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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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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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Stephen King – Carrie (1981)

Posted by demonik on August 1, 2012

Stephen King – Carrie   (NEL, 4th edition, 1981)

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Blurb:
Carrie White was no ordinary girl.
Carrie White had a gift – the gift of Telekinesis.

And when, one horrifying and endless night, she exercised that terrible gift on the town that mocked and loathed her, the result was stunning and macabre.

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John Wyndham – Jizzle

Posted by demonik on June 11, 2012

John Wyndham – Jizzle  (NEL, 1973; Four Square, 1962)

Jizzle
Technical Slip
A Present from Brunswick
Chinese Puzzle
Esmerelda
How Do I Do
Una
Affair of the Heart
Confidence Trick
The Wheel
Look Natural, Please!
Perforce to Dream
Reservation Deferred
Heaven Scent
More Spinned Against

Blurb
Take a dip into a world where reality trembles and sanity is all in the mind. A world created by the brilliant author of Day of the Triffids and The Kraken Wakes.

There’s a monkey with a unique artistic talent –
A man living his life over and over again –
The tube in the rush hour that was so crowded it seemed like hell; in fact is was Hell…

Sit back and enjoy these fragments from beyond the edge of reason. And, keep looking behind you!

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