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3.91  ·  Rating details ·  53 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Christopher Fowler specialises in stylish urban and suburban nightmares, usually London-centred. His first novel was Roofworld (1998). Uncut is his eighth collection of short stories--a significant mark of success in times when publishers insist loudly that "shorts don't sell". These 21 pieces range from deepest black comedy to gory and over-the-top Grand Guignol, with one ...more
Paperback, 412 pages
Published July 15th 1999 by Time Warner Paperbacks (first published 1999)
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Graham
Jul 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: anthology, horror
I'd encountered Christopher Fowler's short stories in various anthologies over the years - I think Stephen Jones is a fan - as well as reading two of his novels, SPANKY and SOHO BLACK. UNCUT beckoned to me as a master collection of Fowler's short fiction, dating back to the 1990s. What a treat I was in for. The colletion is a mixture of social realism, an obsession with serial killers, gore and black comedy, and some new twists on old horror tropes. London is often the backdrop to the tales coll ...more
Katherine Tew
Jan 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
A great collection of horror short stories.
Dylan Lancaster
Jul 10, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This was the first book that I read by Christopher Fowler. I read it over two hot weeks staying at the Philbeach Hotel in Earls Court and it had a great impact on me. I was addicted and towards the end of the two weeks went to the nearest Waterstones and purchased his entire back catalogue that was still in print and have been addicted to his world ever since.

Basically it is a collection of short stories, some horrific, some very funny but all very moving and profound.
Deborah
Jan 19, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: failed
Read 2 of the stories. Meh. I was fooled by the Time Out blurb on the cover. Stephen King must be crying all the way to the bank.
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Christopher Fowler is an English novelist living in London, his books contain elements of black comedy, anxiety and social satire. As well as novels, he writes short stories, scripts, press articles and reviews.

He lives in King's Cross, on the Battlebridge Basin, and chooses London as the backdrop of many of his stories because any one of the events in its two thousand year history can provide ins
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