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The Legend of Barney Thomson by Douglas Lindsay

Format: B format, paperback, 198 x 129mm, 224pp

ISBN Code: 978-1-910449-31-8
Douglas Lindsay

Douglas Lindsay was born in Scotland in 1964 at 2:38am. It rained.

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The Legend of Barney Thomson

by Douglas Lindsay


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…

Praise for The Legend of Barney Thomson

‘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

‘Incredibly dark yet laugh-out-loud funny, one minute you will have chills up your spine and the next you will be double over with laughter.’ Scottish Field