Richard Farren Barber

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Richard Farren Barber was born in Nottingham, England. After studying in London he returned to the East Midlands. He lives with his wife and son and works as a Registry Manager for a local university.

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Richard Farren Barber I haven't really suffered from writer's block. I tend to be working on more than one project at the same time so if I come up against a problem I can …moreI haven't really suffered from writer's block. I tend to be working on more than one project at the same time so if I come up against a problem I can flip to another project and leave it for my subconscious mind to come up with the answer in the meantime.(less)
Richard Farren Barber Write! Even if the muse is on strike, even if you don't have anything in particular that you're working on. Force yourself to sit down and write. Get …moreWrite! Even if the muse is on strike, even if you don't have anything in particular that you're working on. Force yourself to sit down and write. Get into a habit of writing on a regular basis.(less)
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The Screaming Dead - Published

The ScreamingDead was published on Tuesday 7th February 2021 and is somethingof a departure for me; in terms of genre (I don’t actually know how to describeit: cosmic horror? Gothic western?) , but also the mechanics of writing.

I wrote The Screaming Dead with Peter Mark May; writer,publisher, West Ham fan,  and all-roundgood guy.

The Screaming Dead is not the first piece of fiction I’veco-written.

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It's oh so quiet

I'll be honest, when I started reading the first story in this collection I was underwhelmed. Nothing was happening. And then gradually the essence of the story bloomed into a painful, delicate portrayal of loss and grief. These stori
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A perfect nightmare

A great novel in the gothic fairy story tradition of Shirley Jackson, this complex and convoluted tale grabs you from the start and finishes with a exquisite intense finale that will having you wishing the nightmare would end, but
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Sometimes the magic is hard to grasp

I liked this book, but I wanted to love this book. I expected to love this book, and maybe I was adding too much.
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By the numbers police procedural

I confess this is the first Michael Connelly I've read, picking this up after watching the TV series Bosch.
The story is fine, as rewarding, suitably complex with a satisfying ending. The style of writing seemed somewha
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