Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Book Review: The Barbershop Seven (Barney Thomson Omnibus) by Douglas Lindsay

Title: The Barbershop Seven Omnibus (Barney Thomson)
Author: Douglas Lindsay
Publisher:
Blasted Heath
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 3020
Format: E-Book - EPUB
Genre: Fiction
Source: Bought Copy

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GWGYEIA/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00GWGYEIA&linkCode=as2&tag=nijma-20&linkId=3TGV6RJD7BXOXTJF 

Finally, by popular demand, all seven Barney Thomson novels have been collected in one handsome omnibus edition. And it's a snip at the price!

Fans of Douglas Lindsay's genre-defining barbershop death junky novels will be delighted to know that THE BARBERSHOP SEVEN includes the complete, unabridged text from the following Barney Thomson novels:

#1 THE LONG MIDNIGHT OF BARNEY THOMSON
#2 THE BARBER SURGEON'S HAIRSHIRT
#3 MURDERERS ANONYMOUS
#4 THE RESURRECTION OF BARNEY THOMSON
#5 THE LAST FISH SUPPER
#6 THE HAUNTING OF BARNEY THOMSON
#7 THE FINAL CUT
(Goodreads Synopsis)



Overall, I am giving the Barbershop Seven four stars.
In terms of individual books, I'd give five stars to stories 1-3 and 7, but four to the others.
I loved the initial novels in this series, but I think some of that early spark of originality was lost towards the middle. However, the author found it again with the final tale.
This is an engaging series, dripping with black humour and murderous mayhem. I recommend it for those who enjoy films like The Green Butchers.
I just have the last two novellas to read to finish my Barney Thomson odyssey, so expect reviews of the those in the next few days.


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