The Cranes That Build The Cranes

3.74 avg rating
( 168 ratings by Goodreads )
)  
9780349120966: The Cranes That Build The Cranes
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Jeremy Dyson is a master of the macabre, of stories brimming with black humour and the promise of something sinister just around the corner. In his new collection he explores the dark depths of the human condition, offering tales of death, disaster and - just occasionally - redemption.
An unhappy, near-autistic bookseller acquires miraculous powers over life and death and exacts his revenge on the world - in a cruel and unexpected way.
Alone in their isolated boarding school, three boys explore the mysterious cellar that is officially off-limits, only to discover something far worse than they expected about the building and themselves.
A pathological fear of violent crime drives a wealthy property developer to purchase a private island and build himself a home of absolute security. Unfortunately he succeeds in attracting the very thing he fears the most.
In these and other tales of suspense and horror, Jeremy Dyson introduces the reader to a world that is at once mysterious and strangely familiar . . .

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

His stories nestle in the little vacant chink between Roald Dahl and Borges (OBSERVER)

Reflects a boldness that's rarely seen among Dyson's confreres - a willingness to dream (GUARDIAN)

Excellent . . . confirms his reputation for punchy, intriguing fictions. Unexpected twists yield a sense of justice being meted out, and provide a delicious balance between suspense and satisfaction (DAILY TELEGRAPH)

pitch-black comedy [and an] aura of menace ... a fusion of horror and hilarity that somehow mates Saki with McEwan (Independent)

Book Description:

A brilliantly macabre and suspenseful short story collection from the co-creator of THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781408700877: The Cranes That Build The Cranes

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1408700875 ISBN 13:  9781408700877
Publisher: Little, Brown, 2009
Hardcover

9780316027984: Untitled Short Story Collection

Little..., 2008
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Dyson, Jeremy
Published by Abacus (2010)
ISBN 10: 034912096X ISBN 13: 9780349120966
New Paperback Quantity Available: 8
Seller:
Wormhill Books
(Hereford, United Kingdom)

Book Description Abacus, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. New copy. Priority orders will be dispatched by 1st Class post, heavier or thicker items by courier. Standard mail will be dispatched by 2nd Class post; heavier items by courier. Overseas orders will be dispatched by priority airmail. PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR MY PRIVACY POLICY. Seller Inventory # mon0000028068

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
2.53
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 14.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Dyson, Jeremy
Published by Abacus (2010)
ISBN 10: 034912096X ISBN 13: 9780349120966
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Learnearly Books
(Doncaster, United Kingdom)

Book Description Abacus, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Rapidly dispatched worldwide from our clean, automated UK warehouse within 1-2 working days. Seller Inventory # mon0000129228

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
6.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 30
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Dyson, Jeremy
Published by Abacus (2010)
ISBN 10: 034912096X ISBN 13: 9780349120966
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Abacus, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB034912096X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
57.22
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds