THE GOD OF THE RAZOR by Joe R. Lansdale, Dust jacket by Tim Truman, Interior illustrations by Glenn Chadborne. Burton, MI; Subterranean Press; 2007. 1st edition hardcover.
The Nightrunners is considered by many to be one of the best horror/suspense novels to date.
It has had a passionate following for years. Issued by Subterranean Press, on its twentieth anniversary, as part of its Signature Series, in a volume that also contains stories that were inspired by, or drawn from, the novel while Lansdale waited for it to sell.
The novel and stories have influenced numerous writers over the years, and are now gathered for the first time (with a new, never-before-published tale) in this unique tribute volume celebrating one of the most influential and award-winning writers of the last two decades.
The God of the Razor is designed as a companion volume to the Lansdale tribute anthology, Lords of the Razor, featuring a full color cover by Tim Truman, and twenty full page black-and-white illustrations for the short stories and novel by Glenn Chadborne.
Issued in a trade fully cloth bound hardcover.
Table of Contents:
Introduction and story notes
"The God of the Razor",
"Not from Detroit",
"King of Shadows",
"The Shaggy House",
"Incident on and Off a Mountain Road",
"Janet Finds the Razor".
From Publishers Weekly (Starred Review):
"Lansdale's The Nightrunners (1987), the centerpiece of this chilling collection, set new standards for the depiction of graphic violence and is probably the best novel of its type between Psycho and The Silence of the Lambs... This upsetting look at the human capacity for evil breaks with crime novel conventions when a supernatural element enters the story in the form of the grotesque deity known as the God of All Things Sharp. Twenty years later, The Nightrunners retains its ability to awe and to horrify. Six short stories that grew out of the novel, one previously unpublished, round out the volume."
OUT OF PRINT. Fine in fine dj. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE TITLE PAGE.