Hildreth House. On a moonlight night in early spring, twenty-seven people entered the mansion's labyrinthine halls, to partake in an orgy of diabolical debauchery, the likes of which beggared description. And one by one, twenty-six of them were butchered in place. The twenty-seventh body was never recovered.
House of Sin
The screams have faded, and the blo...more
Already by page 7 we have had a self-throat-cutting incident in broad daylight and then this on page 10
The large milk-laden breasts wobbled erotically.
You know you could scour Proust and Henry James for a sentence like that. And you wouldn't find one. Go Flesh Gothic!
EXPERIENCE TEACHES ANOTHER HARD LESSON
Holy sex muffins, what was I thinking? Who recommended this? I may have to hunt them down like a dog.
It stood tall, lank but globose in the hell-rendered fat that made up ...more
the unknown factor of it, for the thrill of something that may try something new and push the envelope a bit. I do not read horror for the endless sex scenes or torture
purely for the sake of torture. When it makes the plot progress, a little rape or torture is all right but when it is very obviously put in the novel to make the s ...more
It has myster, it had suspense, and of course horror...little extreme horror that made me a horror queen squmish...but it is not on every page like most of these people who read it...it was very well written and the author knew what he was talking about with his paranormal studies and he talked very well on demonology..but be warn this book is not for people who complain about torture or rape...but the rape scene are n ...more
The characters who are called to the house aren't bad as a start but Lee doesn't do much with developing them and we never really get to know them or where they're coming from (this ...more
Short Summary: The book opens with the “shocking” murders of everyone that works at T&T porn company; they are all hacked to tiny bits in disturbing cultish fashion b ...more
Some say he's nothing but a "splatterpunk" writer, but I disagree - his work has a certain visceral esoteria to ...more
This isn't for prudish ...more
It's your basic haunted house story, painted with a Philip Marlowe style protagonist. Despite the standard tropes being trotted out yet again, Lee makes it work with an involved plot and characters that are unique and quirky. After a brutal mass murder with overtones of occult ritual, a disparate group of people ...more
After a brief prologue and the introduction of all the characters, the story follows Westmore, a reporter who has been hired to ...more
Die ersten Kapitel des Buches sind zum Teil ziemlich heftig und abartig. Ich glaube wenn der ganze Roman so weitergegangen wäre, dann hätte ich wohl nicht weitergelesen. Gott sei Dank macht Lee dann eine Kehrtwendung nach dem Gemetzel und eine han ...more
It took about two weeks for me to finish this book. (I usually finish each book within 2-3 days)
I wanted to abandon it so many times I couldn't even count!
It's very boring. No action, no interesting scenes, no interesting characters.
Somehow the entire book seemed forced to me, unnatural.
It tries to be an extreme horror book with porn and a lot of sex, but it's simply not!
This book is an epic fail!
I think Edward Lee tried to write something like Image of the Beast from Philip ...more
I have noticed that Lee's dialoge can start to feel and sound almost like a B movie. I've also noticed some imagery that tends to find it's way i ...more
Terrible & dated .. in fact some of the die-hard Lee fan's gushing review's are far more 'shocking' & ' ...more
I like horror and I like porny smut. Mix them and you have "Flesh Gothic", an over the top, ewwwwwww, O.M.G, say what? kind of story. I like when I read something so different that there is no way that I could mix it up with a different book or forget it and that is what Edward Lee gave to me with this ...more
If you realise, however, what you are getting into, this book is well-written and a capitvating read. It is not for everyone, and don' ...more
Edward Lee was born (er, jettisoned) into the world on May 25, 1957, and was raised in Bowie, Md. He has sold 15 novels and continues to pursue the ludicrous profession of freelance writing. From 1976-79, he served in the U.S. Army Security Agency and then was transferred to the 1st Armored Division in Erlangen, ...more