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Cheesy pleasures and odd lots!

Description: Mysteries, thrillers, gaspers, shockers, horrors and assorted oddments that are agreeable, of questionable taste, make no pretense to art or social import, are generally no more than 250 pages long, and have a high body count and/or novel manners of dispatch. Enfin terrible, they are lurid, compelling, and satisfying.

Members: 4 participating members (show all)

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1
563 members, 18 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: craso (3), SomeGuyInVirginia (3)

Score: 6.08

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (3): Children shouldn't play with matches...especially this little girl.

2
96 members, 1 review
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: dara85 (1), SomeGuyInVirginia (38)

Score: 5.61

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (38): Was everybody in this town crazy?

3
7,555 members, 66 reviews
3.37 stars (3.37 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (1)

Score: 4

Explanations:

bluepiano (1): Sorry, none of my entries meets the 250-page spec, but this one's full-fat cheese: lurid, many dead, death by swine, violent titled people in the mysterious Baltic, general preposterousness. But fun to read. Once.… (more)

4
210 members, 6 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (1)

Score: 4

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (1): Houdini and Doyle can't stop the killing...once upon a midnight dreary!

5
161 members, 5 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: craso (1)

Score: 4

Explanations:

craso (1): A smart little girl trying to live her way in a world full of meddling adults.

6
225 members, 4 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: craso (2)

Score: 3.36

Explanations:

craso (2): An ancient Indian shaman grows and is born from a woman's arm.

7
183 members, 6 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (2)

Score: 3.36

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (2): A classic, and to some a religious text (and you know who you are.)

8
115 members, 3 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (2)

Score: 3.36

Explanations:

bluepiano (2): Would-be conman not half so clever as he thinks. It doesn't really hang together but it holds one's interest and protagonist's feelings about his mother would in most cultures be frowned upon.… (more)

9
81 members, 1 review
3.15 stars (3.15 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (3)

Score: 3.04

Explanations:

bluepiano (3): Rather fun but plot & settings wholly OTT. Bonus: mad scientist.

10
285 members, 17 reviews
2.77 stars (2.77 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (4)

Score: 2.83

Explanations:

bluepiano (4): Death by blood-sucking (bonus: vampires), distressed damsel imprisoned in mysterious eastern Europe, and preposterous ending. Perfect flu-reading.

11
19 members, 1 review
3.33 stars (3.33 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (4)

Score: 2.83

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (4): Who's killing her little darling's rivals?

12
1,303 members, 64 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (5)

Score: 2.68

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (5): Johannes is one doctor you don't want to call.

13
1,088 members, 41 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (5)

Score: 2.68

Explanations:

bluepiano (5): Fairly interesting but silly & shallow. Another protagonist who's much too fond of mummy.

14
1,173 members, 40 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (6)

Score: 2.56

Explanations:

bluepiano (6): What could be more novel than death by VHS tape?

15
39 members, 1 review
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (6)

Score: 2.56

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (6): I think I just read a YA novel.

16
194 members, 5 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (7)

Score: 2.46

Explanations:

bluepiano (7): Wildly over-long for this list & Stevens isn't by any means a mediocre writer--but what seems to be attempt at a character study is over-colourful & over-inclusive. To be fair, a spate of killings near the end that seems thoroughly OTT is much like one of Ted Bundy's final crimes though the book would have been written first.… (more)

17
175 members, 6 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (7)

Score: 2.46

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (7): Well, really, it's perfect.

18
295 members, 5 reviews
3.21 stars (3.21 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (8)

Score: 2.38

Explanations:

bluepiano (8): To me, rather a bore & not agreeable/satisfying but I'm swimming against the tide. Pulp, in excelsis. Melodrama, ditto. Bonus: incest.

19
165 members, 4 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (8)

Score: 2.38

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (8): Theirs was a strange friendship, but will it be enough to help them fight evil?

20
100 members, 3 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (9)

Score: 2.31

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (9): Someone's going to die at this prep school...and someone's going to kill!

21
261 members, 4 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (10)

Score: 2.25

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (10): He didn't always use his powers for good. He couldn't!

22
135 members, 5 reviews
3.42 stars (3.42 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (11)

Score: 2.2

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (11): A dismembered corpse in a butcher's shop window. It's like Christmas came early.

23
162 members, 3 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (12)

Score: 2.15

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (12): Starts as a screwball comedy, ends...badly.

24
3 members, 0 reviews

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (13)

Score: 2.11

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (13): Proof positive that when the grid fails, human sacrifice isn't far behind.

25
4 members, 0 reviews

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (14)

Score: 2.07

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (14): The title alone gets this on a lot of my lists.

26
11 members, 3 reviews
2.5 stars (2.5 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (15)

Score: 2.03

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (15): Geriatric revenge killings.

27
87 members, 4 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (16)

Score: 2

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (16): A cri de coeur from the gritty 70s.

28
31 members, 2 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (17)

Score: 1.97

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (17): Death in Venice was murder most foul!

29
229 members, 15 reviews
3.31 stars (3.31 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (18)

Score: 1.94

30
26 members, 1 review
3.2 stars (3.2 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (19)

Score: 1.92

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (19): Nicely paired with the Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

31
1 member, 0 reviews

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (20)

Score: 1.89

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (20): Too well written to be anything other than extremely disturbing.

32
5,691 members, 256 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (21)

Score: 1.87

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (21): As good as the hype.

33
433 members, 10 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (22)

Score: 1.85

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (22): I'm a fan of the Carson Ryder series.

34
248 members, 3 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (23)

Score: 1.83

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (23): Wow, I love love love this series.

35
172 members, 32 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (24)

Score: 1.81

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (24): They were just innocent children. Weren't they?

36
145 members, 2 reviews
3.42 stars (3.42 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (25)

Score: 1.79

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (25): Dan Kavanaugh=Julian Barnes.

37
289 members, 9 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (26)

Score: 1.77

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (26): This world is hard on small things.

38
562 members, 26 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (27)

Score: 1.76

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (27): Demonic possession in a small college town. Need I say more?

39
73 members, 0 reviews
3 stars (3 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (28)

Score: 1.74

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (28): 30s noir masterpiece!

40
582 members, 10 reviews
3.42 stars (3.42 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (29)

Score: 1.72

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (29): A Brit nasty.

41
43 members, 3 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (30)

Score: 1.71

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (30): Read anything by Westlake.

42
444 members, 31 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (31)

Score: 1.7

43
267 members, 14 reviews
3.54 stars (3.54 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (32)

Score: 1.68

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (32): She was hunted by a psycho!

44
802 members, 26 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (33)

Score: 1.67

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (33): Welcome, fiend. Enter freely and of your own free will!

45
62 members, 1 review
3 stars (3 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (34)

Score: 1.66

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (34): Some people just suck!

46
38 members, 2 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (35)

Score: 1.65

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (35): The psychic wasn't able to foresee...disaster!

47
332 members, 16 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (36)

Score: 1.63

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (36): Even the New York Review of Books reissued it. Feel good about slumming through this psycho carnival.

48
891 members, 12 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (37)

Score: 1.62

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (37): THE perfect beach book.

49
166 members, 4 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (39)

Score: 1.6

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (39): Stalked by demons with days to live.

50
359 members, 7 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (40)

Score: 1.59

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (40): A psychiatrist locked inside a cell with a psycho killer. Can he get out...in time?

51
464 members, 11 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (41)

Score: 1.58

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (41): Bewitched in the real world.

52
323 members, 1 review
3.24 stars (3.24 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (42)

Score: 1.57

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (42): A cheese classic!

53
16 members, 1 review
3.33 stars (3.33 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (43)

Score: 1.56

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (43): Even nice old ladies can be killers!

54
2,211 members, 115 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (44)

Score: 1.55

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (44): One long dick joke.

55
179 members, 5 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (45)

Score: 1.54

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (45): What's creepier than murder in an asylum for the criminally insane? Set it in Germany!

56
281 members, 6 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (46)

Score: 1.54

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (46): He was a SS whore but he was supposed to be dead. Wasn't he?

57
102 members, 2 reviews
3.46 stars (3.46 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (47)

Score: 1.53

58
314 members, 7 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (48)

Score: 1.52

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (48): Like herding all-powerful kittens.

59
48 members, 2 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (49)

Score: 1.51

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (49): The anti-cosy.

60
561 members, 13 reviews
3.47 stars (3.47 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (50)

Score: 1.5

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (50): If you read only one Vatican vampire assassin book this year, make it this one.

61
89 members, 3 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (51)

Score: 1.5

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (51): Bonnie cleans up after violent crimes, but things are about to get messy!

62
305 members, 4 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (52)

Score: 1.49

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (52): You'll wish you hadn't!

63
563 members, 61 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (53)

Score: 1.48

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (53): Just because she's dead doesn't mean she isn't hot.

64
817 members, 10 reviews
3.2 stars (3.2 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (54)

Score: 1.48

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (54): No joke!

65
0 members, 0 reviews

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (55)

Score: 1.47

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (55): Jack and Jill ran up the hill. Pray they don't find you!

66
0 members, 0 reviews

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (56)

Score: 1.46

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (56): Snowbound with a psychotic serial killer, but that's not even the worst of it!

67
12 members, 0 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (57)

Score: 1.46

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (57): They got married. Then she wanted to change him. She wanted to change him...a lot!

68
29 members, 1 review
3 stars (3 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (58)

Score: 1.45

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (58): People were dying to recover a priceless hoard of Nazi looted artworks. Then they started just dying.

69
53 members, 1 review
3.05 stars (3.05 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (59)

Score: 1.44

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (59): A Nazi menace emerges from a modern-day English bog.

70
79 members, 2 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (60)

Score: 1.44

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (60): That's a real angry monkey you got there, Bob.

71
74 members, 6 reviews
3.45 stars (3.45 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (61)

Score: 1.43

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (61): Scribble, scribble! Eh, Saucy Jack?

72
1,225 members, 39 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (62)

Score: 1.43

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (62): The magic you dreamed of as a child is real. And it's coming to get you!

73
28 members, 0 reviews
4.5 stars (4.5 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (63)

Score: 1.42

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (63): You'll wish you were dead...and finally your wish will be granted!

74
789 members, 28 reviews
3.1 stars (3.1 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (64)

Score: 1.41

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (64): The only way you'll leave this island...is if they find your body!

75
56 members, 0 reviews
3.32 stars (3.32 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (65)

Score: 1.41

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (65): Liver Eating Johnson, the Human Cannibal, was cutting a wide swath through old New York. A very deep, very bloody swath indeed.

76
21 members, 0 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (66)

Score: 1.4

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (66): England's stately home circuit has never been so bloody.

77
93 members, 5 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (67)

Score: 1.4

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (67): Blanche has a beautiful little daughter, it's just that nobody's ever seen her!

78
866 members, 20 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (68)

Score: 1.39

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (68): They're coming to get you, Barbara. They're all coming to get you.

79
378 members, 24 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (69)

Score: 1.39

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (69): When Amanda was a little girl she had an imaginary friend. Now her friend is back...and there's hell to pay!

80
276 members, 29 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (70)

Score: 1.38

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (70): These neighbors get up to the oddest things!

81
181 members, 18 reviews
3.23 stars (3.23 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (71)

Score: 1.38

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (71): A real-life nightmare where the zombies are the least of your worries.

82
98 members, 2 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (72)

Score: 1.37

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (72): Suddenly there came a tapping...

83
93 members, 3 reviews
3.54 stars (3.54 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (73)

Score: 1.37

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (73): People are dying in a snow-bound ski chalet...and then they're coming back to life!

84
1,192 members, 104 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (74)

Score: 1.36

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (74): But ya are, Blanche, ya are!

85
102 members, 4 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (75)

Score: 1.36

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (75): An astonishing book, written with great technical virtuosity and containing Hidden Depths. A promising young writer makes a Faustian bargain, whereby he is able to write astonishing books of great technical virtuosity, but that lack any sort of depth nor portray the world in any real way.… (more)

86
1,496 members, 42 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (76)

Score: 1.36

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (76): Simply wonderful!

87
131 members, 1 review
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (77)

Score: 1.35

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (77): Bambi for misanthropes.

88
182 members, 24 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: SomeGuyInVirginia (78)

Score: 1.35

Explanations:

SomeGuyInVirginia (78): Three girls disappeared from this exclusive summer camp. Was it carelessness...or murder?!

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