday, February 06, 2009 - 06:15 pm:   

Liked THE SCALDING ROOMS best.
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Clive (Clive)
Username: Clive

Registered: 10-2009
Posted From: 81.104.165.168
Posted on Wednesday, February 03, 2010 - 09:28 pm:   

I thought both 'The Unblemished' and 'ONE' were fantastic reads. I've just got hold of his latest 'Decay Inevitable' which is on my to read pile. Anyone read that one yet?
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Simon Bestwick (Simon_b)
Username: Simon_b

Registered: 10-2008
Posted From: 86.24.167.138
Posted on Wednesday, February 03, 2010 - 10:17 pm:   

Yes- really, really enjoyed it. Not quite as intense as ONE- it's more multi-layered, told from various different viewpoints, and with stronger dark fantasy elements. Think early Michael Marshall Smith meets early Clive Barker- but much much darker.
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Clive (Clive)
Username: Clive

Registered: 10-2009
Posted From: 81.104.165.168
Posted on Wednesday, February 03, 2010 - 10:48 pm:   

Oh, sounds great. Might bump it to the top of my reading list then!
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Clive (Clive)
Username: Clive

Registered: 10-2009
Posted From: 81.104.165.168
Posted on Wednesday, February 03, 2010 - 11:14 pm:   

Just seen that he has his first crime novel out soon, 'Blonde On A Stick' (not sure about that title). A pretty prolific writer at the moment.

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