Wednesday, September 2, 2015

"Hillbilly Jesus"


Nothing much interesting had ever happened in Wheeler’s Corners until that fateful August afternoon when Jeb Peterson announced that he was the second coming of our lord and saviour Jesus Christ.



Hillbilly Jesus, by Horace P. Sternwall (Topflite Books, 1954; reprinted as Redeemer Redux, by Harry P. Steubenville, Mitre Books {UK}, 1956).

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

"The Jade"


“Have you ever noticed,” said Reggie, “that the more enthusiastic people are, the more frightfully tedious they become?”

The Jade, by Horace P. Sternwall (Kozy Books, 1958; reprinted as A Frightfully Nasty Chap, by Hugh Pear-William, “a daring new novel, never before published”, Clapham Books {UK}, 1959).

Monday, August 31, 2015

"The Knuckleheads"


“Nothing makes an idiot happier than to argue with another idiot.”

The Knuckleheads, by Horace P. Sternwall (an Uptown Books “paperback original, 1953; republished as The Imbeciles, by “Hilaire P. St. Wallace”, "a searing new novel, never published before", the Dagenham Press {UK}, 1955. Both editions one printing only).

Sunday, August 30, 2015

"A Day in the Life of a Crank"


“It seems I have spent my entire life not caring about things that other people seem to care a great deal about. But I don’t care about that.”



A Day in the Life of a Crank, by Horace P. Sternwall (a Pinnacle Books “paperback original”, 1951; republished as Came the Grey Dawn, by “Harry Piers Steevens", Sadstone Books {UK}, 1953; currently out of print).