A bunch of great-bad '70s and '80s horror paperbacks are lurching back into print

Grady Hendrix’s Paperbacks From Hell was one of the non-fiction treats of 2017, a smart, funny look back at the horror paperback boom of the 1970s and ’80s, when all you needed was some gorgeous cover art and a blockbuster to rip off and you, too, could be a gory publishing mastermind. We noted in our review of…

The A.V. Club’s favorite books of 2017

Something about this year made reading books feel not just crucial, but a little bit transgressive. Maybe it’s the assault on education and freedom of the press, or maybe it’s just that between reading new reports of abusive men and Trump’s latest attempt to chokehold the nation, simply reading for pleasure feels…

My Best Friend’s Exorcism is a compelling scare from the author of Horrorstör

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The power of strong female friendship is an almost universally acknowledged subject. From The Bachelor to Beaches, Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants to Romy And Michele’s High School Reunion, the strength of the bonds that can develop between women are depicted with varying degrees of sensitivity and nuance. Never are…