"And once you've wound up a clock, there's something frightful in the way it keeps on going at its own relentless pace. Its hands move steadily round the dial as if they had a mind of their own. Tick, tock, tick, tock!"
A Very Happy 2018 to all.
Oh and the book: Deliciously creepy.
First Line: In the old days, when this story took place, time used to run by clockwork.
First Published: 1996
Source: Bought @ 2016 DBF