- Author: Ray Garton
- Artist: Alan M. Clark
- Page Count: 293
- Pub. Date: 2004
- ISBN: 978-1-58767-022-0
- Status: Out of Print
by Ray Garton
About the Book:
In a childhood already bruised by abuse and oppression, it was the worst thing that had ever been done to Stuart Mullond — and the man who did it has come back...
Stuart's mother remembers it differently... but then again, she remembers everything differently. His girlfriend Amelia doesn't know about it. His ex-wife Molly won't talk about it.
He is not a bad dream. He is not a hallucination. Dr. Furgeson, who once traumatized a trusting little boy named Stuart, has returned to perform the same nightmarish procedure on Stuart's son James. And he's brought along his scissors...
"Do not read this novel if you or someone you know is about to go in for
surgery--I'm not kidding. If Sigmund Freud and Samuel Beckett had co-written
a Herschell Gordon Lewis movie starring Buster Keaton, the result would have
been Scissors. If you thought Garton had reached the pinnacle of Grand
Guignol with his last novel, stand warned: Sex and Violence in Hollywood was merely the restrained prelude to this wild, feverish, smart, frightening,
brutal, and oddly touching novel. Sociological horror and outright satire have
rarely mixed this well, and the results will have you launching, cringing, and thinking simultaneously. If you're a guy, give yourself ten extra points
if you can make it through the first five pages without wincing. Then get ready
for the weird parts."
— Gary Braunbeck, author of The Indifference of Heaven
Ray Garton is the author of over forty books, including the classic vampire novel Live Girls, the thriller Sex and Violence in Hollywood, the horror novel Scissors, and three short story collections, with two more to come. He also has written a number of young adult novels under the name Joseph Locke.
He lives in far northern California with his wife Dawn and their eight cats, where he is currently at work on his next book, Dismissed from the Front and Center, a comedy about his two years at a Seventh-day Adventist boarding academy.
In 2006, Ray received the World Horror Convention Grand Master Award at the World Horror Convention in San Francisco.
Published in two states:
• Limited Edition of 1,000 signed copies ($40)
• Traycased Lettered Edition of 26 signed and lettered copies bound in leather with a satin ribbon page marker and additional full-color artwork ($200)