Posted by demonik on July 5, 2011
John Fowles – The Magus (Dell, 1979: originally 1963)
Back cover endorsements:
“Shocking … A work of genius” – St. Louis Despatch
“Fascinating. From the black of death and dark arts to the warm, clear tones of flesh and love and a sunny Greek island … a beautiful, broadloom magic carpet.” – Detroit News
“Colossal. All the inventiveness and brilliance that characterized THE COLLECTOR .. magnificently written … hard to stop reading.” – New York Review of Books
“Always — and frighteningly — believable. Wit and, wisdom interwoven in a complex drama which climaxes with a Sade-like sexual fantasy that outdoes the master.” – Playboy
“A sumptuous firework exhibition … brilliant.” – The New York Times Book Review
John Fowles, Magus, Dell, paperback, novel, Vault Of Evil, de Sade, black sorcery, Black Death,
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Posted by demonik on June 28, 2011
Robert Neill – Witchfire At Lammas (Arrow, 1979)
1715. Queen Anne is dead and the German King George reigns over England. Throughout the country, Jacobite support is stirring and in a village at the foot of the Pennines, loyalty to the ‘true King across the water’ is strong.
Into a community seething with superstition and mistrust comes young Celia Bancroft, well-bred, educated and talented. But her mysterious talents lie in the dark realms of witchcraft, amulets and incantations.
At a time when unrest and the lust for blood run high, the forces of white and black magic begin a power struggle that culminates in a chilling and macabre climax.
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Posted by demonik on October 28, 2010
De Sade: Kiss the Whip (Creation, 2005)
Four acclaimed purveyors of fantastic fiction collide in a pulp inferno of black magic, torture, and sexual depravity: Robert Bloch’s The Skull of the Marquis de Sade, Jean-Paul Denard’s Jacqueline, Daughter of the Marquis de Sade, Richard Matheson’s De Sade (novelized by Henry Clement), and Jeremy Reed’s When the Whip Comes Down.
All four works are dark tributes to the Marquis de Sade, whose literary legacy and reputation continue to inspire writers and filmmakers to this day.
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