Ginger Nuts of Horror
PAPERBACKS FROM HELL
By Grady Hendrix
Published 19 September, 2017 in PB, £20.00
Full colour, embossed cover
Also available in e-format
A “national treasure” – Wall Street Journal
Take a tour through the horror paperback novels of the 1970s and ‘80s… 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 Rosemary’s Baby. It’s an affectionate, nostalgic, and unflinchingly funny celebration of the horror fiction boom of two iconic decades, complete with story summaries and artists and author profiles. You’ll find familiar authors, like V.C. Andrews and R.L. Stine, and many more who’ve faded into obscurity. Plus recommendations for which of these forgotten treasures are well worth your reading time and which should stay buried.
The perfect addition for any book or art lover, plus the ultimate Halloween gift for any horror aficionado.
About the author
Grady Hendrix’s first novel, Horrorstör, an illustrated story about a haunted IKEA, was named by NPR as one of the best books of 2014. He is also the author of My Best Friend’s Exorcism, also by Quirk. A diehard horror fiction fan, he lives in New York City, with his restaurateur wife.
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