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Jeremy Dyson

Författare till Never Trust a Rabbit

18+ verk 398 medlemmar 11 recensioner 1 favoritmärkta

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Verk av Jeremy Dyson

Associerade verk

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The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse (2005) — Författare, vissa utgåvor23 exemplar
Beyond the Veil (2021) — Bidragsgivare — 22 exemplar
We Are the Martians: The Legacy of Nigel Kneale (2017) — Bidragsgivare — 15 exemplar
The League Of Gentlemen: Christmas Special (2000) — Actor, vissa utgåvor8 exemplar

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Vedertaget namn
Dyson, Jeremy
Födelsedag
1966-06-14
Kön
male
Nationalitet
UK
Födelseort
Leeds, Yorkshire, England, UK
Bostadsorter
Highbury, London, England, UK
Ilkley, West Yorkshire, England, UK
Utbildning
Leeds Grammar School
University of Leeds (Philosophy)
Northern School of Film and Television (MA)
Yrken
screenwriter
Priser och utmärkelser
British Academy Television Award
Royal Television Society Award
Golden Rose of Montreux
Kort biografi
Jeremy Dyson (born 14 June 1966) is an English screenwriter and, along with Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith, a participant in The League of Gentlemen.

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Not quite sure why this had such stellar reviews. It's great on period details and on magicians and stagecraft but the story is rather slight. Compare it to any spy/espionage novel and you will find it disappointing. Without giving too much away you will definitely find elements of Len Deighton's novels. But still worth reading for the other elements.
 
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basilisksam | Jun 15, 2023 |
Entertaining, yet uncomfortable short stories. I liked the ambiguous endings, the way the outcomes were not clearly described, but left to the imagination of the reader... which is presumably why I didn't find the stories truly macabre - but this is something lacking in my imagination more than the author's writing I suppose.
I also liked the grounding of many of the stories in northern England.
 
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jkdavies | 1 annan recension | Jun 14, 2016 |
I don't read a lot of horror literature so I didn't have a lot to compare this book against. But I liked it a lot. The book had a bit of a ghost story meets cyberpunk feel in many places. It was also quite eclectic in the sorts of supernatural horror it contained.
 
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kvandenbreemen | 4 andra recensioner | Dec 22, 2014 |
Enjoy getting lost in a good book? Well getting lost in this one could prove fatal.

Jeremy Dyson has been asked to fictionalise true accounts of the supernatural and so we are introduced to a book of deliciously creepy stories, personally introduced by Dyson. A homage (as he says in the intro) to the scary books of his childhood. There are unsettling modern hauntings and hidden crimes, disappearances, terrifying
meetings with other selves, desolate moors and secret government bunkers. Then of course they start to bleed their themes into the authors reality and then .. and then they .. well um.. hmm.. lets just say this is not a book to take to bed it is a book to be constrained in a locked bookcase in case it gets out.

It's wonderfully written, with a lovely mix of tales and almost, but not quite, too clever for its own good. It incorporates good old fashioned horror with a modern spin and it knows its genre. Knows exactly how to worm its way into your head. I couldn't put the book down and this is while I was truly, utterly freaked out (note to self: do not read this alone in the house & never visit Library basements).

If you are not a sensitive soul like me there is still much to like here, much to appreciate not just the stories
themselves but the unusual, fun narrative. Horror aficionados as much as meta fiction fans will lap this up. If there is anything else out there like it I would love to know.

Highly recommended.
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clfisha | 4 andra recensioner | Sep 25, 2013 |

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Verk
18
Även av
8
Medlemmar
398
Popularitet
#60,946
Betyg
½ 3.6
Recensioner
11
ISBN
32
Språk
1
Favoritmärkt
1

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