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NEW REVIEW: Grady Hendrix - Paperbacks From Hell (2017)

Posted by Chris Hall on Sunday, September 10, 2017, In : New Review 
What can I say?  Grady Hendrix’s expose on the twisted history of ‘70s and ‘80s horror fiction – ‘Paperbacks From Hell’ (2017) – is everything I hoped it would be.  It documents the history of pulp horror paperbacks over that glorious two decade period, where you couldn’t move for cow-sized killer crabs and mutant brain-eating babies.  And this wondrous history of horror is told in such an enthusiastic and entertaining way, by a man who clearly knows his game.

For pulp horror e...
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NEW REVIEW: Pipe Dreams - An Autobiography - Guy N. Smith (2013)

Posted by Chris Hall on Thursday, October 2, 2014, In : New Review 
Guy N Smith is a legend.  He’s the undeniable godfather of pulp horror.  An undisputed master of the subgenre.  He’s had over a hundred books published.  His literary career alone is quite remarkable.  But that’s not Smith’s only achievement.  He’s had an unbelievably full and varied life.  With so many different career paths, hobbies and experiences.

And now he’s finally penned his autobiography.  Entitled ‘Pipe Dreams’ (2013), the book is a flying overview of Smith’s ja...


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NEW REVIEW: Jim Fielder - Slow Death [aka The Chamber Of Horrors] (2003)

Posted by Chris Hall on Monday, September 29, 2014, In : New Review 
It’s been quite a while since I’ve read a true crime book.  So I picked up a copy of Jim Fielder’s ‘Slow Death’ (2003) [aka ‘The Chamber Of Horrors] which details the sadistic crimes of David Parker Ray.

Trust me, this is one sick guy.  I’ve read my fair share of nasty true crime books over the years, but this book still managed to get under my skin.  If you’re not familiar with what Ray did – then trust me, you’re in a far nicer place.

A somewhat difficult read.  But if you...
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NEW REVIEW: Justin Rollins - The Lost Boyz (2011)

Posted by Chris Hall on Thursday, July 17, 2014, In : New Review 
Another new review for the site.  This one for the powerful and hard-hitting autobiography ‘The Lost Boyz’ (2011) by ex-gang member Justin Rollins.  It’s a tough read.  Incredibly thought-provoking with some pretty darn important messages.

It’s also one of those reasonably rare books to receive the full 10/10 on the website.



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