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This landmark volume marked the first U.S. publication of British horror phenomenon, Tim Lebbon. As the Sun Goes Down collects 90,000 words of his best work, including several original pieces, like “The Unfortunate”, which went on to win a Bram Stoker award, and was included in several “Year’s Best” anthologies. As the Sun Goes Down also features an introduction by Ramsey ...more
Hardcover, First Trade Edition, 248 pages
Published 2000 by Night Shade
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MB Taylor
Jul 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
I read As the Sun Goes Down during the last week in August. It’s pretty good. Between this and The Thief of Broken Toys (2010) I think I’m a Lebbon fan. I went out a bought a couple more of his books The Cabin in the Woods: The Official Movie Novelization (2012) and Echo City 2010) and Bar None (2001) is sitting on my unread shelf as well. I’m looking forward to reading them (eventually). As good as I think Lebbon is I’m a little concerned that I don’t have any recollection of the stories in ...more
Isidore
Jul 19, 2015 rated it liked it
A striking and imaginative novelette, "The Unfortunate", redeems a sometimes soporific collection of stories. "The Empty Room" and "Dust" are also good, if less ambitious. All too many of the rest are slice-of-life dramas (or melodramas) with at best a vaguely weird overlay; on reading these I would get sufficiently irritated to wonder if Lebbon thinks an irrelevant touch of the outre is just the thing to lend spurious profundity to an otherwise drab and uninteresting story.

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David
Dec 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Excellent story collection.
Bandit
Nov 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Amazing short story collection that showcases the talent of Lebbon.
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