Methods of Madness

Garton, Ray

Published by Dark Harvest Press, 1990
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First Printing of the First Edition. Contains 5 short stories & the novella, "Dr. Krusadian's Method." Book and dust jacket in fine condition. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Stated First Edition bound in black cloth. First Trade Edition in Fine condition. The dust jacket is in near fine condition. Light rubs to the head and heel of the DJ's spine. Tanning to the upper edges of the inside flaps.

From Publishers Weekly: This is the first fiction collection from Garton, who has previously published four horror novels. A writer of some rough power, he is not in total control of his material: his stories are often crude, their various elements poorly integrated. His writing is compelling, however, particularly when he explores psychopathologies. A fascination with the effects of sexual repression figures importantly in several of the six tales. In "Active Member," a man is dissociated from and terrorized by his own sexuality. "Something Kinky," the most polished story here, is a Hitchcockian account of a man who, after allowing himself to stray one night following years of an unsatisfying marriage, is inadvertently drawn into blackmail and murder. In "Sinema," a boy being raised by strict Seventh Day Adventist grandparents is befriended by an older man who has a VCR and an extensive library of illicit tapes. Other stories concern a radical therapy for child abusers; the revenge a man's body fat takes on the woman who has rejected him; and an account of bloody poetic justice.
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Title: Methods of Madness
Publisher: Dark Harvest Press
Publication Date: 1990
Binding: Hardcover
Illustrator: Paul Sonju
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition

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