July 17th, 2015 by Michael Sauers

First came the man: a young wanderer in a fatigue coat and long hair. Then came the legend as the character, John Rambo, took his place in the American imagination. This remarkable and critically acclaimed novel pits a young Vietnam veteran against a small-town cop who doesn’t know what he will unleash after their first ill-fated encounter–a life-and-death struggle through the woods, hills, and caves of rural Kentucky.

This special edition of the novel includes essays by David Morrell and by New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry as well as the never-before-published outline for the novel and the original first chapter.

Source: Amazon.com: FIRST BLOOD: COLLECTOR’S EDITION (9781934267479): David Morrell: Books

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April 4th, 2014 by Michael Sauers

Harvard Human Skin Book

UPDATE 5 April 2014:

Baaaaaad news for fans of anthropodermic bibliopegy: Recent analyses of a book owned by the HLS Library, long believed but never proven to have been bound in human skin, have conclusively established that the book was bound in sheepskin.

Source: Harvard Law School blog

Original post:

There’s something undeniably creepy about big, expansive libraries. The hushed whispers, the almost artificial quiet, and the smell of dusty tomes combine to create a surreal experience. But when it comes to creepy libraries, Harvard University might take the cake… you see, at least two of its books are bound in human skin.

A few years ago, three separate books were discovered in Harvard University’s library that had particularly strange-looking leather covers. Upon further inspection, it was discovered that the smooth binding was actually human flesh… in one case, skin allegedly harvested from a man who was flayed alive. Yep, definitely the creepiest library ever.

Read the full article @ Roadtrippers.com.

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March 28th, 2014 by Michael Sauers

Demons Five, Exorcist Nothing by William Peter Blatty

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