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  • Paperback: 1014 pages
  • Publisher: Poison Pixie Publishing; New Ed edition (11 Jun. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0954611500
  • ISBN-13: 978-0954611507
  • Product Dimensions: 23.8 x 15.2 x 5.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,814,650 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A SHORT AUTOBIOGRAPHY of CHANCERY STONE

How can you tell a story in a paragraph ?

How do you tell a life in a paragraph?

Do I give you bare facts? Born - none of your business. Place of origin - East Kilbride. Parents - yes, two.

Or maybe the creative version. Didn't read my first book till about the age of eleven/twelve (don't know exactly, because I can't remember much childhood). First two books, The Genie Hottabych and The Rose and the Ring. Also read every fairy tale I could get hold of and was lucky enough to read Victorian versions, not bowdlerised modern versions. Loved all those evil parents and threatening places. Loved the melodramatic orphan stories in The Judy. (Now, I have got to be a rarity here. I actually wanted to be an orphan.) Wasn't allowed to read The Jackie or teen/women's magazines as these were "Capitalist Pornography". Once unwittingly bought a copy of OZ in the street in Glasgow when I was a teenager which my mother made me dispose of "before my father saw it". Deeply ironic as it was destined to become a very valuable rare edition, and my mother did have that greedy little materialistic edge.

Fell into The Citizen's Theatre and its obsession with subversive drama. Saw a lot of nude men and learned about the Marquis de Sade whose works cost me a fortune, bought from abroad.

Do I need to go on through detective fiction, horror, magic realism, the classics, Jacobean drama, far too much bad theatre.......?

I could list my jobs. Although I tried to avoid them, I worked randomly when it couldn't be helped. Selling radar spares, running restaurants, a sweet shop, a newsagents, debt collecting, nude modelling, dancing, bar tending, filing clerk, cleaning.... You get the picture.

Or my lifestyle. Over 17 different houses. Lived in Glasgow, London, Cumbria, Aberdeen, Orkney, Fraserburgh, Manchester, Morecambe. Never married, never had children (always swore as a child I wouldn't and everybody said, "Ah, you're saying that now, but you'll change your tune." Well, they were WRONG). Kept cats, went walking, danced, was a party animal, lived in seclusion, never did drugs, once got stoned on tranquilisers and sexually assaulted a priest, don't smoke, had my first cigarette on stage, don't drink, once sat outside in the most exquisite rain I ever saw so drunk I couldn't stand, eat too much and never diet.

Does any of this tell you anything? Does all of it tell you something ?

I always feel people's work tells you all you need to know about them, even if it's only that they are very convincing liars.

So... my biography.

Read DANNY and know me......

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The 'sexually explicit' sticker on the cover doesn't come remotely close to suggesting how debauched it is. --Scarlet Magazine

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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By moppsmessage on 16 Mar. 2010
Format: Paperback
I was given this book by a friend and since I am a big fan of books dealing with twisted themes and relationships I was looking forward to reading it.
Honestly, I can't say that I can recommend it to anyone. The glaring errors and overly flowery prose really pull the reader out of the story and the story itself is, once you've got used to the dark setting and themes, actually pretty dull.
Unlike most of the characters obsessed about Danny (for no credible reason aside from him being quite nice to look at) I think I'll pass on the next books thanks all the same.
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31 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Michael Wells Glueck on 28 Sept. 2004
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If you are a devotee of books about real crimes and actual criminals, and if you don't mind constant hard-core profanity, then you may wish to consider this title. It reproduces quite faithfully and, to this reader, monotonously, the actual language of subcultural types, and it is not relieved by any other themes of a more general nature. This work is definitely not suitable for children or teenagers.
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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Tweedy on 5 Sept. 2008
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The subject matter will only appeal to a select audience, but even so this is not a nice book. The characters, the language, the morals and the delivery are all designed to shock, but the main shock is what a nasty experience this is.
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4 of 11 people found the following review helpful By S. H. Yeomans on 4 Jun. 2010
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I bought this book after reading the reviews on here. I was curious and admittedly slightly sceptical. As I started to read it, I thought to myself "Yes, just what I thought. A load of sensationalist rubbish - swearing, violent incest rape, etc, etc. This author is obviously out to shock and nothing more."

However, as I read on and delved deeper into the lives and minds of Danny and his brothers/cousin (and the people they warp along the way) I found myself drawn in and completely gripped - I was wrong. Although one of the saddest and darkest books I've ever read, it is an incredible read.

It is violent, it is twisted, it can be sickening, and sometimes you can't believe you're still reading it - but if you can get past that it's worth it.
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2 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Bookworm1971 on 28 Feb. 2012
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Danny 1.0, ironically titled Hope House, is the first part of the Danny Quadrilogy, one of the most original, daring and exquisitely plotted stories I've ever read. The author takes the time and space to develop her characters to the point that they feel so real you forget they are fictional. The writing is elegant in a sparse, smooth way. Danny is an addictive and intensely emotional read. But what I loved most was that it is utterly unpredictable throughout.

As others may have already pointed out, this novel dives deep into the dark corners of the human mind and heart and so isn't for the squeamish. This book contains a huge amount of graphic, mostly m/m sex scenes, depicting in detail any kind of sex act you can possibly imagine. There is a lot of rape, physical violence, blood and gore; worse, there's child abuse in all its forms--sexual, physical, verbal, emotional. There are incestuous relationships of the heartbreaking kind. And yet, none of it amounts to gratuitous pornography. Still, if you have trouble with any of the above, this book may not be for you.

The Danny Quadrilogy chronicles the story of the Jackson Moores, who own a farm in rural England. Set in the Eighties, but reaching both backward and forward in time, it depicts ultimate child abuse and family disfunction before the terms became popular. In the relative isolation of their farm life, the Jackson Moore boys have survived their toxic childhood by developing socially unacceptable and often dangerous behaviors.

John, the oldest brother, elicits opposing emotions from the reader. Driven by unvoiced needs and intense jealousy, he is physically imposing, even threatening.
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3 of 10 people found the following review helpful By M. Deedes on 17 Jun. 2010
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I must confess to being very interested in books with dark subject matter, abuse being one of those subjects. However i don't just wish to be freaked/angered/sickened by sensationalistic writing (let me make that clear, Danny is not sensationalist). I want to see the subject explored...realistically, and aside from the narrative conventions of the thriller there is psychological realism in this wonderful, unnerving, compelling, haunting book of blood. Some of the secrets of Danny and the Jackson-Moore family are very tantalizingly hinted at (as Jill, another reviewer, comments)and these hints contain several lifetimes in hell of the dysfunctions resulting from long term, systematic familial sexual abuse. All hinted at, very occasionally exploding off the page (no, not THOSE sort of explosions). But there's so much, much more than this, it's not another broken lives story, oh no sireebob; There's murder, unique characters, obsession, noir-ish corruption and descent,and there's a lot of man on man action, a hell of a lot.
There appears to me no obvious thematic comparison to Bret Easton Ellis' American Psycho, but feeling the after effect of reading something i haven't before is comparable. Something about the way the characters come out of the page,about deciphering the triple meanings or snippets of conversation spoken just out of earshot, and something about not having a damn clue about where this insane rides going next? I've got volume 2 in the post, I'll soon find out...
Don't mistake content for form, this is set to be CULT
Now,Anyone fancy popping over to Jerrett's? :)
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