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  • 12 January 2019
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REVIEW ç Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror Fiction (UIRK BOOKS) Rom the New York Timesbest selling authorof The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampirescomes an affectionate nostalgic and unflinchingly funny celebration of the horror fiction boom of the 1970s and 80s Take a tour through the horror paperback novels of two iconic decades if you dare Page through dozens and dozens of amazing book covers featuring well dressed skeletons evil dolls and knife wielding killer crabs Read shocking plot summaries that invoke devil worship satanic children and haunted real estate Horror author and vintage paperback book collector Grady Hendrix offers killer commentary and witty insight on these trashy thrillers that tried so hard to be the next Exorcist or Rosemarys Baby Complete with story summaries and artist and author profiles this unforgettable volume dishes on familiar authors like V C Andrews and R L Stine plus many whove faded into obscurity Also included are recommendations for which of these forgotten treasures are well worth your reading time and which should stay buried. Hendrix provides a comprehensive review of the horror paperback industry from its early origins in the 1960s through its heyday of the 1970s and 80s to its eventual decline in the early mid 1990s I well remember the genre liberally gracing book shelves in shops when I was a kidand uickly being stirred away by my parents toward wholesome and age appropriate literature By the time I was old enough to read this stuff it had largely disappeared from bookshelves and thus I was condemned to scouring second hand book shops and on line retailersThere are plenty of familiar names here with the likes of Stephen King Ann Rice and James Herbert all discussed but it also provides incite into many of the lesser known authors and their works from the period I was particularly pleased to see Robert McCammon getting a name dropbut no Night Boat mention unfortunately seriously Nazi Zombies on a U Boat How did Hendrix miss that It covers both the critically acclaimed and the so lame its funny trash that sprang up with alarming regularity indeed some of the plot lines are so bizarre as to be laugh out loud hilarious murderous demonic prehensile Penises anybody No How about Nazi Leprechauns thenHendrix tells his story with a fair amount of tongue in cheek and isn t afraid to have a laugh at his subject matter His style is easy and conversational while still being informative but it does show at times that he is writing for an American audienceThe book is well illustrated with a plethora of cover art work however some of this is a bit graphic so probably not one to leave on the coffee table to let the kids flick throughAll in all a thoroughly entertaining book for any fan of the genre and I defy you not to have composed a large to read list once you ve finished it

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REVIEW ç Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror Fiction (UIRK BOOKS) From the New York Timesbest selling authorof The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampirescomes an affectionate nostalgic and unflinchingly funny celebration of the horror fiction boom of the 1970s and 80s Take a tour through the horror paperback novels of two iconic decadesif you dare Page through dozens and dozens of amazing book covers featuring well dressed skeletons evil dolls and knife wielding killer crabs Read shocking plot summaries that invoke devil worship satanic children and haunted real estate Horror author and vintage paperback book collector Grady Hendrix offers killer commentary and witty insight on these trashy thrillers that tried so hard to be the next Exorcist or Rosemarys Baby Complete with story summaries and artist and author profiles this unforgettable volume dishes on familiar authors like V C Andrews and R L Stine plus manywhove faded into obscurity Also included are recommendations for which of these forgotten treasures are well worth your reading time and which should stay buriedF. of a long bygone era of crazy paperback novels I enjoyed this book immensely having had the misfortune or in many cases also fortune to have read many of these books Hendrix is a great host to this wonderful world many of the short descriptions of the crazy plots of these books made me laugh out loud but he also affectionately talks about authors who have accomplished something that is actually still worthwhile to read A great portion of the book is also dedicated to the artists who painted the many covers that still linger in your mind when you have spent any time in the 80s Recommended

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REVIEW ç Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror Fiction (UIRK BOOKS) From the New York Timesbest selling authorof The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampirescomes an affectionate nostalgic and unflinchingly funny celebration of the horror fiction boom of the 1970s and 80s Take a tour through the horror paperback novels of two iconic decades if you dare Page through dozens and dozens of amazing book covers featuring well dressed skeletons evil dolls and knife wielding killer crabs Read shocking plot summaries that invoke devil worship satanic children and haunted real estate Horror author and vintage paperback book collector Grady Hendrix offers killer commentary and witty insight on these trashy thrillers that tried so hard to be the next Exorcist or Rosemarys Baby Complete with story summaries and artist and author profiles this unforgettable volume dishes on familiar authors like V C Andrews and R L Stine plus many whove faded into obscurity Also included are recommendations for which of these forgotten treasures are well worth your reading time and which should stay burie. this is the sort of book you can take with you into the lavatory clipped British speaking manner as he was possessed proudly I am sure of a fairly broad working class London accent