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Ramsey Campbell has succeeded more brilliantly than any other writer in bringing the supernatural tale up to date without . For more information visit ww. amseycampbell. The grin of the dark. First published in hardback in Great Britain in 2007.

England's contemporary king of the horror genre' Atlanta Constitution. In some ways Ramsey Campbell is the best of us all' Peter Straub.

Ramsey Campbell remains one of the finest masters of horror in this or any other generation

Ramsey Campbell remains one of the finest masters of horror in this or any other generation.

Campbell takes us through the process of discovering an existential . I did manage to find a few old paperbacks and read "The Doll That Ate It's Mother" and really enjoyed it.

Campbell takes us through the process of discovering an existential discomfort - one is reminded of Roquentin staring at the tree in Sartre's 'Nausea' - but without any philosophical resolution. It is important that Simon is ordinary, bright enough to be a graduate but not bright enough to see his own predicament clearly. I am slowly introducing myself to Ramsey Campbell in my quest for good horror fiction. I have heard so many good things about him and somehow, he just had never made it into my reading.

Ramsey Campbell (author). When he's commissioned to write a book about Thackeray and restore the comedian's reputation, it seems as if his own career is saved. Good horror writers are quite rare, and Campbell is better than just good" - Stephen King "Easily the best horror writer working in Britain today" Time Out "One of the most consistently terrifying horror writers working today" SciFi Now "An intelligently and fleetingly hilarious little gem that will leave you grinning" SFX .

They kept saying they weren't the police, to which I could only retort that they shouldn't act as if they were. attracted the attention of one of the uniformed men. At least, I thought it did, although he homed in on my other wrist. Show me that, please, si. No doubt I shouldn't have attempted to joke. Haven't you seen enough of me?'. I said, since they'd taken my clothes as well as the suitcase

Author(s): Ramsey Campbell. Title: The Grin of the Dark. Publisher: Virgin Books. The Oxford Companion to English Literature describes Ramsey Campbell as 'Britain's most respected living horror writer'.

Author(s): Ramsey Campbell. He has been awarded the Grand Master Award of the World Horror Convention and the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Horror Writers Association. His regular columns appear in All Hallows, Dead Reckonings and Video Watchdog.

Ramsey Campbell has succeeded more brilliantly than any other writer in bringing the supernatural tale up to date without .

The Grin of the Dark. Author: Ramsey Campbell. Once upon a time Tubby Thackeray’s silent comedies were hailed as the equal of Chaplin’s and Keaton’s, but now his name has been deleted from the history of the cinema.

Ramsey Campbell has won a dozen British Fantasy and World Fantasy Awards and three Bram Stoker Awards. A new Campbell novel is an opportunity to delight in the craftsmanship of an extraordinary writer. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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While Christmas shopping online a few months ago, I came across a webpage titled the "25 Best Horror Novels of the New Millennium," and Ramsey Campbell's book came in at number 7. Its description sounded exactly like my kind of book where a researcher attempts to find all the movies by a silent film star named Tubby Thackery who supposedly drove his viewers insane.

It was a very absorbing story at first (and very well written), but after a while it became bogged down with too much superfluous detail. One of the more interesting diversions was the researcher's feud with a commenter on some online movie threads, and it reminded me of so many real life people you see online that get into ferocious "political" debates regarding movie reviews of The Hobbit and even Amazon reviews of rock albums! (Seriously, where do these people come from? Why complain about Barrack Obama in a review of Five Finger Death Punch?)

Still, the novel went on way too long and I was surprised that the description of the last uncovered film (Tubby Tells the Truth) turned out to be so anticlimactic. I wish an editor had trimmed a third of the novel with the sensible use of a red pen so the story about the researcher's accelerating mental illness stayed on target.
I'm not sure if I enjoyed this book or not.
Don't get me wrong - it was written well, amazingly in fact. That said, I have never been more disturbed by a piece of fiction (and I've read a lot, mostly horror) than I was by this book.
Creepy is an understatement. It gets into your head and stays there. I made myself finish because I thought that by the end I would feel better...but I didn't. Still don't. I suspect this is the first book that will give me nightmares.
If that's your bag, you'll love this. If truly, honestly disturbing fiction is your deal, this is what you want.
Me? I'd rather not.
Ramsey Campbell remains one of the finest masters of horror in this or any other generation. THE GRN OF THE DARK is a perfect example of why.
I love Ramsey Campbell's short stories and I think he is a master of that craft, but as much as I want to, I just can't seem to find the same passion for his novels. The "Grind" of the Dark is no exception, the story seems to drag on and on without any payout. I feel like Campbell is trying to build up suspense as you go, but I never felt the end justified the means.

My favorite scene in the book involves a circus tent in the middle of a park, I won't go into details, but it was early on in the novel and I actually had high expectations after that, but nothing seemed to live up to it afterwards.

Campbell's writing is fine, he is an excellent author and an easy read although certain scenes in this book can be quite convoluted and I am not sure if he was trying to make you feel as though you are going crazy along with the protagonist...

Overall, I just couldn't get into this novel, I really wanted to, but I couldn't. This is the second Campbell novel that I almost stopped reading. Again, I love Campbell's short stories and "The Plain of Sound" is something I have read many many times because it's just so awesome.

Just couldn't get into the Grin of the Dark.
Dead Samurai
A dark, dense, complicated book.
I bought this book based on a list of best horror novels of the year that I found somewhere online.

If you like stories that go nowhere slowly, this is all you. I got 3/4 of the way through and never finished it. It's disjointed, plodding, and plain not-entertaining.
Dragged on and on and on!!
Never should have bought this.
I must admit I haven't even read it all.... According to my Kindle however, at a good 9% of the reading nothing has happened yet. Not the best thing from a horror book... Good to fall asleep though
The Grin Of The Dark [Paperback] download epub
Genre Fiction
ISBN: 0753513811
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: VIRGIN BOOKS; paperback / softback edition (2008)
Pages: 288 pages