Bad Dreams - Robert RobinsonWeidenfeld & Nicolson, 1989, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Edges of the text block tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.
From the cover: “Robert Robinson’s Bad Dreams is perhaps the most unexpected novel of the year. This popular and admired broadcaster has produced an unnerving, unforgettable story, in which the homely world of appearances opens like a trapdoor and a man falls through into the malevolence beyond. Wilfred Whiteside is the respected presenter of the news programme Nightdesk. When an invitation arrives for him to take part in a festival in the suburb where he grew up — and to which he has never returned — the prospect is oddly intriguing. But Whiteside’s imagined suburban idyll leads instead to the final nightmare, where the high fever of childhood anxiety and the inner dreads of the grown man plait themselves into a rope that is pulled inexorably tighter. ‘Something is wearing the world like a mask,’ says the narrator. ‘No wonder we have bad dreams. Sooner or later they all come true.’ The wit and humour for which Robert Robinson is so well known are here at the service of darker, stranger forces. A festival is a feast — but who consumes, and who is consumed? The menu is bizarre, and there is no choice.”
Number of Pages: 219
Cover Art By: Graham Ovenden
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