Paperbacks from Hell is a history of the 70s and 80s horror paperbacks, written by one of my favorite horror writers Grady Hendrix. He covers all types of fiction, from well-thought-out, beautifully written stories to the gross-out, mass market horrors. He also describes the rise of horror fiction from its gothic fiction infancy to its decline as "thrillers" took its place in the market. It was a fantastic read that was at times very funny and at other times quite sad (horror authors seem to have hard lives). I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the horror genre, or someone who just wants to read about the most insane plot lines ever written.
Provides a nostalgic tour through horror paperback novels from the 1970s and 1980s full of devil worship, satanic children and haunted real estate and featuring exquisite covers featuring stylishly dressed skeletons, evil dolls and knife-wielding crabs. Original.