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The Language of Fear

A collection of stories by

With an introduction by W. Axl Rose

Del James unleashes an extraordinary collection of snapshots from hell - our hell. Here are spine-chilling stories of everyday people, all caught up in terrible urges - sex and obsession, addiction and violence - all sharing the universal language of fear. . . .

A heavy-metal dreamer locked in a savage war with his television set. An artist seduced by a vampire. Two boys trapped by an urban legend come to life - or a drug-induced nightmare. A modern-day gladiator engaged in a brutal death match. A rock-and-roll star who years to be with the one good woman he has ever known - and so ignites a blaze of mad destruction.

Praise for The Language of Fear

"The Language of Fear is spoken in tunes of rock'n'roll, of barking dogs and net-trapped fish, of acid-sizzled flesh and tattoo needles, and after these few lessons, you'll speak it too." - Cemetery Dance

"Pissed-off, heartbroken rock'n'roll horror: surprisingly tender, garage-band crude, savage as a shotgun blast and audacious as an exit wound." - John Skipp

"After a hard day in Hell, James writes down what he saw. Good reading." - John Shirley

"Best described as an updated Night Shift, the contemporary tales [are] short and nasty." - Cindy Baum, Scream Magazine

Genre: Horror

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