A creation of comedians Matthew Holness and Richard Ayoade, Garth Marenghi is a fictional horror writer who has gained a fan following through his stage show appearances Garth Marenghi’s Fright Knight and Garth Marenghi’s Netherheadas well as the TV programmes Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace and Man to man with Dean Learner. Now Marenghi (who has been played on stage and screen by Holness) is back – and fans finally have the chance to read one of his novels! Garth Marenghi’s TerrorTome has been published and can now be ordered in e-book or audiobook editions at THIS LINK.
Garth Marenghi’s TerrorTome has the following description:
Dare you open TerrorTome? (watch the spine)
When horror writer Nick Steen is sucked into a cursed typewriter by the terrifying Type-Face, Dark Lord of the Prolix, the hellish visions inside his head are unleashed in earnest. Forced to fight his escaping imagination—which is now seeping out of his own brain—Nick must defend the town of Stalkford from his own fictional horrors, including avascular-necrosis-obsessed serial killer Nelson Strain and Nick’s dreaded troppleganger, The Dark Third.
Can he and Roz, his often incorrect female editor, hunt down these incarnate denizens of Nick’s wild imagination before they destroy Stalkford, outer Stalkford, and possibly beyond?
From the twisted genius of horror master Garth Marenghi – Frighternerman, Darkscribe, Doomsage (plus Man-Shee) – come three dark stories from his long-lost multi-volume epic: TerrorTome.
Can a brain leak?
(Yes it can)
Marenghi had this to say about his new book:Less a book, more a petrifying mind-realm or ‘psych-zone’ if you will (and you must), TerrorTome charts the paranormal adventures of fictional horror paperback author Nick Steen. Rejected by both Heaven and Hell for his blasphemous visions, Nick is a fallen angel who now lives in purgative limbo (his home town of Stalkford), chained (literally) to a cursed typewriter, in an apartment that doubles as a partial cosmic portal to unexplored demonic realms. As Nick’s imagination escapes and seeps out of his own head, Stalkford is overrun by the fictional horrors of his own books, their incarnated inhabitants bent on destroying Stalkford, outer Stalkford, and possibly beyond. Can Nick (plus Roz, his often incorrect female editor) hunt down these horrors in Nick’s tortured imaginata before they destroy Stalkford and beyond (as I just explained)? Garth Marenghi’s TerrorTome will read like my classic oeuvre of paperback horrors crossed with The X-FilesFaustian myth and scraps of Manimal. Plus the cover is embossed with real foil at my insistence and at your expense. So curl up with my new book, pilgrim, and die…“
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