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by Tim Lebbon

  • Author: Tim Lebbon
  • ISBN: 0843951958
  • ISBN13: 978-0843951950
  • ePub: 1170 kb | FB2: 1515 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Publisher: Dorchester Pub Co Inc (April 1, 2003)
  • Pages: 368
  • Rating: 4.3/5
  • Votes: 732
  • Format: lit lrf txt docx
Face ePub download

Tim Lebbon (born 28 July 1969, London) is a British horror and dark fantasy writer. Lebbon was born in London. He lived in Devon until he was eight and then in Newport until the age of 26.

Tim Lebbon (born 28 July 1969, London) is a British horror and dark fantasy writer. He now lives in Goytre, Monmouthshire with his wife and two children. Lebbon′s short story ″Reconstructing Amy″ won the Bram Stoker Award for Short Fiction in 2001, his novel Dusk won the 2007 August Derleth Award from the British Fantasy Society for best novel of the year

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A family picks up a hitchhiker in the worst blizzard in living memory  . I'm a fan of Tim Lebbon's Berserk, but this book barely held my interest. Any story that starts off with a snowstorm and a lanky, greasy hitchhiker is OK in my book, but it was all downhill from there. The characters were irritating, especially darling Nikki and her sexual obsession with her psychopathic heartthrob, Brand, who kept popping up at her band rehearsal and keg party. Was I reading a horror book or watching 90210?

Intense and affecting, Face will seize and hold your attention from the opening paragraph to the end.

Intense and affecting, Face will seize and hold your attention from the opening paragraph to the end. A writer blessed with extraordinary gifts, Lebbon's chief talents lie in exploring the darker moments of everyday life. A true disciple of the dark, Lebbon's imagery wrings true fear from his audience. Lebbon's novel will reward the careful reader with insights as well as gooseflesh. Brand is not who he seems, to the mother, the father or the daughter. A family picks up a hitchhiker in the worst blizzard in living memory.

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Tim Lebbon is the New York Times bestselling author of the movie novelizations of 30 Days of Night and The Cabin in the Woods. He has also written many critically acclaimed dark fantasy and crime novels. Tim has won three British Fantasy Awards, a Bram Stoker Award, a Shocker, a Tombstone and been a finalist for the International Horror Guild and World Fantasy Awards.

A family picks up a hitchhiker in the worst blizzard in living memory. It's a mistake. Brand is not who he seems, to the mother, the father or the daughter. He is something more, something they fear in their own ways, and soon after the thaw they are all seeing him again. They begin to learn things about themselves, and each other, which perhaps would be best left unknown. And they begin to realise other, more painful truths ... love blinds . Fear distorts . Hate misleads.
Gldasiy
The first 150 pages are just terrific but then, once each character is separated, you can tell Tim is "padding" the story -- the father spends 30 plus pages lost in the snow while the daughter wanders around at a party for 20 plus pages.

And there really is no "end" to the story since "Brand" just suddenly needs to "depart." If a horror writer wants to enter the realm of the supernatural, then he/she needs to create some "rules" so we can see the logic of what is happening and why. Tim cops out, giving us a GREAT set up...but seems to have nowhere to go.

That being said, his stories are ALWAYS worth reading...even if they don't really "mean" anything!
Vivaral
I enjoyed all the novels written by Lebbon. The only problem with this one was the fact that the reason for Brand's tormenting of this family was never thoroughly explained. I wasn't sure if he intended for the readers to draw their own conclusion or if I missed something.
fightnight
Driving home through a fierce blizzard, Dan and Megan, accompanied by their teenage daughter Nikki, spot a man standing in the middle of a dark country road, seemingly having materialized out of nowhere. Offering him a ride, the family quickly comes to regret their act of generosity -- Brand, as the man calls himself, unnerves them all with his strange demeanor and stranger mutterings. When the high strung Megan can't stand it any longer, they literally eject him from their car. Shaken, they resume their trip, leaving Brand to fend for himself on the nearly deserted stretch of road.
In the days that follow, Brand infiltrates their minds and
lives, seeming to shadow their every move. Megan becomes convinced that Brand is spying on her through the eyes of insects and animals, Dan has an altercation with him in a local tavern, and Nikki spots him haunting a music studio where she and her band are making a recording. At first a minor irritation, Brand slowly ups the ante, sadistically torturing the unfortunate trio.
A supernatural take on John D. MacDonald's The Executioners, the well-executed Face chronicles the disintegration of a family under attack from within and without. Dan, Megan and Nikki have lots of emotional baggage, most of it originating in a rape Megan suffered six years before. Megan is paranoid, and has retreated into religion, Dan has been unmanned by his perceived inability to protect his wife. Estranged from each other, they are also losing touch with their daughter, who is dealing with her emerging sexuality. Seemingly peering into their souls, Brand exploits these weaknesses to wreak his revenge.
At first, it's hard to tell whether Brand actually exists,or is
something that the family has conjured out of its misery. In fact, until he acts against their friends and acquaintances, one might easily assume that he exists only in their imaginations. Regardless of his origins or corporeality, it's disquieting to watch his escalating attacks. It's also disquieting that Lebbon offers no easy explanations or outs. Asked "Why?" by Dan, Brand replies, "Sometimes bad things happen to good people." Even as Brand is seemingly dispatched, one senses he's merely stepped offstage, waiting for another opportunity to wreak havoc.
Intense and affecting, Face will seize and hold your attention from the opening paragraph to the end. A writer blessed with extraordinary gifts, Lebbon's chief talents lie in exploring the darker moments of everyday life, and in making readers feel his character's pain and despair. A true disciple of the dark, Lebbon's imagery wrings true fear from his audience.
Siratius
FACE is the first novel that I've read by Tim Lebbon, and I have to admit to being somewhat disappointed. This is the story of the Powell family, and it starts off with them (Dan, Megan and their teenage daughter, Nikki) driving home from vacation during a snowstorm. Within a few miles of their destination, they see a hitchhiker standing out alongside of the highway and decide to be good Samaritans by offering him a lift. In less than five minutes, the dark, handsome man, who calls himself Brand, manages to anger and scare both Dan and Megan by asking for a moment of their time and by making lewd suggestions to their daughter. They immediately stop the SUV and tell Brand to get out, not caring if he lives or dies, praying that they'll never see him again. No such luck! Brand will now haunt their minds (Nikki's thoughts are more sexual in nature) and begin to slowly chisel away at the family structure by attacking them at their weakest points. For Dan, it has to do with the guilt he feels over the attack of his wife, Megan, several years before in the city, and he being unable to prevent it. Megan, on the other hand, has turned to God with a religious fever, believing that He will protect her against any harm. Brand intends on demonstrating just how weak and vulnerable they actually are. As far as Nikki goes, he plans to fulfill her secret sexual desires, though she may find it to be more of a nightmare than a hot fantasy. Before the end of the novel is reached, Brand will have terrorized the family by killing off their few friends, pushing them to the brink of madness, and by making them wish they'd given him a brief moment of their time. FACE started off as an intriguing premise, but by the end of the third chapter I realized that I didn't like the Powell family, nor did I care about the things being done to them. In fact, I didn't like any of the characters in the book, except for maybe Brand. I thought Dan, Megan and Nikki did some really stupid things, almost as if they were brain dead. One example that stands out is when Dan beats our villain with a pool cue at the local Pub because he hears Brand's voice in his mind, making sexual comments about Nikki. The whole incident rang untrue for me. Another is when Dan goes into the woods surrounding their home at night with a baseball bat to hunt for the mysterious Brand. He doesn't even know if the guy is out there watching the house, or whether he can actually take this evil person in fair fight. And speaking of Brand, the reader is never sure if he's a human monster or a demonic being of some kind. Because of this, I found the novel's grand finale to be confusing with more questions being presented than answers. I hate it when that happens. FACE isn't the worse novel I've ever read, but it's also far from the best. If you want to read it, my suggestion is to wait for the paperback to come out.
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