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James Knight's Books
In the Dark Room (full colour edition) By James Knight
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"The mannequins are here again. I can feel them throbbing in my ears. They’re standing around in the kitchen, impassive as stone. But inside they’re laughing. I’m not getting... More > out of bed for them, not this time." In the Dark Room is a surreal novella written and illustrated by James Knight, author of Head Traumas. The story is narrated by a bedridden man who finds himself besieged by memories, fantasies and the mannequins at the bottom of the stairs. Knight's combination of words and pictures invites us into a strange yet familiar world, governed by the logic of a dream. This special edition includes 40 full colour "oneirographs", Knight's trademark dream pictures.< Less
The mannequins are more real than you By James Knight
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"Sometimes the mannequins get behind my eyes I feel them tugging the strings of my nerves playing with my mechanisms They make themselves at home in the lumber room of my skull.." James... More > Knight's latest collection of poems and prose poems takes the reader to the other side of the mirror, where the Bird King reigns and mannequins are more real than people.< Less
Mono By James Knight
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Set in a surreal totalitarian state populated by spies, vampires, robots and chimpanzees, Mono offers the reader a kaleidoscope of mutating story-lines. Eve is abducted and imprisoned in a... More > subterranean compound. The sinister Mirrors inject readymade dreams into the minds of citizens. Dr Mort brings extinct animals back to life. Serge plots the assassination of a dictator... Binding all the strands together is the portrait of a writer who is desperate to expose the truth about the bleak world in which he lives, but who cannot distinguish between memories, fantasies and dreams. Accompanied by sixty monochrome illustrations and written in Knight's characteristically terse, darkly humorous style, Mono is perhaps best described as an entertaining nightmare.< Less
The Mannequin By James Knight & Susan Omand
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A coffin or cocoon, a hollow container. To avoid disappointment, don't expect to find a fleshy thing pulsating inside. On Valentine's Day it's common practice to express amorous feelings by sending... More > the object of one's desire a greeting card, depicting an internal organ, skewered on a sharp implement. So much for romance. Knock knock. Who's there? No one, just a voice, echoing grandly.< Less
The Madness of the Bird King By James Knight & Diana Probst
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"A brilliant piece of work." Jeff Noon, author of Vurt, Falling Out of Cars & The Automated Alice The Bird King is mad again. He caws through empty midnight streets, ... More > moulting tar-black feathers. James Knight's poetic account of the weird world of the Bird King is accompanied by Diana Probst's beautiful, unsettling watercolour illustrations, rendered here in full colour. Look the Bird King in the eye, see into the clunking clockwork of his dark heart.< Less
In the Dark Room By James Knight
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"The mannequins are here again. I can feel them throbbing in my ears. They’re standing around in the kitchen, impassive as stone. But inside they’re laughing. I’m not getting... More > out of bed for them, not this time." In the Dark Room is a surreal novella written and illustrated by James Knight, author of Head Traumas. The story is narrated by a bedridden man who finds himself besieged by memories, fantasies and the mannequins at the bottom of the stairs. Knight's combination of words and pictures invites us into a strange yet familiar world, governed by the logic of a dream.< Less
Head Traumas By James Knight
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Snowmen are clowns in sinister stasis. While you sleep they smother cats and feast from bins. At dawn their paunches drip. (from "The snowmen") Head Traumas is the latest collection... More > from the author of The Madness of the Bird King, a book described by acclaimed novelist Jeff Noon as "a brilliant piece of work". This substantial collection contains poems, prose poems and pictures. It includes a revised version of The Madness of the Bird King, Mr Punch Dreams, nine Oneiroscope pieces (combining text and image), numerous 13-part prose poems, and more.< Less
13 By James Knight & Diana Probst
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"Some of the other visitors think Machine 13 is actually the Bird King himself, encased in red plastic. Whatever it is, it terrifies me." (13 machines from the Bird King's private... More > collection) From the creators of The Madness of the Bird King: a book of poetic fragments in thirteen chapters, each accompanied by an enigmatic colour illustration. "An open book, a blank page. A face, probably your face, stooping to see." (13 pieces of a broken mirror)< Less
Mr Punch Dreams By James Knight & Maxim Peter Griffin
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It’s raining inside Mr Punch’s head. His bedroom curtains are red rags. Judy is somewhere out at sea, on a ship with hand-shaped sails. Oh, I do like to be beside the... More > seaside! There's one wife for you! What a precious darling creature! She go to fetch our child. Mr Punch fears Jack Ketch’s gibbet. It casts long shadows across his dreams. The noose is the law’s reptilian eye. Enjoy James Knight's junk poem and Maxim Peter Griffin's unsettling colour illustrations, in a book that will take you inside Mr Punch's hollow skull.< Less
13 By James Knight & Diana Probst
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"Some of the other visitors think Machine 13 is actually the Bird King himself, encased in red plastic. Whatever it is, it terrifies me." (13 machines from the Bird King's private... More > collection) From the creators of The Madness of the Bird King: a book of poetic fragments in thirteen chapters, each accompanied by an enigmatic colour illustration. "An open book, a blank page. A face, probably your face, stooping to see." (13 pieces of a broken mirror)< Less