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The Night Man

(1989)
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Publisher's Weekly
Jeter ( In the Land of the Dead ) achieves a nadir in lurid tedium. Concepts and suspense adequate to fuel a modest short story are drawn out mercilessly into a full-length novel of repetitive adolescent sex and uninspired cruelties. The keystone of the plot ranks among the most overdone cliches in horror fiction today: a victim of mindless brutality conjures up a supernatural revenge out of the dark recesses of his own psyche. Jeter hazards a mild variation on this predictable story line by introducing a ponderously foreshadowed twist in the final pages. But that soupcon of originality is not enough to salvage this derivative tome.



Praise for this book

"Dark, intense, unflinchingly honest." - Ramsey Campbell

"Stunning." - Philip K Dick

"Scary as hell." - T M Wright


Used availability for K W Jeter's The Night Man

Paperback Editions

March 1991 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Night Man
Author(s): K W Jeter
ISBN: 0-330-31560-9 / 978-0-330-31560-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
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December 1989 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Night Man (Onyx)
Author(s): K W Jeter
ISBN: 0-451-40179-4 / 978-0-451-40179-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Onyx
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