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A Blood of Killers

Houarner, Gerard

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ISBN 10: 1889186856 / ISBN 13: 9781889186856
Published by Necro Publications, 2009
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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1889186856 Signed by Gerard Houarner on the limitation page, this is #19 out of 100 signed copies. Dust jacket shows is clean and bright. The boards are clean and straight, with light bumping to the corners and the top and bottom of spine. The spine is solid and firm. Interior text block is straight and firmly attached to the spine, and free of markings. An attractive copy. . Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Size: 8vo - over 7 3/4 in - 9 3/4 in tall. Year: 2009. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-074738

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Title: A Blood of Killers

Publisher: Necro Publications

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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People are fascinating. Individually, and in groups. Tribes. Collectives. - A talent of gamblers. - A den of thieves. A pity of prisoners. - A blood of killers. What are they thinking, feeling, what do they do when people are watching, and when they aren't? What are they capable of? What can they be driven to do? - The most beautiful acts and works never before imagined, of course. - The most terrible and horrific, as well. - Wonder and terror. - The question becomes who are we, and who are we standing next to, a human, or a monster? - Some of the answers to that question are in A Blood of Killers. This is a massive 500 page collection of some of the best of Gerard's hard to find shorts and novellas which have appeared in long gone magazines and journals. Plus Gerard fleshes out the background of Max the Assassin with the series of tales: TWELVE FUCKED UP JOBS including the novella "Dancing With the Skeletons at the Feast of the Dead. This is Gerard at his best, packed with his beautifully brutal literary horror which has pushed him to be one of the best and most respected writers in dark fiction.

From Publishers Weekly:

Prolific horror author Houarner (The Oz Suite) assembles a disturbing collection of 13 reprints and 12 originals. Most of the tales highlighting his twisted supernatural assassin, Max (featured in 2001's The Beast That Was Max), are brief, but Like Smoke Rising from the Burning Ghats offers detailed descriptions of a young boy in Calcutta becoming something monstrous, and the novella Dancing with the Skeletons at the Feast of the Dead is almost symphonic in its depiction of brutality in a small Mexican village. The other stories are no less dark: in Let Me Tell You a Story, a babysitter manipulates her charges into committing acts of evil, while The Shape is a harsh tale of mental illness and abuse. The bleakness might turn off some readers, but fans of intense, psychology-driven horror and sharp writing will be more than satisfied. (Apr.)
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