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Paperbacks From Hell

the Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror Fiction
Dec 20, 2018lukasevansherman rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
I think the phrase "Don't judge a book by its cover" is more often wrong than not. Grady Hendrix clearly is of the same mind and his "Paperbacks from Hell" has some truly mind-warping covers. Have you ever wanted to see Nazi Leprechauns? Yeah, me neither, but now I can't believe I've lived without "The Little People." The book is both a history of an often neglected and reviled genre (horror) and a showcase for lurid covers. Hendrix writes as a fan but is also upfront about the sheer badness of many of the books. Move over classy photography book, this will look great on your coffee table.