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Raw Pain Max

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  19 ratings  ·  7 reviews
From the author of Torture Tomb comes a terrifying novel of supernatural horror in which the reincarnation of a sadistic countess plunges a modern couple into a nightmarish labyrinth of occult terror. Realistically combines contemporary characters with the horror of the macabre.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published December 1st 1988 by Warner Books (NY) (first published November 1988)
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Will Errickson
Aug 23, 2020 rated it did not like it
Did not enjoy. Amateur hour S&M "horror" that is neither scary nor sexy. A perfect example of a delightfully salacious cover that hides a terrible book within.

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Marina Schnierer
Jun 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review
This was so much fun! Full review to come.
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was ok
Jacob Bruce
Feb 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
It's an S&M themed splatter punk story with lots of genital mutilation and some tentacle demons who live in a frozen lake of blood. I couldn't find much about it that I didn't like. ...more
Nov 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
I can’t remember exactly where I first came across the mention of Raw Pain Max, other than that it was in one of those lists of books that someone felt should be banned, mutilated, and destroyed. Even if the very concept hadn’t piqued my interest, there’s no better recommendation for me than being told NOT to read something.

Yeah, I’m a little bit perverse that way - and if you're at all surprised by that, then you haven't been paying attention.

Yes, the critics are right - this is violent, sexual
Feb 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror, favorites
I read this years ago. I did a lot of traveling in the pre e-reader world and would often pick up a dozen thrift store novels for each trip. Covers do sell a book. I kept very few of these books - I kept this one.

This is fun, fast, and a bit perverse. Not as raunchy as some of the so called romance and thriller novels out today. I'm on book 41 of J.D. Robb's In Death series.

The switch-up from vampiric to demonic was a nice change of pace. The 80's are what they were and will always be.

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M.P. Johnson
Mar 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
The Best Elizabeth Bathory S&M Splatterpunk Novel Ever

This is better than it has any right to be. In part, that is because all of the scenes of fishhook genital torture are balanced out by surprisingly human interactions between the two main characters, a muscle-bound dominatrix and her submissive.
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C. Dean Andersson writes Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror. His day-jobs (and night) have included rock band drummer, television graphic designer, US Air Force band percussionist, robotics programmer, and technical writer. His Swedish-born father inspired the Viking Age studies he uses in his tales about the warrior Bloodsong, collected in HELx3: Warrior Witch of Hel, Death Riders of Hel, and W ...more

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