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Stephen King – ‘Salem’s Lot (NEL, Feb 1977)

Posted by demonik on April 14, 2014

Stephen King – ‘Salem’s Lot   (NEL, Feb 1977)

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Blurb

‘If’ novels were awarded certificates like films, this one would get a triple- ‘H” for horror. Philip Steele,THE SUN

Almost overnight, the population of ‘Salem’s Lot has gone from 1319 to nothing. At least, to nothing human.

Thousands of miles from the small New England town of ‘Salem’s Lot, two terrified people still share the secrets of those clap­board houses and tree-lined streets. One is an eleven-year-old boy who never speaks. Only his eyes betray the grotesque events he has witnessed. The other is a man with recurring nightmares of a placid little township trans­formed into a tableau of unrelenting horror, a man who know s that soon he and the boy must return to Salem’s Lot for a final confrontation with the unspeakable evil that lives on there.

By the author of the great best-seller, CARRIE, and the forthcoming master­piece, THE SHINING.

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Mary Whitehouse – “Who Does She Think She Is?”

Posted by demonik on April 14, 2014

Mary Whitehouse – “Who Does She Think She Is?” (NEL, Jan. 1972)

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Blurb:
No critic of television has ever been more widely read, criticised and talked about than Mary Whitehouse.

In this book she recounts the experiences which have come to someone who is prepared to set no limit upon their commitment to society.

Anyone who is concerned about the importance of individual freedom and who cares about problems of social and sexual morality must read this revealing book.

Malcolm Muggeridge says of Mrs. Whitehouse . . . “She is one of the remarkable women of our time, and this account of herself provides an opportunity to know and understand her better.”

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Nick Sharman – The Surrogate

Posted by demonik on June 7, 2013

Nick Sharman – The Surrogate    (NEL, Nov 1981/ NAL 1980)

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Blurb:
The old man was dying. Shivering; rug-wrapped, his body wasted, the limbs already skeletal. His room was filled with the sweetly nauseating smell of decay.
Money he had had, ambition, power, intelligence and an icy determination. Always others had been bent to his will. Now these things would no longer serve. But one thing more he had.

Hate.

An absolute hatred of the one person who had defied him in his life. And now the power of that hatred would allow him to stretch out from beyond the grave and seek to destroy. The victim: his own grandson. A child.

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Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic # 25

Posted by demonik on March 11, 2013

Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic # 25, March 2013

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Cover: Les Edwards

Regular departments:

Fanatical thoughts:
Fanatical mails: Chris Mikul, Charles C. Allbrittan III, David Hyman, Michel Parry, Johnny Mains, Graham Andrews, Scott Carlson, Andy Boot, Nigel Taylor, Andy Brennert, Paul Williams, Graeme Flanagan, David Southall, Jim Walker.
Top Tens: Scott Carson, Nigel Taylor & Jim Walker choose theirs.

‘Weird Tales special.

Ramsey Campbell – Weird Tales Revisited
Justin Marriott – Sirens, Temptresses & Godesses. Avon Fantasy Reader.
Justin Marriott – A Macabre Reader. The Fanatic’s DIY ‘Weird Tales’ anthology.
Justin Marriott – Weird Britain: ‘Weird Tales’: the UK editions.
Jim Walker – The Pulp Fanatic: personal reminiscences on ‘Weird Tales’
Justin Marriott – The Book Of Brundage: Interview with Alistair Durie
Justin Marriott – Shadow over Belknap. The fantastic FBL
‘Weird Tales’ in ’60′s & ’70′s paperbacks. Checklist
Graham Andrews – Leo Margulies, anthologist extraordinaire.
Justin Marriott – No Boundaries: Henry Kuttner & C. L. Moore
‘Weird Tales’ in Panther paperback. Checklist
Robert Weinberg – A few words on the Seabury Quinn/ ‘Jules de Grandin’ Paperback Library series.
Kev Demant – Gruesome Cargoes: The Arrow ‘Not At Night’ reprints.

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Laurence James – The Road

Posted by demonik on December 9, 2012

Laurence James – The Road   (NEL, 1983)

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Blurb:
The girl, half-naked, eyes demurely downcast, barely flinched as the knife blade pressed caressingly into the soft skin of her right breast.

Around her the chanting had died away and the ritual, rhythmic circling was stilled. A bead of blood … and another, another, sudden and bright in the candlelight, trembled, then trickled down the smooth flesh, splashing silently into the copper bowl.

Then came the incantations. Then the caged wren, bird of prophecy, was released to fly into the early sun.

Later, alone at the wheel of his car, a man cried out in panic as the windscreen exploded back into his face. Behind him, fluttering and broken by the impact, a bird lay on the road.

This was the first death.

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