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.
I wish him good luck with the record shop. It's a shame that there are not nearly as many independent retaillers as there were in the 80s. Back then, a weekly visit to one of the 3 or 4 such places in our small town was a requirement on college day, and it was so exciting to search through 45s and albums as you never quite knew what would be there. Now, sadly, they are all gone and I am not even sure if there are any places where a physical CD, let alone a 45, can be purchased around here.