PDF (Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of 70s and 80s Horror Fiction (QUIRK Bücher)) BY Grady Hendrix

Ookshelves and thus I was condemned to scouring second hand book shops and on line retailersThere are plenty of familiar names here with the second hand book shops and on line retailersThere are plenty of familiar names here with the 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 asy 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 is a bit graphic probably not one to leave on the coffee table to let the kids flick throughAll in all a thoroughly ntertaining book for any fan of coffee table to let the kids flick throughAll in all a thoroughly ntertaining book for any fan of genre and I defy you not to have composed a large to read list once you ve finished it 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 I really Foundations of Tropical Forest Biology: Classic Papers with Commentaries enjoyed this book It s lavish illustrations are beautif. Ring well dressed skeletonsvil dolls and knife wielding killer crabs Read shocking plot summaries that invoke devil worship satanic children and haunted real state 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 Exo. An interesting and very ntertaining book bringing back lots of memories along the way I wish it was slightly less US centric while British authors do get some mentions they are few Some reasonable coverage is given to James Herbert and Graham Masterton but I was very disappointed that the only mention Guy N Smith gets was for his crab books I know I was very disappointed that the only mention Guy N Smith gets was for his crab books I know re his best known but he wrote so many others covering pretty much all the horror tropes of the time and with some great covers too All of that is my personal bias and opinion of course but whether you agree with me or not it s still a great book to look at read and own So go get it A really look at read and own So go get it A really overview of decades of genre paperbacks The numerous full colour pictures of book covers are great fun in themselves but the author has read very book represented here and has interesting comments and anecdotes about many of them No just the plots but the writers ditors publishers and cover artists too It s as if the author had written this just for me it is absolutely xcellent Highly recommend this book if you re a fan of 70 s 80 s pulp horror fiction Hendrix provides a comprehensive review of the horror paperback industry from its arly origins in the 1960s through its heyday of the 1970s and 80s to its One Ticket To Texas eventual decline in thearly 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 nough to read this stuff it had largely disappeared from From the New York Timesbest selling authorof The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampirescomes a 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 featu. Ul and it was lovely looking through and remembering the books I read and collected years ago I would highly recommend this book This is a great read colourful *IN PICTURE AND LANGUAGE I HAVE *picture and language I have accurately I had been waiting for a lavish book like Paperbacks from Hell for many years Having now had the distinct pleasure of reading it I can happily say that it certainly doesn t disappoint Beautifully written and illustrated this will provoke a few grateful tears of nostalgia for those fans who savoured all those wonderfully garish and gruesome horror novels of yesteryear Impeccably researched it is a dream of a book for literary horror fans Check it out A wonderful book that very horror lover should own Paperbacks from Hell looks at the publishing of the horror paperback mainly concerned with the period mid 70 s to mid 80 s What is noticeable and striking about this book genre is the colourful covers and beautiful art work produced by famous illustrators at that time Early Art, Culture, and Cuisine: Ancient and Medieval Gastronomy examples of many of these horror books are now so scarce that they demand a very high price for the privilege of owning This is a book that is made for rereadingssential catalogue to read once carefully and then kept close at hand for use as a handy reference tool Highly be read once carefully and then kept close at hand for use as a handy reference tool Highly Brilliantly written with humour and passion full colour cover illustrations and several topics covered my favourites being killed animals plants and children in and cults and toys It is just a brilliant book but going to cost me a fortune in time and money to find the ones I want to rea. Rcist 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 buri. .


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