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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.31.24.131
Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 11:43 am:   

Just to announce my new book, which costs only three measly quid. . .

ABOLISHER OF ROSES

It's not always the guilty who have the darkest secrets . . .

Peter has been married to Patricia for nearly thirty years. He's a practical man, the owner of a thriving factory, and the father of two fine lads.

He also has a secret mistress.

One day, his wife takes him along to an outdoor arts exhibition involving some of her paintings, staged in a dark, deep wood.

But his are not the only secrets in this marriage, and as Peter strays off the only path through the woods, he soon realizes that Patricia has more than a few secrets of her own . . .


This chapbook, published by new imprint SPECTRAL PRESS, is being released in a signed edition of 100 copies, and costs only £3.50 or $8 in the USA including P&P. Release date: 9th May.

ORDER HERE: http://spectralpress.wordpress.com/2011/04/14/abolisher-of-roses-preorder/

Check out the movie trailer http://www.nme.com/movies/trailers/id/vFRxyYKC_DQ/search/movie.

Featuring beautiful cover art by Neil Williams.

GF
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Frank (Frank)
Username: Frank

Registered: 09-2008
Posted From: 85.222.86.21
Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 12:28 pm:   

Looking good, Gary, very nice. Well done.
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.176.183.221
Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 12:32 pm:   

Looks rather fine, that - looking forward to my copy!
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.31.24.131
Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 07:03 pm:   

Thanks, guys.
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Huw (Huw)
Username: Huw

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 220.138.161.140
Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 08:28 pm:   

Very nice looking book, Gary. Congrats!
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Frank (Frank)
Username: Frank

Registered: 09-2008
Posted From: 85.222.86.21
Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 11:11 pm:   

Gonna order this tomorrow night. Look forward to having the crap scared outta me. (:
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Hubert (Hubert)
Username: Hubert

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 178.116.55.204
Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 11:19 pm:   

Nice cover.
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.31.24.131
Posted on Sunday, May 01, 2011 - 08:34 am:   

Thanks again, folk. There are only about 16 left, so get in quick if you want a copy.
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Frank (Frank)
Username: Frank

Registered: 09-2008
Posted From: 85.222.86.21
Posted on Sunday, May 01, 2011 - 11:34 am:   

I'll be quicker than a drunk running to the Post Office on half closing day to cash his Giro.
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.31.24.131
Posted on Sunday, May 01, 2011 - 12:06 pm:   

Like white lightning, eh?
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Frank (Frank)
Username: Frank

Registered: 09-2008
Posted From: 85.222.86.21
Posted on Sunday, May 01, 2011 - 12:26 pm:   

Christ, if ever a drink should be banned, that's the one. That drink is able to render you incoherent faster than a bottle of absinthe.

I was serious though, just waiting for Ewa to get home with the card, and then I'll order it.
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Simon Bestwick (Simon_b)
Username: Simon_b

Registered: 10-2008
Posted From: 86.24.209.217
Posted on Sunday, May 01, 2011 - 01:57 pm:   

Ordered already. One of many little delights I'm awaiting with great anticipation.
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 92.232.199.129
Posted on Sunday, May 01, 2011 - 02:45 pm:   

>>That drink is able to render you incoherent faster than a bottle of absinthe.<<

My eyes are deceiving me. For some reason, I read that as ".. able to render you incontinent ..". But perhaps that's true too!

Nice looking little book, Gary - you're tempting me ...
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.31.24.131
Posted on Sunday, May 01, 2011 - 04:29 pm:   

Thanks, guys. You're all lovely.

And you, Caroline, will graduate from merely splendid to absolutely lovely at the click of a PayPal button. :-)

Free bottle of white cider with every purchase - you know it makes sense.
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.31.24.131
Posted on Monday, May 02, 2011 - 11:32 am:   

Even fewer left now, folks, so don't delay. :-)
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.31.24.131
Posted on Monday, May 02, 2011 - 08:00 pm:   

And there are only NINE copies left, folks.

Get it now or never . . .
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Frank (Frank)
Username: Frank

Registered: 09-2008
Posted From: 85.222.86.21
Posted on Monday, May 02, 2011 - 08:28 pm:   

Just ordered it (:
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.31.24.131
Posted on Monday, May 02, 2011 - 08:40 pm:   

Good man!

Only EIGHT left, then.

Oh, Car-o-line . . .
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Mark West (Mark_west)
Username: Mark_west

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 217.44.135.66
Posted on Monday, May 02, 2011 - 11:22 pm:   

How did you get the trailer onto the NME site?
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.31.24.131
Posted on Tuesday, May 03, 2011 - 12:03 am:   

SMJ did it, I think, mate. Nowt to do with me.
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.31.24.131
Posted on Tuesday, May 03, 2011 - 09:04 am:   

And now there's only THREE copies.

Car-o-line . . . :-)
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Mbfg (Mbfg)
Username: Mbfg

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 212.219.63.204
Posted on Tuesday, May 03, 2011 - 10:30 am:   

I've just subscribed to this press because I love the idea of these little short and sharp chapbooks.

I'll be reviewing yours Mr Fry.

Cheers
Terry
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.31.24.131
Posted on Tuesday, May 03, 2011 - 10:46 am:   

Thanks, old boy!
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Tony (Tony)
Username: Tony

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.143.133.40
Posted on Tuesday, May 03, 2011 - 12:10 pm:   

Hope I got in in time!
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.31.24.131
Posted on Tuesday, May 03, 2011 - 12:25 pm:   

Tony, you're my best mate forever now. I'm going to follow you everywhere.

Thanks!
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Tony (Tony)
Username: Tony

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.143.133.40
Posted on Tuesday, May 03, 2011 - 12:37 pm:   

I'm just glad somebody is, however frightening.

(Is that an idea for a Ramsey book in two posts?)
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.31.24.131
Posted on Tuesday, May 03, 2011 - 12:41 pm:   

Look at your reflection in your computer screen now. You see that pale white misshapen disc which appears just above one shoulder? It isn't condensation on the glass . . . and that's especially apparent when it parts crookedly in the middle and then suddenly grows larger. But it isn't growing larger. It's just closer now. And if its widening mouth had anything resembling breath to offer, it would surely whisper into your ear exactly what it plans to do to you . . .
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Tony (Tony)
Username: Tony

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.143.133.40
Posted on Tuesday, May 03, 2011 - 12:49 pm:   

As long as they're ok things...
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.31.24.131
Posted on Tuesday, May 03, 2011 - 03:06 pm:   

TWO copies left.

Go on, make a man nearing forty happy and help him sell out.
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.31.24.131
Posted on Tuesday, May 03, 2011 - 03:07 pm:   

(Well, when I say, sell out . . . )
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Nathaniel Tapley (Natt)
Username: Natt

Registered: 11-2009
Posted From: 92.15.192.163
Posted on Tuesday, May 03, 2011 - 03:43 pm:   

I would imagine there's only one left now...
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 86.158.237.58
Posted on Tuesday, May 03, 2011 - 03:45 pm:   

I would have bought the last one if it hadn't already gone.
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.31.24.131
Posted on Tuesday, May 03, 2011 - 04:03 pm:   

I love you guys. Tony will just have to cope with my transference of devotion. :-)
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.31.24.131
Posted on Tuesday, May 03, 2011 - 04:20 pm:   

SOLD OUT!!!
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 86.158.237.58
Posted on Tuesday, May 03, 2011 - 04:31 pm:   

I got the last one! :-)
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.31.24.131
Posted on Tuesday, May 03, 2011 - 04:37 pm:   

Good man! That's the one woven with weird foresty magic and destined to smother you in creeping vines and aromatic poisons.
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 92.232.199.129
Posted on Tuesday, May 03, 2011 - 10:28 pm:   

Oh sh.. sugar. You'll hate me now, won't you Gary? I missed it! Haven't been online for over a day. Sorry!
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.181.142.29
Posted on Wednesday, May 04, 2011 - 03:15 am:   

I was going to buy one.

Honest.
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 86.143.99.210
Posted on Saturday, May 14, 2011 - 03:05 pm:   

My review of 'the abolisher of roses' by Gary Fry
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 86.143.99.210
Posted on Saturday, May 14, 2011 - 07:14 pm:   

LATER: Now that ABOLISHER OF ROSES is sold out Ė one wonders what itís future is. It was strange writing a review knowing that whatever I said about it would have no effect on future sales. That didnít change what I had to say, though. Reviewing a book using the last copy sold was like trying to sell an FA Cup Final ticket after the match was finished. Man City won! Man City, Man City, Man CityÖ

[Man City is in Nemonymous Night]
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Tony (Tony)
Username: Tony

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.142.192.37
Posted on Sunday, May 15, 2011 - 01:38 pm:   

It said it was a novella! It was 20 pages! I also bought a Stephenie Meyer novella the same day and it was 200!
What gives?
The Gary book has a lovely cover though. It feels like those books we used to have to read at school, the ones we had to answer questions on at the back.
I miss those books. Life should be more like school in some ways.
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Zed (Gary_mc)
Username: Gary_mc

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.96.253.77
Posted on Sunday, May 15, 2011 - 01:45 pm:   

The Spectral chapbooks are short stories, Tony - mine was 7,000 words long, which was the rough limit, I believe.

Btw, I think there are only about 9 or 10 copies of mine left...get one now, before it's too late.
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Simon Bestwick (Simon_b)
Username: Simon_b

Registered: 10-2008
Posted From: 86.24.209.217
Posted on Sunday, May 15, 2011 - 02:13 pm:   

Got my copy today, read it, loved it. One of the best things of yours I think I've read, Gary. Seriously. Genuinely unsettling.
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.27.30.64
Posted on Sunday, May 15, 2011 - 02:14 pm:   

Tony, who said it was a novella?

If you want your three quid back, I'll refund it myself.
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.27.30.64
Posted on Sunday, May 15, 2011 - 02:15 pm:   

Simon, thanks very much. :-)
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Tom_alaerts (Tom_alaerts)
Username: Tom_alaerts

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 91.176.229.180
Posted on Sunday, May 15, 2011 - 03:20 pm:   

I missed this thread completely, and now Gary's chapbook is sold out :-(
Tony, if you want to get rid of yours, I will buy it.
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 92.232.199.129
Posted on Sunday, May 15, 2011 - 03:32 pm:   

Tom - not necessarily unavailable though. I managed to secure one from Gary when it was officially sold out. Haven't received it yet though, so I'm not reading Des' review until I've read the chapbook.

Tony - think you must have misunderstood. I'm expecting a chapbook, not a novella.
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Tom_alaerts (Tom_alaerts)
Username: Tom_alaerts

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 91.176.229.180
Posted on Sunday, May 15, 2011 - 11:05 pm:   

Caroline & Tony: meanwhile I contacted Gary and organised my chapbook order. Cheers!
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Frank (Frank)
Username: Frank

Registered: 09-2008
Posted From: 85.222.86.21
Posted on Sunday, May 15, 2011 - 11:12 pm:   

Zed - got yours coming this way. Look forward to reading it, as I am Prof's, novella, epic, or short story, fiction is fiction, I'm ready for all sorts. (:
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.27.30.64
Posted on Monday, May 16, 2011 - 08:44 am:   

Hope you enjoy it, Frank. Mine, I mean. I hope you hate Zed's. :-)
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Tony (Tony)
Username: Tony

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.132.95.189
Posted on Monday, May 16, 2011 - 11:57 am:   

I'm not sure where I read it Gary. But I won't return the book - it's lovely!
Sorry about that.
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Zed (Gary_mc)
Username: Gary_mc

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 195.166.117.210
Posted on Monday, May 16, 2011 - 01:54 pm:   

Yep, cheers, Frank. I think there are only 3 copies of mine left now (as of May 5th, anyway; they might be gone by now).
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.27.30.64
Posted on Monday, May 16, 2011 - 03:03 pm:   

No worries, Tony. Hope you like it. Let me know. :-)
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 194.176.105.53
Posted on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 11:55 am:   

Money sent yesterday...
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.27.30.64
Posted on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 11:57 am:   

Thank ye. Got it. Will post today, sirrah.
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 92.232.199.129
Posted on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 12:01 pm:   

Hey, Gary, have you posted mine yet? Only I haven't got it ...
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.27.30.64
Posted on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 12:02 pm:   

Today, Caroline. I only got my copies on Monday.
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 92.232.199.129
Posted on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 12:05 pm:   

Ah, no problem. Was just worried it might have got lost in the post.

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