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Garth Marenghi returns with his long-lost horror epic – TerrorTome

Horror author Garth Marenghi has left the Darplace and is returning with his long-lost horror novel, TerrorTome.

Dare you crack open the TerrorTome? (Mind the spine)

When horror writer Nick Steen gets sucked into a cursed typewriter by the terrifying Type-Face, Dark Lord of the Prolix, the hellish visions inside his head are unleashed for real. Forced to fight his escaping imagination – now leaking 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 throppleganger, the Dark Third.

Can he and Roz, his frequently incorrect female editor, hunt down these incarnate denizens of Nick’s rampaging imaginata before they destroy Stalkford, outer Stalkford and possibly slightly further?

From the twisted genius of horror master Garth Marenghi – Frighternerman, Darkscribe, Doomsage (plus Man-Shee) – come three dark tales from his long-lost multi-volume epic: TerrorTome.

Can a brain leak?
(Yes, it can)

Garth Marenghi was born in the past, graduated from his local comprehensive (now bulldozed) with some O levels in subjects. He taught for nine years at his local library reading group before becoming a full-time horror writer. He has published numerous novels of terror (too numerous to list, nay count), over five hundred short stories, and has edited thirty anthologies of his own work, which have all received the Grand Master of Darkdom Award. He wrote, directed and starred in Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace for the Peruvian market, which subsequently aired on Channel 4 and has not been repeated due to its radical and polemic content. He commenced work on TerrorTome during the late 1980s, continued on it alone and unaided by editors throughout the 1990s, and on into the early 2000s, then the mid-2000s, and has only now found a publisher brave enough to unleash its chilling portendings. He is an honorary fellow.

Garth Marenghi was created by Matthew Holness and Richard Ayoade. Joining up with Alice Lowe, they performed the Perrier Award-nominated Garth Marenghi’s Fright Knight at the 2000 Edinburgh Festival and returned to the Fringe in 2001 with Garth Marenghi’s Netherhead, which won the Best Show award.

Collaborating with Matt Berry they quartet produced cult Channel 4 sitcom Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace. Spoof chat show Man To Man With Dean Learner, also featuring Marenghi, followed in 2006.

I loved Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace and looking forward to reading the new novel. You can pre-order it below.

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