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Wetbones (Paperback)

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Description


A flesh-and-soul-devouring addiction runs rampant through the dark playground of the Hollywood elite Welcome to Los Angeles, where every addiction is encouraged. . . . Struggling Hollywood screenwriter Tom Prentice can hardly believe that the emaciated and mutilated corpse lying on the morgue slab was once his ex-wife. Then his roommate's missing brother turns up in a local hospital having sliced open his own chest and legs for some sick, inexplicable reason. In Oakland, the Reverend Garner, a recovering addict, leaves his ministry in search of his teenage daughter, who was last seen in the company of her ghoulish kidnapper. And the Los Angeles police are meanwhile baffled in their hunt for the elusive "Wetbones" serial killer who leaves nothing of his victims behind except a damp, grisly pile of bones. Though Tom, the reverend, and the LAPD are on separate quests for answers, they are all being led into the darkest shadows of Hollywood, where the debauchery never ceases and pleasure is a drug that devours human flesh, blood, and sanity. But the true source of the all-consuming addiction is the most horrifying revelation of all, for it is not of this rational Earth. From International Horror Guild Award-winning author John Shirley, the acclaimed "splatterpunk" classic Wetbones combines the monstrous inventiveness of H. P. Lovecraft with the exquisite excess of Clive Barker. A true masterwork of modern terror, it's decidedly not for the faint of heart. "John Shirley is an adventurer, returning from dark and troubled regions with visionary tales to tell. Wetbones is a wild and giddy ride, confronting the reader with marvels and horror in equal measure." -Clive Barker "G-R-R-I-S-L-Y . . . With echoes of The Shining . . . The queasies'll getcha if you don't watch out " -Kirkus Reviews John Shirley is the author of more than a dozen books, including Demons; Crawlers; City Come A-Walkin'; Really, Really, Really, Really Weird Stories; and the classic cyberpunk trilogy A Song Called Youth: Eclipse, Eclipse Penumbra, and Eclipse Corona. He is the recipient of the Horror Writers Association's Bram Stoker Award and won the International Horror Guild Award for his collection Black Butterflies. Shirley has fronted punk bands and written lyrics for his own music, as well as for Blue Oyster Cult and other groups. A principal screenwriter for The Crow, Shirley now devotes most of his time to writing for television and film. Visit the author's website at www.darkecho.com/JohnShirley.

About the Author


John Shirley is the author of more than a dozen books, including Demons; Crawlers; City Come A-Walkin'; Really, Really, Really, Really, Weird Stories; and the classic cyberpunk trilogy A Song Called Youth: Eclipse, Eclipse Penumbra, and Eclipse Corona. He is the recipient of the Horror Writers Association's Bram Stoker Award and won the International Horror Guild Award for his collection Black Butterflies.Shirley has fronted punk bands and written lyrics for his own music, as well as for Blue Oyster Cult and other groups. A principal screenwriter for The Crow, Shirley now devotes most of his time to writing for television and film. Visit the author's website at www.darkecho.com/JohnShirley.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781504021784
ISBN-10: 1504021789
Publisher: Open Road Media
Publication Date: October 6th, 2015
Pages: 271
Language: English