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Paperbacks from Hell

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Paperbacks from Hell by Grady Hendrix
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Sep 19, 2017 | 256 Pages
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Praise

“Pure, demented delight.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Paperbacks from Hell 
is as funny as it is engaging.”—The Washington Post

“The book is a true appreciation of the genre.”—Los Angeles Times

“Just thumbing through these pages will bring back your youth—and terrify you all over again.”—Newsday

“A loving examination of lurid pulp book covers from the 1970s and ’80s.”—Atlas Obscura

“Paperbacks from Hell is as wild as its source material.”—The A.V. Club

“[Paperbacks from Hell] 
will delight anyone with an interest in horror, design illustration, or the macabre.”—Print Magazine 

“A nostalgic treat.”—Playboy Online

“You may find yourself trying to stock up on old titles so you can get your fill of gloriously trashy scares.”—Bustle

“[Hendrix’s] love of the genre shines through as he pokes gentle fun at some of the era’s more entertaining reads, and speaks with genuine appreciation of other titles whose horrors stand the test of time.”—BookRiot

“Terrific…Written with wit and affection, lavishly illustrated with a wide selection of the era’s cover art, Paperbacks from Hell was an attempt to reckon with the tidal wave of horror narratives that filled the bookshelves for two decades.”—Locus

“The ultimate resource for paperback horror novels from the ’70s and ’80s.”Bloody Disgusting 

“The very best horror novel reference material on the shelves right now, bar none.”—Dread Central

“As a reference book, as a celebration, and as an appreciation, it’s one of the best books about the horror genre that I’ve ever had the pleasure to read…This gets my highest possible recommendation.”—Blu Gilliand, Cemetery Dance

“[A] literary house of horrors.”—Houston Chronicle

“[Hendrix] approaches 20th century genre fiction with a historian’s eye and a comic’s sense of humor and timing.”—The Oklahoman

“Really fun to flip through if you love kitschy ’70s and ’80s book culture.”—CNET

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“Kickass, horrifying, and smart as hell. It certainly earns my two horns up.”—Dread Central
 
“Wild and fun, genuinely terrifying in places, and also somehow heartfelt.”—Tor.com

“A fast-paced ride, firmly rooted in the pulp horror tradition…Hendrix’s darkest novel yet will leave readers begging for an encore.”—Booklist, starred review

“Hendrix’s pulpy love letter to heavy metal music is a gloriously over-the-top scare fest that has hidden depths. Readers will root for Kris all the way to the explosive, poignant finale.”—Publishers Weekly

“Horror and humor play off each other in a delicate dance.”—Nightmare Magazine
 

Praise for My Best Friend’s Exorcism:
“National treasure Grady Hendrix follows his classic account of a haunted IKEA-like furniture showroom, Horrorstor (2014), with a nostalgia-soaked ghost story, My Best Friend’s Exorcism.”—The Wall Street Journal

“Take The Exorcist, add some hair spray and wine coolers, and enroll it in high school in 1988 — that’ll give you My Best Friend’s Exorcism…Campy. Heartfelt. Horrifying.”—Minnesota Public Radio
 
“Clever, heartfelt, and get-under-your-skin unnerving.”—Fangoria 

“A touching story of high school friendship and, well, demonic possession.”—Bloody Disgusting
 
“Terrific…Sharply written…[My Best Friend’s Exorcism] makes a convincing case for [Hendrix’s] powers as a sharp observer of human behavior, filtered through a fun genre conceit that doesn’t skimp on the spooky—or the bodily fluids.”—The A.V. Club
 
Praise for Horrorstor:
Horrorstör delivers a crisp terror-tale…[and] Hendrix strikes a nice balance between comedy and horror.”—The Washington Post

“Disarming.”—The Wall Street Journal

“Hendrix conjures up some wonderfully gruesome imagery.”—Nerdist

“An inventive, hilarious haunted house tale.”—Bustle
 
“If you’ve ever been frustrated trying to put together furniture from IKEA, you’ll get a laugh out of Hendrix’s spoof mystery.”—New York Post

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