If they're all up to the standard of Size Matters ...., "smut-filled horror" barely suffices. Good on you, your worship. While i'm here, might as well give it the full Vault treatment (you know how *ahem* interesting covers tend to get 'em gabbing) ....
John Llewellyn Probert - Wicked Delights (Atomic Fez, March 2010)
At Midnight I Will Steal Your Soul Special Offer Daughter of the City The Iconostasis of Imperfections Ophelia Size Matters Recipe for Disaster Best Man’s Speech The Mirror of Tears The Comeback Kid Last Christmas In Sickness and… Two for Dinner De Vermis Infestis The Dispossessed Your Help Needed Urgently! The Volkendorf Exhibition Some Must Suffer
The book that sucks the blood from children The film that turns people into self-destructive sadomasochistic obsessives The lunatic asylum that steals souls The art exhibition of mutilated humanity… where the exhibits are still alive!
John Llewellyn Probert’s latest short story collection containing 18 delicious selections mixes the cruel with the carnal, the sadistic with the sexual, the erotic with the outrageous, to bring you tales of a cuckolded husband’s terrible revenge, the television channel where you can pay off your debts but at the worst price imaginable, the man willing to do anything to improve his chances of success with the ladies, a marriage guidance counsellor who goes to bloody extremes to prove her point, the woman who will do anything to keep her family, and a city made entirely from human bone. All of this, and the last Christmas ever, just to make things even more cheery.
Am i right in thinking this is a mix of the brand new and uncollected stuff, Lord P? I know i've read Last Christmas and Ophelia elsewhere.
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. - Christine Campbell Thomson