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The Image of the Beast [and Blown] by Philip…

The Image of the Beast [and Blown] (1979)

by Philip José Farmer

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Series: Herald Childe (Omnibus 1-2)

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Trashy sex aside, Farmer gets at some interesting ideas in this book, and offers intriguing twists on some standard sci-fi tropes. The sex scenes have a surprising amount of both humor and ickiness, giving even the porn a subversive quality. If you're going to go for something in the increasingly popular erotic fantasy genre, why not go all the way with Mr. Farmer? It'll be weirder, grosser, and more rewarding. ( )
1 vote paperloverevolution | Mar 30, 2013 |
  mcolpitts | Jul 26, 2009 |
Vile. Utterly vile. Horrific. Too strange to further describe. Farmer's unique imagination has been corrupted by minions of Baal and Jubilex. There is nothing like this book in print on the planet (or if there is, please write and correct me). ( )
1 vote psybre | Jul 13, 2009 |
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Green milk curdled.
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This is a combined edition of Image of the Beast (c1968) and Blown (c1969). Please use care not to combine it with volumes containing only Image of the Beast
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Award-winning author Philip José Farmer’s 1960s Science Fiction porn epic. Comprising The Image Of The Beast – An Exorcism, Ritual One, and Blown – An Exorcism, Ritual Two. This mind-blowing classic conjures a universe of unrelenting sexual degradation and horror. Private dick Herald Childe is sent a snuff movie of his partner being hideously murdered. His pursuit of the killers leads him into a waking nightmare of sexual brutality and supernatural bestiality, as he becomes entangled with sex-starved she-ghosts, libidinous snake-women, a filthy human sow, and a she-creature who gives birth to an ectoplasmic simulacrum of Satanic child-killer Gilles de Rais.

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Private investigator Herald Childe watches a snuff movie of his partner being brutally murdered. The subsequent pursuit of his killers takes him through the LA smog and into a waking nightmare of sexual brutality and supernatural bestiality.

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