Welcome to the Bad Books for Bad People reading list! Below is a handy-dandy, single-source list of links for all of the books we've read. Please consider purchasing through the Amazon affiliates links that we share on the site to help cover the cost of hosting.
BleakWarrior by Alistair Rennie [Episode 1]
Image of the Beast/Blown by Philip Jose Farmer [Episode 2]
My Sweet Audrina by V.C. Andrews [Episode 3]
To the Devil, A Daughter by Dennis Wheatley [Episode 4]
R.L. Stine's Goosebumps [Episode 5]
The Incal by Alejandro Jodorowsky and Moebius [Episode 7]
Strangely Beautiful by Leanna Renee Hieber [Episode 10]
Gilded Needles by Michael McDowell [Episode 11]
The Final Programme by Michael Moorcock [Episode 12]
Tenebrae by Ernest G. Henham [Episode 13]
Under the Poppy by Kathe Koja [Episode 14]
In this episode, Kate and Jack talk about BleakWarrior, Alistair Rennie's 2016 novel in the New Weird genre that at least one reviewer has linked to black metal. Jack provides some far more accurate (and alluring!) descriptions: "as if SoulCalibur were a porno directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky" OR "as if you got your weirdest friend drunk on cheap tequila and asked them to describe what He-Man would be like if it were dirty and a bit Shakespearean." A race of super-humans leaps through time and space in search of ultra-violent battles and super-kinky sex in this sordid tale that your hosts enjoyed far more than they should have.
The guest reader for this book is Degtyarov, founder and editor of Black Ivory Tower, a website and zine devoted to esoteric black metal and related musical genres. How black metal is this book? Do your hosts care very much? To what extremely obscure and unlikely things will they compare this novel? Will the guest reader be able to hold it together through the entire passage he's forced to read that contains all manner of abominable human behavior? Tune in to this episode of Bad Books for Bad People to find out!
Greetings Bad People! I'm hard at work putting the finishing touches on editing our very first episode. For those of you who would like to treat Bad Books for Bad People as your most outrageous virtual book club, the first title we're covering is Alistair Rennie's BleakWarrior, which one reviewer has called "flabbergasting black metal new weird." How does it stack up to this review? Find out what we thought later this week...!