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New Matheson Novel a Surprise Delight

Fans of "Richard Matheson" had come to accept the fact that he was retired from novel writing, preferring to spend his golden years writing plays. It helped ease the pain that he had gone out on a high note with the devastating thriller "Hunted Past Reason" in 2002.

But last month, the maestro of madness unleashed an all-new tale of dread upon the world. "Woman," it's called. "Men and women can no longer co-exist," the cover screams. But put away any thoughts you may have that this is a straightforward battle-of-the-sexes horror story. The psychological underpinnings will have your head spinning faster than Linda Blair set to puree. The novel is an urgent call to action, but just what kind of action is a debatable matter.

The folks at "Gauntlet Press" have made quite a production out of this momentous publishing event, as can be seen by the expensive wooden slipcase and traycase editions they produced in limited quantity. Never fear, the modestly priced paperback is readily available.--Pete Mesling


Posted by Pete on August 17, 2005 12:58 AM
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You know you've made it when your publisher releases a "wooden slipcase" edition.

-- Posted by: mac at August 18, 2005 10:49 PM

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