i was in my 20's by then but boy did i dig those stories. bought all 3 paperbacks at once. as far as i know, that's how they first appeared in the u.s., mass market pb, all published at the same time.
--- On Mon, 9/27/10, acoe170 <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> From: acoe170 <email@example.com>
> Subject: RARA-AVIS: Re: request noir for sure, even if they call it horror
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Date: Monday, September 27, 2010, 10:38 AM
> Clive Barker's Books of Blood
> published in the early 80s. Nasty stuff that you wouldn't
> want your parents to see
> --- In email@example.com,
> "Todd Mason" <foxbrick@...> wrote:
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org,
> "Chuck" <chuckelp@> wrote:
> > > How about you guys (and gals) nominatimg what you
> feel is your "favorite" for the darkest, meaneast, easily
> available horror/noir/thriller novel on the shelves back
> then (yes, you can nominate a Stephen King or Dean Koontz
> title), preferably where the protag torments his prey (who
> lives alone) several ways before the last time which leaves
> the prey unable to function in current or any job?
> > --Pity you're asking for novels only, or else I
> might've suggested such reasonably close approaches as
> Robert Bloch's "The Animal Fair" or Theodore Sturgeon's "A
> Way of Thinking" or Richard Matheson's "The Distributor" or
> Dennis Etchison's "The Pitch"...Bloch's novel about "H.H.
> Holmes" (the Devil in the White City), AMERICAN GOTHIC,
> doesn't quite fit that, but is still fairly close...Jack
> Ketchum is certainly a good suggestion...
> > Todd Mason
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