Not for the faint of heart – a sordid collection of outrageous and extreme pulp fiction novel cover art from France.
Running between 1985 and 1989, this collection of French-language horror novels – some translations of works by Guy N. Smith, Shaun Hutson, Richard Laymon, Jack Ketchum and others, some original works – featured the sort of outrageous covers that would seem unthinkable today – indeed, were unthinkable even then in the UK where artwork like this would have certainly attracted the attention of moral campaigners and the police.
The series began to run out of steam after the first few years, both in terms of the art quality and offensiveness, though some later editions are still jaw-droppingly tasteless. You often want to read these books just to be able to figure out what the hell is going on in the frantic cover art and if it bears any resemblance to the actual text.
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