John Farris


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in Jefferson City, Missouri, The United States
January 01, 1936

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American writer and screenwriter of both adaptations of his own books (e.g. 'The Fury'), of the works of others (such as Alfred Bester's 'The Demolished Man') and original scripts. In 1973 he wrote and directed the film 'Dear Dead Delilah'. He has had several plays produced off-Broadway, and also paints and writes poetry. At various times he has made his home in New York, Southern California and Puerto Rico; he currently resides near Atlanta, Georgia. Early in his career he also wrote under the name Steve Brackeen.

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All Heads Turn When the Hun...

3.64 avg rating — 942 ratings — published 1977 — 19 editions
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The Fury

3.36 avg rating — 432 ratings — published 1976 — 23 editions
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Son of the Endless Night

3.79 avg rating — 329 ratings — published 1985 — 12 editions
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When Michael Calls

3.56 avg rating — 164 ratings — published 1967 — 12 editions
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Wildwood

3.77 avg rating — 150 ratings — published 1986 — 8 editions
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Phantom Nights

3.47 avg rating — 146 ratings — published 2005 — 7 editions
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Fiends

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3.64 avg rating — 160 ratings — published 1990 — 9 editions
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You Don't Scare Me

2.87 avg rating — 138 ratings — published 2007 — 4 editions
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High Bloods

2.93 avg rating — 134 ratings — published 2009 — 6 editions
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Dragonfly

3.50 avg rating — 108 ratings — published 1995 — 7 editions
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“Every man is a mystery to himself. And then we die, unsolved.”
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“Cell phones are to adults what toy rattles are to infants.”
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“The boy had a good whiff of his dog, who, in spite of his partial bath, smelled awful, worse than pigshit mixed with buzzard vomit, how could he stand himself?”
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