I didn't really come across Simon Clark until the late 90s - his books have never really received that much publicity and I was unaware of the existence of this book until this kindle version. Feel sorry for the reviewer who paid a fortune for a copy - only for it to be released as a cheap e-book (that has happened to me as well with a different author) but I'm glad finally to get the chance to read it.
The stories have definitely got a 90s feel - reminds me of the 'Year's best' horror anthologies, edited by Karl Edward Wagner which I used to devour back in the day and I think I've come across at least one of the stories in that collection. Some of the stories are a bit surreal for my taste - I don't think this is something Clark does particularly well - but overall they are all pretty frightening - there is one in particular which will give me nightmares for years. The protagonist in 'The Biter bit' seems to be an early prototype of Tug Slatter in 'Blood Crazy' and I liked the authenticity of the Yorkshire settings.
I would have given this 5 stars were it not for problems with the kindle edition - the formatting seemed to go haywire at times especially when I tried to use the back button when I found myself in the middle of a different story. Overall all though, highly recommended!
Update 8th January 2014: Kindle issues now seem to have been resolved so have amended title/score accordingly.
This is Clark's first printed collection of tales and it's never been bettered. I paid £75 for the paperback such was it's rarity so this is a bargain, with extra stories thrown in. Contains stories of the weird and wonderful, the scary and unnerving and the down right bizarre. At this silly price give it a punt you won't be disappointed. Highly recommended.