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Teatro Grottesco

Thomas Ligotti (Author)

Thomas Ligotti is often cited as the most curious and remarkable figure in horror literature since H. P. Lovecraft. His work is noted by critics for its display of an exceptionally grotesque imagination and accomplished prose style. In his stories, Ligotti has followed a literary tradition that began with Edgar Allan Poe, portraying characters that are outside of anything that might be called normal life, depicting strange locales far off the beaten track, and rendering a grim vision of human existence as a perpetual nightmare. The horror stories collected in Teatro Grottesco feature tormented individuals who play out their doom in various odd little towns, as well as in dark sectors frequented by sinister and often blackly comical eccentrics. The cycle of narratives introduce readers to a freakish community of artists who encounter demonic perils that ultimately engulf their lives.

The Ninety Days Of Genevieve

Lucinda Carrington (Author)

He is an arrogant, worldly entrepreneur who always gets what he wants.

And what he wants is for Genevieve to spend the next ninety days submitting to his every desire...

A dark, sensual tale of love and obsession.

The Perils and Dangers of this Night

Stephen Gregory (Author)

A bleak mid-winter. An icy wind blows through the corridors of Foxwood Manor, a boys' prep-school deep in the woodlands of Dorset. The boys have gone home at the end of the Christmas term and the old house is left to the headmaster, Dr Kemp, his wife, and Alan Scott, a boy abandoned by his mother.

As the snow falls heavily on the house and the surrounding woods, a story of revenge and retribution unfolds: a web of half-truths and innuendoes woven into a bizarre game of hide-and-seek through the corridors and dormitories of the school.

The Perils and Dangers of this Night is a compelling story of unfolding horror as a small boy undergoes a rite of passage, seeking redemption from his haunted past.

Hard Time

Robert Black (Author)

Three men are committed to Her Majesty's Prison Cairncrow on the same day. There's Paul - a young, tough inner-city robber. Simon, by contrast, is gentle, feminine, and obviously gay, and the third, John, is an ex-vicar. The prison is a corrupt and cruel institution, run by sadistic officers and bullying hard men. It's also a sexual minefield - the old-timers prey on the newcomers and the guards prey on everybody. Will the three new inmates find their niche in this brutish new environment?

Sureforce

Phil Votel (Author)

Working-class Manchester: a seedy underworld populated in part by rough, butch security guards and clubowners. Amongst its denizens is Matt, recently discharged from Her Majesty's armed forces and now employed by the security firm Sureforce - a company ruled by an iron-fisted, well-muscled boss. Matt's got no complaints, though. It's good money and there are plenty of perks - including hanging with the beefiest, meanest, hardest lads in town.

Ten Fantasies

Abi Titmuss (Author)

TO INDULGE ...TO ENJOY ... TO SHARE
What does Abi Titmuss really fantasise about?
Who are the men - and women - that turn her on? What is she really thinking about during her most intimate moments?
For the first time, Abi Titmuss invites you to share her ten most private erotic fantasies. revealing and empowering each fantasy gives you a unique and sensational insight into a woman in touch with her vibrant sexuality.
Beyond the gossip, behind the rumours, beside the bed - Ten Fantasies shows how a stimulating, vivid erotic imagination can enhance your life.

Deadly Affairs

Juliet Hastings (Author)

Eddie Drax is a successful businessman with a short fuse and a taste for big blondes. A lot of people don’t like him: ex-girlfriends, business rivals, even his colleagues. He’s not an easy man to like.

When Eddie is found asphyxiated at the wheel of his garaged Porshe, DCI John Anderson investigates – not surprisingly, Eddie’s death wasn’t suicide.

Suppressing his distaste, Anderson becomes involved in Drax’s circle of passionate women and jealous husbands. The opportunity to renew his acquaintance with Catherine Marshall, Drax’s demure accountant, is a considerable consolation for Anderson. And he’s confident he’ll find the killer. Instead, he discovers romance, seduction, a lesbian couple with dark secrets – and another murder.

Notes of a Dirty Old Man

Charles Bukowski (Author)

Beginning in 1967, Bukowski wrote the column "Notes of A Dirty Old Man" for the underground newspaper Open City. Perennially drunk, broke and in search of a woman, Bukowski takes on the guise of a wise fool as he ventures through America's seedy lowlife. Peopled by Kerouac, Burroughs and other much less salubrious characters, his exploits provoke humour and despair, whilst highlighting the inherent beauty and futility of life.

Tales of Ordinary Madness

Charles Bukowski (Author)

Inspired by D.H. Lawrence, Chekhov and Hemingway, Bukowski's writing is passionate, extreme and has attracted a cult following, while his life was as weird and wild as the tales he wrote. This collection of short stories gives an insight into the dark, dangerous lowlife of Los Angeles that Bukowski inhabited.

From prostitutes to classical music, Bukowski ingeniously mixes high and low culture in his 'tales of ordinary madness'. These are angry yet tender, humorous and haunting portrayals of life in the underbelly of Los Angeles.

New Erotica 4

In the following pages you'll find some of the finest erotic writing available anywhere. The Nexus imprint has continued to grow and change to reflect the more sophisticated demands of its readers, and now features tales dealing with the most bizarre extremes of sexual activity.

The Most Beautiful Woman in Town

Charles Bukowski (Author)

Surfacing from the literary underground, Bukowski's wild and immortal stories have become cult favourites. This collection of anecdotal short stories demonstrates Bukowski's compelling semi-autobiographical style and his mastery of visceral language and the depiction of seamy underworlds.

Focusing on themes that recur throughout his work, from Los Angeles and bar culture to alcoholism, gambling, sex and violence, these pieces also introduce unexpected elements of fantasy and surrealism.

Factotum

Charles Bukowski (Author)

Henry Chinaski, an outcast, a loner and a hopeless drunk, drifts around America from one dead-end job to another, from one woman to another and from one bottle to the next. Uncompromising, gritty, hilarious and confessional in turn, his downward spiral is peppered with black humour.

Factotum follows Charles Bukowski's bestselling Post Office, his highly autobiographical first novel. Bukowski's Beat Generation writing reflects his slum upbringing, his succession of menial jobs and his experience of low life urban America. He died in 1994 and is widely acknowledged as one of the most distinctive writers of the last fifty years.

Neeli Cherkovski was a close friend of Bukowski and is the author of Hank: The Life of Charles Bukowski (Random House, 1991)

Ufos Are Coming Wednesday

Eric Sykes (Author)

The universe is at risk and a message is sent to Earth - "UFOs are coming Wednesday". Is this a hoax, and if so who is the mysterious visitor to Norman Waterhouse's barber shop in Grapplewick, Lancashire?

New Erotica 3

A collection of extracts from a dozen stories by popular and established Nexus authors. This includes the story of a jaded young woman looking for excitement who becomes the slave of a cruel and dominant mistress.

My Fault

Billy Childish (Author)

Born into the emerging middle classes of the 1950s, Billy Childish takes us on a nightmarish voyage through a childhood blighted by mental and sexual abuse. Stumbling onward into adolescence he lays bare a young man's desperate attempts to make sense of a world distorted by alcohol, bullies and yes men, This striking first novel, or 'creative confession', is at turns hilarious and harrowing. Laced with lindes of unforgettable peotry it is that rare and wonderful thing - a book which had to be written.

Badjelly The Witch

Spike Milligan (Author)

Badjelly The Witch can turn children into sausages or chop them up to make boy-girl soup. She can turn policemen into apple trees or bananas into mice and she is the wickedest witch in all the world.

Searching for Lucy, their cow, Tim and Rose become lost in the great black forest. There they meet Binklebonk the Tree Goblin, Mudwiggle the worm, Silly Sausage the grasshopper and Dinglemouse. When they are captured by Badjelly, it is Dinglemouse who saves them by escaping and fetching his friend Jim the Giant Eagle.

A charming fairy tale which has delighted children for many years, this edition is copiously illustrated with Spike Milligan's own drawings which have been specially adapted and beautifully hand coloured.

The Eric Sykes Compendium

Eric Sykes (Author)

The Eric Sykes Compendium is a bumper edition of three novels from the comedy genius:

Smelling of Roses - Sparks and Miller are two ordinary soldiers desperate to avoid war who can hardly believe their bad luck when they hit the headlines as fullblown heroes.
The Great Crime of Grapplewick - The sleepy northern town of Grapplewick is turned on its head when clueless criminals Terence and Rembrandt turn up seeking revenge.
UFOs are Coming Wednesday - When a mysterious visitor demonstrates his amazing alien powers to the local dignitaries of Grapplewick, rumours fly and hysteria mounts.

With characters and situations that are pure Sykes, this volume is a bundle of laughs.

I Knead My Mummy

Francesco Marciuliano (Author)

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any cuter . . .

The kittens of the world have decided to write a book. Of confessional poems, no less. From taking a bath in a bowl of milk to playing keep-away with your car keys and vanquishing the strange lumps at the end of the bed (sorry, turns out those were your toes), these kittens reveal their confused and curious little minds as they discover the world around them.

KITTENS MAY BE YOUNG (and wildly impulsive), but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a lot to say. The little felines in this book bare all in such classics as "And Then You Said ‘No,’" "Ode to a Lizard I Didn’t Know Is Also a Pet in This House," and "I Will Save You." Each poem in this collection reveals the truly adorable, irresistible, and completely neurotic nature of these little fur balls with claws.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

L. Frank Baum (Author)

When Dorothy and her little dog Toto are caught in a tornado, they and their Kansas
farmhouse are suddenly transported to Oz, where Munchkins live, monkeys fly and Wicked Witches rule. Desperate to return home, and with the Wicked Witch of the West on their trail, Dorothy and Toto - together with new friends the Tin Woodsman, Scarecrow and cowardly Lion - embark on a fantastic quest along the Yellow Brick Road in search of the Emerald City. There they hope to meet the legendary, all-powerful Wizard of Oz, who alone may hold the power to grant their every wish.

Just as captivating as it was a hundred years ago, this is a story that all ages will love.

Pulp

Charles Bukowski (Author)

Charles Bukowski's brilliant, fantastical pastiche of a detective story. Packed with wit, invention and Bukowski's trademark lowlife adventures, it is the final novel of one of the most enjoyable and influential cult writers of the last century.

Nicky Belane, private detective and career alcoholic, is a troubled man. He is plagued not just by broads, booze, lack of cash and a raging ego, but also by the surreal jobs he's been hired to do. Not only has been hired to track down French classical author Celine - who's meant to be dead - but he's also supposed to find the elusive Red Sparrow - which may or may not be real.

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