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Paperbacks from Hell

(2017)
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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 Rosemary's 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 more who've faded into obscurity. Also included are recommendations for which of these forgotten treasures are well worth your reading time and which should stay buried.



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Paperback Editions

September 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror Fiction
Author(s): Grady Hendrix
ISBN: 1-59474-981-7 / 978-1-59474-981-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Quirk Books
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Audio Editions

January 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror Fiction
Author(s): Grady Hendrix
ISBN: 1-5385-1830-9 / 978-1-5385-1830-4
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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January 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror Fiction; Library Edition
Author(s): Grady Hendrix
ISBN: 1-5385-1829-5 / 978-1-5385-1829-8
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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January 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror Fiction
Author(s): Grady Hendrix
ISBN: 1-5385-1831-7 / 978-1-5385-1831-1
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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Kindle Editions

September 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror Fiction
Author(s): Grady Hendrix
Publisher: Quirk Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU