If Moodie's illo alone doesn't get The Third Black Book Of Horror a goodly plug in the next but one Mammoth Best New Horror, Mr. Jones wants his eyes syringed. It's just what I'd hope to find on the cover of a noughties edition of some Dennis Wheatley black sorcery epic, and you can't say fairer than that. Well done, moods, and well done dr. terribleness and his henchpersons!
From the first, I set myself against "literature"; the story was the thing, and no amount of style could persuade me to select a story that lacked genuine, unadulterated horror. For those who wanted something high-brow there was plenty.
Post by The Lurker In The Shadows on Jun 18, 2008 20:46:55 GMT
Another outstanding cover and a nice twist on the good old Wheatley ones. And an enticing selection of stories and authors. Congratulations to all involved and to Charlie for drawing it all together.
There is the touch on the shoulder that comes when you are walking quickly homewards in the dark hours, full of anticipation of the warm room and bright fire, and when you pull up, startled, what face or no-face do you see?
I have to say I have wondered about whether or not I can give my parents a copy of Volume 3, but my worries were somewhat put to rest when I showed the cover to a number of ladies in work today (who are aware of my literary leanings) who all thought it was fantastic and want a copy!
Post by franklinmarsh on Jun 25, 2008 17:41:52 GMT
Mine's arrived too! Within days of Paperback Fanatic 7! (Faints)
(Comes round) Chas you really are too modest. Even your names's not on this cover - still, been a pity to have spoilt the atmos, but you should have gone for the Dennis Wheatley velvet jacket/library/pint of champagne and brandy combo on the back.
Charlie - are you going to plug this at FCon? Can I do my Dennis Wheatley turn?
"Now, you young people, I know you get turned on by these macabre mystical tales of lurid lust, sinister sacrifice and blood-soaked mayhem but I'm just here to remind you that (swirls brandy glass) reading these stories and looking at pictures of naked people such as those depicted on this cover will only lead to a lust for more of the same....or worse. Only £7-50 ladies & gents. Roll up roll up you don't get many of these to the pound missus ooo never mind. I'm sorry I seem to have metamorphosed into Frankie Howerd I'd better go back to the bar."