Highly Recommended Reading

By Doug Brunell, Writer of Depravity

By Doug Brunell, Writer of Depravity

My Dark Places: An L.A. Crime Memoir

James Ellroy

$17.00 $15.64

Ellroy. Raw.

Forbidden Erotica


$20.00 $18.40

Your grandmother may be here.

Disorder: A Fable

Leslie Kaplan

$12.00 $11.04

Inspirational in all the right ways . . . or a stark warning to others.

Nest of Salt: Stories

Matthew V. Brockmeyer


A great short story collection.

Tl;dr: The Best of Odd Things Considered

Anita Dalton


If you like to read strange books, this is your new Bible.

The Black Dahlia

James Ellroy


Like getting punched in the gut.

The Shining

Stephen King

$17.95 $16.51

This made me want to be a writer.

Pure Filth

Peter Sotos


Any Sotos is good Sotos. Beware.

The Ecology of Freedom: The Emergence and Dissolution of Hierarchy

Murray Bookchin

$24.95 $22.95

Essential reading if you care about things like freedom and authority.

Fear: The Autobiography of Dario Argento

Dario Argento

$30.00 $27.60

Argento fan? What are you waiting for?

Baby Killer

Frank Cassese


Harrowing. Disturbing. Essential.

Apocalypse Culture

$14.95 $13.75

A classic. Necessary.

Absolute Batman: The Killing Joke (30th Anniversary Edition)

Alan Moore and Brian Bolland

$49.99 $45.99

An incredible character study of the Joker.

Nightmare USA: The Untold Story of the Exploitation Independents

Stephen Thrower


A massive time for film fanatics.


Frank Herbert

$18.00 $16.56



Emmanuelle Arsan

$15.00 $13.80

Read this with Sinful Cinema 4.

Language and Politics (Expanded)

Noam Chomsky

$28.00 $25.76

A fascinating look at his theories.

Cinema Sewer Volume 1: The Adults Only Guide to History's Sickest and Sexiest Movies!

Robin Bougie


This series is a must-have for film fans.

Mythmakers & Lawbreakers: Anarchist Writers on Fiction

$12.00 $11.04

AK Press knocked it out of the park with this one.

American Psycho

Bret Easton Ellis

$16.95 $15.59

Not as good as Baby Killer, but ...

The Art of Hammer: Posters from the Archive of Hammer Films (Updated)

Marcus Hearn


How can you go wrong with Hammer?

Wolverine: Enemy of the State

Kaare Andrews and John Romita

$34.99 $32.19

An incredible Wolverine tale with some spectacular John Romita, Jr. art.

Death Scenes: A Homicide Detectives Scrapbook

Sean Tejaratchi and Dunn Katherine

$22.95 $21.11

A must for true crime readers.

Panzram: A Journal of Murder

James O. Long and Thomas E Gaddis

$24.95 $22.95

Before GG Allin, there was Panzram.

Is This Guy for Real?: The Unbelievable Andy Kaufman

Brian "box" Brown

$19.99 $18.39

A god among men.

The Killer Inside Me

Jim Thompson

$16.99 $15.63

Believe it or not, a Dead Milkmen song turned me on to this book.

The Girls

Emma Cline

$17.00 $15.64

Coming of age in the age of Manson (not quite).

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Stephen King

$18.00 $16.56

Essential reading if you are a writer.

From a Buick 8

Stephen King

$18.00 $16.56

Creepy in all the right ways.