If I were one to collect rare and hard-to-find books for a hobby, I can imagine I’d be pretty pissed off if a book I spent week or months and likely hundreds of dollars to get into my possession was suddenly just re-issued in an affordable, mass market format. Since I’m not a book collector, though, I’ve got nothing but good feelings for the recent announcement of the reissue of Del James’ The Language of Fear.
We got a heads up today that this highly sought-after collection has finally received a legitimate release as a Dell paperback, after being out of print for almost a decade and a long uphill battle from its author, Del James.
What is The Language of Fear? A collection of some of the hardest horror stories you’re likely to read this side of hell, if the blurbs are to be believed. The new paperback features an intro by W. Axl Rose (yes, that W. Axl Rose), who was inspired by the story “Without You” to make the Guns ‘N Roses video trilogy “Don’t Cry”, “November Rain” and “Estranged”. Fifteen stories about zombie bikers, stoned teenagers, murderous husbands and more make up Language of Fear, and it sounds like it’s a must-own.
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