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I Never Promised You a Rose Garden By Mannie Murphy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781683964100
Availability: Out of stock, usually available in 3-10 days
Published: Fantagraphics - March 23rd, 2021

Muted watercolor illustrations paired with grade school cursive on grade school writing paper published from the Seattle small press, Fantagraphics, I was endeared to Mannie Murphy from the beginning. Genderqueer and a Portland native themself, Murphy illustrates the dark history of the Rose City as well as the life and death of their teenage adulation, River Phoenix. My only complaint is that I wanted more!


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Men, Women, and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film - Updated Edition (Princeton Classics #15) By Carol J. Clover, Carol J. Clover (Preface by) Cover Image
By Carol J. Clover, Carol J. Clover (Preface by)
ISBN: 9780691166292
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Princeton University Press - May 26th, 2015

I have experienced a lot of side-eyes glances and unwelcome critique for my love of the horror genre, the assumption being that my outlook and tastes must be base if not subterranean.Tell that to Carol J. Clover. Through thoughtful and academic lenses she looks at the slasher/horror genre as one with the potential to build empathy. This book reminds me that guilt and pleasure should never occupy the same space.