Author kills off Uri Geller with a spoon

CUTLERY-bending Uri Geller today commented on the work of an Ipswich horror writer who used fiction to kill the entertainer with a lethal spoon.

James Marston

CUTLERY-bending Uri Geller today commented on the work of an Ipswich horror writer who used fiction to kill the entertainer with a lethal spoon.

John Mains, 32, contributed a short story to The Third Black Book of Horror published recently.

In the tongue-in-cheek story Mr Geller's head is lopped off with a spoon during a TV chat show.

Mr Geller said: “I'm honoured to have been attacked by a spoon. After all, I've been attacking spoons for 55 years. It is only right that finally, a spoon should rebel against Uri Geller.”

Mr Mains, of Camden Road, Ipswich, said he was delighted to have work published for the first time.

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He said: “My feet didn't touch the ground, it is great to be published. Uri Geller is a bit of a legend and I grew up watching him in the 1980s bending spoons.

“I just had the idea of what would happen if the spoon got its own back. I've spoken to him a few times and he has been very supportive.”

Surrounded by posters of horror films, several severed heads and even a model alien, Mr Mains said he is passionate about the horror genre with Zombies among his favourite characters.

The supermarket worker said: “I've been a fan of horror since I was 13. My dad bought me a Pan Book of Horror and I was totally hooked.

“Horror is a safe thrill and it doesn't do harm to people. I'm not into slash and die horror, I like the more psychological stories and Victorian horror stories.”

A writer for pleasure, Mr Mains said he is currently researching the Pan book of horror series which celebrates its 50th anniversary next year.

He added: “I enjoy writing. The story took about five minutes to write and I have been asked to contribute to The Fourth Black Book of Horror as well which is fantastic.”

Currently researching the Pan Book of Horror Stories, John is appealing for any information about the series. For more information visit www.panbookofhorrorstories.co.uk

Are you a fan of horror? What do you think? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or send an e-mail to eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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