A Hamlyn Horror that Mrs S herself has read all the way through and enjoyed (Poe and Dickens! She couldn't resist!)
Personally I remember it as a rollicking romp, and there was a classic scene where Poe stumbles into a transgender brothel. And has a bit of a sexuality crisis, not knowing whether he's outraged or aroused.
Post by H_P_Saucecraft on May 22, 2009 18:40:29 GMT
Good to see a thread for this one. I have seen a copy of this, but it was futura & not Hamlyn. Trying to get Hamlyn versions where possible, but if I did see the futura version again, i'd probably pick it up.
Olden also did another Hamlyn, called Book Of Shadows, but I've never seen a copy. Only books of his I have are his Japanese set novels Oni & Giri.
Commendable effort by Mrs. S., Vault's official lens-woman of choice. Here's the cover of the Futura edition (1989).
I got within 90 pages of the finishing line before being distracted for too many days to remember what was happening and gave up the effort. I don't recall it as being particularly nasty, but then i don't recall any incident in a transgender brothel either, at least none that i'm prepared to admit to on here. My abiding memory of Poe Must Die is of the master of morbid setting the world sulking record at having to take orders from bruising ex-boxer Figg who is out to destroy the Black Magician for murdering his wife and isn't going to take any crap from a namby pamby author.
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.