The Last Horror Novel in the History of the World

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The black magic of bad living only looks hideous to honest eyes.

Welcome to Scrape, Texas, a nowhere town near the Mexican border. Few people ever visit Scrape, and the unlucky ones who live there never seem to escape. They fill their days with fish fries, cheap beer, tobacco, firearms, and sex. But Scrape is about to be invaded by a plague of monsters unlike anything ever seen in the history of the world. First there's La Llorona -- the screaming woman in white -- and her horde of ghost children. Then come the black, hairy hands. Thousands, millions, scurrying on fingers like spiders or crabs. But the hands are nothing to El Abuelo, a wicked creature with a magical bullwhip, and even El Abuelo don't mean shit when the devil comes to town.

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"The Last Horror Novel is quick and strange, its pleasures diverse--from the poetic prose at the beginning, to its riffs on small town life and the horror genre, to the creep out of a swarm of hands. Unlike life in Scrape, it's always exciting. And unlike the citizens of Scrape, it never stays in the same place for too long." American Book Review

"From the same mind that brought you the delightfully subversive Motherf&%king Sharks comes this cataclysmic novella, which explores how a ragtag group in Scrape, Texas, deals with unnatural and supernatural phenomena, drawing on elements of Mexican folklore, the insularity of small-town life, and the machinations of bodiless hands." Barnes & Noble Book BLog

"Carr is a master of economy of language, but using few words to convey a lot is only the beginning. The writing here is quick, oftentimes funny, and smart, but also elegant and attentive to detail. It's as if Carr obsessed over each line's rhythm, its contribution to the story and flow, and discarded everything that wasn't outstanding." The Collagist

"Brian Allen Carr's The Last Horror Novel in the History of the World is a bewildering book--a work of low-key madness." HTMLGiant

"The book is a volatile mix of humor and horror, cementing itself as one of the best books of 2014." The Arkham Digest

"The Last Horror Novel in the History of the World is best read as a painting in prose; a look at taken-for-granted ennui placed on its head and shaken. It is a beautifully odd and quirky vision." The Novel Pursuit

"This book is short, swift, packed with a punch and yes, horror. I haven't read anything yet to disprove this is the last great horror novel after all." Corduroy Books

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