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Perry Lake

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Bram Stoker, Sheridan LeFanu, Mary Shelley, HP Lovecraft

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Perry Lake lives in Northern California. FATE Magazine, the Overstreet Monthly, Fantasy Theater, Orion’s Child, Tales of Fantasy, and the prestigious Journal of Dracula Studies, amongst other local and international publications, have presented both his fiction and non-fiction work.

Mr. Lake is a lifelong devotee of world history, geography, and true tales of horror. Inspired by the works of Bram Stoker, Sheridan LeFanu, Mary Shelley, HP Lovecraft, and countless other masters of supernatural horror, Mr. Lake brings considerable experience and authenticity to his tales of the outré and generally weird stuff.

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by Christopher Frayling

At first, I thought this would be a pretty coffee table book, but without much depth. Oh, was I wrong.
True, this is a lavishly illustrated book; in fact, the last half is all pictures and captions, showing the various adaptations and derivations of “Frankenstein”. I, who have spent a lifetime in the study of horror, still found q... Read more of this blog post »
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Perry Lake Kyla wrote: "Hi Perry! Thanks for recommending A Pictorial History of Horror Movies. I've been looking for something like this. Can't wait to dig into it."

If you can find a copy I know you'll love it.

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K. Rose Hi Perry! Thanks for recommending A Pictorial History of Horror Movies. I've been looking for something like this. Can't wait to dig into it.

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Perry Lake Great, Jacqui. PDFs or .rtf are fine, but Kindle is doable. Send it to me at I have one book in front of yours, so I should start it soon.
Oh, and remind me which book you wanted.

J.M. Rankin Rankin Hi Perry,

thanks for the friend request. I would be more than happy to do a review exchange with you. You can pm me on Goodreads with your details and what format you would prefer. Your book is already on my (very long) TBR list so it would be great to finally read it!
Best wishes

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Perry Lake Graeme wrote: "Hi Perry,

I read you Vampire Origin story and it gave me shivers."

Thanks, man! You made my day.

Graeme Rodaughan Hi Perry,

I read you Vampire Origin story and it gave me shivers.

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Perry Lake Anastacia wrote: "Hello Perry thanks for the book reccomendation for House of Leaves. Did you know it's 40 dollars?! Is it out of print?"

I didn't pay anywhere near that much on Amazon. Try there.

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