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Les Daniels is the author of several pop culture histories, including "Superman: The Complete History", "Batman: The Complete History", and "Wonder Woman: The Complete History" . He lives in Providence, Rhode Island. (Bowker Author Biography)

Inclou aquests noms: Les Daniels, Lex Daniels


Obres de Les Daniels

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Book of the Dead (1989) — Col·laborador — 379 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of Vampires (1992) — Col·laborador — 338 exemplars
Borderlands 1 (1990) — Col·laborador — 229 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of Zombies (1993) — Col·laborador — 198 exemplars
Hot Blood: Tales of Provocative Horror (1989) — Col·laborador — 196 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of Wolf Men (1994) — Col·laborador — 158 exemplars
Cutting Edge (1985) — Col·laborador — 125 exemplars
100 Twisted Little Tales of Torment (1998) — Col·laborador — 62 exemplars
Virtuous Vampires (1996) — Col·laborador — 53 exemplars
Best New Horror 4 (1993) — Col·laborador — 53 exemplars
100 Hilarious Little Howlers (1999) — Col·laborador — 53 exemplars
100 Fiendish Little Frightmares (1997) — Col·laborador — 46 exemplars
The Seaharp Hotel (1990) — Col·laborador — 34 exemplars
100 Tiny Tales of Terror (1996) — Col·laborador — 34 exemplars
Dark Terrors 6 (2002) — Col·laborador — 26 exemplars
The Giant Book of Terror (1994) — Col·laborador — 20 exemplars
Dark Voices 4 : the Pan Book of Horror (1992) — Col·laborador — 18 exemplars
Dark Voices 5 (1993) — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars
Secret City: Strange Tales of London (1997) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
Police Comics #1 (DC Millennium Edition) (2000) — Introducció, algunes edicions3 exemplars


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Nom oficial
Daniels, Leslie Noel III
Altres noms
Daniels, Lee
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc de naixement
Danbury, Connecticut, USA
Lloc de defunció
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Brown University



I bought this book at a thrift store and primarily for its cover art. To me, the cover was reminiscent of the Hammer horror movies of the 60's and 70's. I was not disappointed, the text definitely had that feel, cheesy, gory, and an easy read. It was gruesome and had some interesting bits here and there. The ending, however, was a little bit of a letdown though I guess the vampire was not really set up as the main villain of the piece either. The story seems to exist to juxtapose the real historical evils of the Inquisition against that of the supernatural represented by the vampire and the witch's spells which is an okay idea.
I did enjoy reading this book mostly for its horror and morbidity than for anything else although I liked the setting, its characters are kind of flat and prone to sudden histrionics (much like a Hammer film). I would have rather had the character set up as a potential hero to do something more than just waiting around though. He is introduced as a fly in the ointment for the main villain but this amounts to nothing, unfortunately. In that arena, I think the novel missed out on some good action sequences and some highly tense moments.
Would I recommend this book? Yeah, sure, if you can pick it up for a few bucks, go ahead.
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Ranjr | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Jul 13, 2023 |
Been reading a few art books I have that I apparently never read. Like the rest, this is more a skim read. The writing isn't very good IMO. I like looking at all the photos and art though. Not sure this is available anymore, but a good add for Wonder Woman fans.
Ghost_Boy | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Aug 25, 2022 |
History of the horror genre from Beowulf to The Exorcist, covering books, movies, television, comics and music. Interspersed between the chapters are seven short stories from the like of Edgar Allan Poe, M.R. James and Richard Matheson; 'Slime' by Joseph Payne Brennan and 'Novel of the White Powder' by Arthur Machen being the standouts.
Les Daniels has written extensively about American comic books and those are the strongest sections of this book. I would have liked a deeper critical view of the subject but Daniels covers alot of ground in this book and should be credited with including many of the lesser known writers of the genre. While not being comprehensive (The Wicker Man and Micheal Powell's Peeping Tom - two of many omissions), it does attempt to view the subject from a variety of different angles.… (més)
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si | Jun 27, 2017 |
Spanish Inquisition, vampires. What's not to like? The kind of fast-moving gothic horror story that got replaced by wimpy urban fantasies.
SFF1928-1973 | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | May 12, 2017 |



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