Book: Dreamers by Ted Farrarcategories: Book, Neo-Gothic, Dreams, Thriller, Dark Humour, Detective, Leeds, England, Demon, Sheol, Horror Fantasy
Ted Farrarabout this book: 'Dreamers' are not your typical people. They live in two worlds - your average run-of-the-mill planet earth and, when they go to sleep, a darker, scarier place. Sometimes the two worlds merge, as Wilson Cole discovers when he falls foul of the self-styled 'Lord' Greenspite in the Dreamworld and learns that returning to our own world is no escape. Soon Dreamers start to die, and Wilson finds himself the prime suspect.
'Dreamers' is breathtakingly different - a tight, retro-cool, disturbing, darkly-humorous fantasy/horror/thriller. People describe it as a rollercoaster ride with a difference - a wild ride on strange roads, with a drunk driver behind the wheel. It's not for pussies.
I first met Wilson Cole in Stockholm in 1978. I was dreaming at the time, but I never forgot him. To write about him I had to discover what made him tick, but I quickly learned that 'being' Wilson in order to flesh him out is a hazardous exercise.
People sometimes say the first couple of chapters are confusing. It's true it isn't the easiest read in the beginning, but I think the characters and their exploits will occupy a place in your heart and mind for a long time afterwards.
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