This was perhaps the most infamous underground comic of the nineties
ADAM: a good title, I’d say, and one in which, needless to add, I have a more-than-passing interest
Here we have The Bedlam Files’ first-ever “Look Back,” covering the previous year’s noteworthy happenings in the world of cult/horror film and literature.
Here it is, the first installment of my “Bedlam in Print” overview of the previous year’s publishing output.
This is one of the most famous anthropological accounts in existence, and also one of the most misunderstood.
Rereading the book, I found that its initial hold remains largely intact; NIGHT SHOW is nothing if not a page-turner, with a consistently inventive narrative and some mighty potent nastiness.
This taut and compact first person shocker is simply one of the most disturbing novels to emerge from the 1970s.
That title tells the story of this odd and troubling late seventies artifact, a somewhat experimental, psychologically based account of grief and madness.
THE MARTYR is easily one of the most wrenching and upsetting novels of any sort to emerge from a decade that saw more than its share of disturbing fiction.
As he often did, Brown adds many eccentric and unexpected elements, including a warped sense of humor and a pointed political angle, as well as quite a few experimental touches that place HERE COMES A CANDLE in a category of its own.