Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror Fiction (QUIRK BuchS) [Pdf DOWNLOAD]

H and gruesome horror novels Of Yesteryear Impeccably Researched It yesteryear Impeccably researched it A Dream Of A Book For Literary Horror Fans a dream of a book for literary horror fans it out An interesting and very entertaining 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 they 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 Wer wie ich die Taschenb cher der 70er und 80er als Kind und Jugendlicher in der B cherei verschlungen hat die im Fantastischen Sience Fiction und Horror dort auslagen kommt nicht umhin einige Sachen die nicht nach Deutschland kamen einfach nicht zu kennen Daf r ist das vorliegende Buch Klasse zum Sondieren 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 in many cases also fortune to have read many of these books Hendrix is a 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 Recommende. 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.

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Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror Fiction (QUIRK BOOKS)A wonderful book that every 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 examples of many of these horror books are now so scarce that they demand a very high price for the privilege of owning This books are now so scarce that they demand a very high price for the privilege of owning This a book that is made for rereading an essential catalogue to be read book that is made for rereading an essential catalogue to be read carefully and then kept close at hand for use as a handy reference tool Highly Recommended 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 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 serious. From the New York Timesbest selling authorof The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying New York Timesbest selling authorof The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying 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. ,

Ly 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 It covers both the critically acclaimed and the so lame its funny trash that sprang up with alarming regularity indeed of the plot lines are so bizarre as To Be Laugh Out Loud be laugh out loud 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 Grady Hendrix Buch ist eine Fundgrube f r alle Horrorfans die in Den 70er Und 80er Jahren 70er und 80er Jahren trashige Horrorromane gelesen haben Die besten Autoren werden vorgestellt Trends analysiert und viele fantastische Cover zeigen den Reiz der gruseligen Schm ker Allerdings h tte ich mich gefreut wenn der Autor mindestens doppelt so viel Text geschrieben h tte eine ausf hrliche Analyse des Themas ist hier nicht zu finden I have or 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 garis. 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.