A hotel offers a taboo service for its troubled clients.
A young man must wind a thousand clocks before sunset.
A vampire library attacks its readers.
A shy young man loses a dog and discovers the cutlery of the Marquis de Sade.
A lottery winner soon wishes he hadn't won.
Deranged office workers take over a building
Fowler consistently scores points with his suave, mocking and ultimately inclusive voice. His latest collection of short stories shows he has lost none of his venom.
Good, gory fun.
Ian McEwan used to mine a similar seam. Fowler does it better.
Incarceration, incantations, revenge, romance and the end of the world - twice. PERSONAL DEMONS are Christopher Fowler's tales of the fantastic and the wilder side of modern urban living. They reflect the rich and various talents of a writer called 'ghoulishly irresistible'.