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The Hanging Man
by S. Darnbrook Colson

Subject: Horror
Publisher: Cyber-Psycho's A.O.D. (USA)

Edition Our Price inc. p&p Status
first edition trade paperback, 63pp, ISBN 188698803X, 1997 UK: £5.00
Europe: £7.76
USA: £8.81
Elsewhere: £9.26
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    The barbarians aren't any more noble than the civilized folk; in fact, almost all of the characters are verminous scum that deserve a cleansing blast of napalm in the face.
    Paul T. Riddell, from the introduction
    Colson, in glee and with the cruelest cunning, flenses the skin off the most sensitive parts of your anatomy and then further revels to titillate the raw, exposed, nerves. Unpleasant, ghastly, even tragic in its effect upon the reader, yet keenly provocative. Doom in June, yet brimming with a dark and vibrant spirithood. One thing I can always be sure of: if the book in my hands has Colson's name on it I ready myself to be deeply, ultimately, disturbed. And this melting pot of irreducibly slow torture and trip-hammer-fast vision proves to be yet another rock-solid block in the wall of this man's stunning fund of work.
    Edward Lee
    When the ravers stop their screaming, the only voice they hear is that of S. Darnbrook Colson: whispering conspiratorially.
    Wayne Allen Sallee

The world becomes steadily more desensitized. A mutilated, and thoroughly helpless, man brings only the emotions of rage and homicidal desire to the more friendly minds. Torture is tolerable, when distant enough. Choices are desired, but never truly offered. Sex can constitute a subtle, yet powerful, bond – or a means for revenge. Physical and mental anguish becomes overwhelming, death is pleaded for. Power results from strength or wealth, take your pick of society. Yes, these present truths are mirrored in this book; powerfully, and with a cynical view of absent true escape routes. Reality ever remains the same.