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Cricifax by Ray Garton


by Ray Garton

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Il n'y a pas que les petits enfants qui devraient refuser les cadeaux des inconnus... L'horreur descend sur la ville. Elle ne craint pas la lumière, mais marche au grand jour, en souriant. Pas question de l'arrêter avec un crucifix : elle en porte déjà un... de forme un peu inhabituelle. Elle n'a pas de coeur et donc un pieu de bois ne servirait à rien. Elle a beaucoup de noms, beaucoup de visages, existe de toute éternité et ne mourra jamais. Elle est née du mal et nourrie par l'ignorance. Elle peut faire intrusion dans votre vie à tout moment, si elle ne l'a déjà fait… ( )
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Originally published in 1988, Ray Garton's fourth novel, following not long after his award-nominated Live Girls, is regarded as a classic of the "splatterpunk" movement in horror fiction. Garton has a way with teenage boredom, atmospheric small-town isolation, incest, drug abuse, and over-the-top violence and he has managed to create a modern remake of the story of the Pied Piper with a sinister character, Mace (who wears a "crucifax" around his neck-a crucifix with an axlike blade on it) appearing on the scene, seducing mixed-up kids with his siren song of pleasure, power, and indulgence, all leading to a horrifically unsettling climax of death and destruction. And then there are the ratlike things that do the piper's bidding . . .… (more)

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