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Different Skins by Gary McMahon

Different Skins by Gary McMahon

A double novella from the dark mind of Gary McMahon. A wild, weird noir; a bleak and intense psychological nightmare. Which of these Different Skins would you chose to wear?

Extract (Even the Dead Die)

London is an open wound, a festering tumour upon the skin of England through which oozes the rancid pus of society.

Overcrowded streets filled with vacant, directionless zombies who see nothing past the bubble that surrounds them; gridlocked traffic stretching for miles and miles, across and beyond the city boundaries, snarling up the woefully inadequate road layout; a Third World public transport system, packed way beyond capacity with silently seething commuters who are all far too near their wits’ end to be properly sane.

Forget what you read in trashy Style publications aimed at impressionable fifteen year olds; in London-set novels written by trendy young authors trying to be the new enfant terrible of English letters; in cookie-cutter arts reviews from the pages of middle-class Lifestyle Magazines that fold and go bust a week after their first issue. Forget also the achingly hip images you see on popular TV, or in films starring the new Hot Young Things – the media-created “Brit Pack” – and set in the hustling, bustling, cool and utterly fictional metropolis that beats like a heart at the centre of our nation.

But remember when I tell you this: London is a ghost town.

About the Author

Gary McMahon lives, works and writes in West Yorkshire but possesses a New York state of mind. He shares his life with a wife, son, and nagging stories that won’t give him any peace until he writes them.

Author's Homepage : www.garymcmahon.com

About the Cover Artist

Vincent Chong has produced book covers for the likes of Joe Hill, Ray Bradbury and Ramsey Cambell, plus magazine illustrations for InterZone, The 3rd Alternative, Hub and more. He is also the winner of numerous British Fantasy Society Awards.

Artist's Homepage : www.vincentchong-art.co.uk


Cover art by Vincent Chong

ISBN : 978-1-906652-02-9
Paperback : 216x138mm : 128pp

£7.99 (+ postage)


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