GUARDIAN review 30 Days of Night: Fear of the Dark

August 2nd, 2010 • Posted in Reviews & Interviews |

The Guardian gave 30 Days of Night: Fear of the Dark a great review last Saturday, part of which said:

After a glut of vampire novels, even fans of horror must be feeling sated by now, but Lebbon’s vampires are not the angst-ridden beasts that are currently prevalent; nor are they the garlic – fearing creatures of tradition.  Rather, they are down – to – earth monsters in a hardcore horror tale by one of the UK’s leading exponents of the genre.


Now then … It’s an incredibly busy time for me right now, and I’m aware that this website needs a good deal of updating.  The Library page is missing a couple of books, the Films page needs updating to reflect progress in various projects, and there are other tweaks that need making.  I plan on spending a day doing this early September … so if there’s anything you’d like to see on this site – or any obvious omissions – let me know.

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2 comments on “GUARDIAN review 30 Days of Night: Fear of the Dark”

  1. Rich Sampson says:

    Hi Tim,

    I haven’t stopped by for a little while as I’m neck deep in Last Exit for the Lost and having a blast. The Stuff on the Stars, Leaking is classic Lebbon in my mind, and typifies what I love about your writing. The intro by the great man himself ain’t too shabby either.

    Anyway, I read this post with interest after reading a recent interview with you at Cemetery Dance. In it you mentioned a little bit about your writing process. If you were after any ‘extras’ to add to the site, this is something I would be fascinated to read. I don’t know if it’s a little like a magician revealing his secrets, or if there is a lot of call for it, but I would certainly enjoy reading that kind of thing. I’d love to see how your approach differs from short to novella to novel, and whether you have different methods for writing horror or fantasy.

    I think part of this comes from your admission that you get an idea and run with it for a whole novel. That can’t be it…can it?

    Keep up the excellent work!


  2. Tim Lebbon says:

    Hi Rich! Thanks for your comments … I really need to spend a day updating the site soon, there’s a lot of stuff that needs attention – the Library page especially. And what I’d like to do is post a link to various interviews I have around the web, including this one: where I talk about stuff like that a little more.

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