Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. A few small tears to jacket, and a small chip to jacket base at rear panel. ; 1 x 8.5 x 6 Inches; 352 pages. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The author of The Orchid Eater returns with a horror novel about mandalas and what they mean to people--including Michael Renzler, who is obsessed with them, and Elias Mooney, who believes they are the root of all evil.
Review: Anyone who's ever wished that the charlatans of the New Age movement would get their comeuppance from a real and potent Evil, will enjoy this well-crafted horror novel. From his wicked characterization of a cynical ad-copy writer who turns to writing occult books to make a buck, to his portrayal of the moral uncertainty of the followers who blindly hunger for occult knowledge, to his evocation of scary monsters (described as "astral jellyfish," "ghostly buzzsaws," and "wheels of grainy flame") from the killing fields of Cambodia, Marc Laidlaw knows how to hit the high points. As a monsters vs. humans story, the novel's plot is a bit unsatisfying (dramatic endings are hard to pull off), but as Brian Stableford writes in Necrofile, "the strength of The 37th Mandala ... lies in its painstaking attempt to scrutinize and analyze the psychological malaise which lies at the heart of the so-called New Age."
Title: THE 37TH MANDALA
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: 1996
Edition: First Edition; Second Printing.
Book Description St Martins Pr. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G031213021XI5N00
Book Description St Martins Pr, 1996. Book Condition: Fair. 1st. N/A. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP94708034
Book Description St Martins Pr. Book Condition: Acceptable. Hardcover acceptable The item is fairly worn but still readable. Signs of wear include aesthetic issues such as scratches, worn covers, damaged binding. The item may have identifying markings on it or show other signs of previous use. May have page creases, creased spine, bent cover or markings inside. Packed with care, shipped promptly. Bookseller Inventory # V-01-0168
Book Description St Martins Pr, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # SONG031213021X
Book Description Book Condition: Acceptable. Book Condition: Acceptable. Bookseller Inventory # 97803121302135.0
Book Description St. Martin's:, New York, 1996. First edition, Hardcover, Fine in Fine dust jacket, Bookseller Inventory # 1955
Book Description St. Martin's Press, New York, 1996. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First American Edition. First Printing. Author of DAD'S NUKE and THE ORCHID EATER. Bookseller Inventory # 011396
Book Description St Martins Pr, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # P02031213021X
Book Description St Martins Pr. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 031213021X Like New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # LN6.0936712
Book Description St Martins Pr, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Like New. Bookseller Inventory # P01031213021X