Thursday, June 7, 2012

'Unfaithful Wives" by Orrie Hitt and 'The Twisted Ones' by Vin Packer


Reviewer: Lindsey

4 stars



'One slut deserves another

While her husband was away, Rita Sharpe would play. Sometimes with her stupid but strong gardener. More often with slick Norman Williams. Yet she was no worse than bosomy Sandra Thomas! Sandra slyly cheated with practically every man who came along . . . not excepting Rita’s own rugged spouse . . .

His name was Fred, and he was perfectly willing to make the most of a wife—anybody’s wife. He could not foresee that thanks to smooth Norman, the cozy situation would explode into a frenzy of hate and wild brutality. In the end Fred was forced to deny both Rita and Sandra—and gamble his life on the sinful need of still another unfaithful woman!' (Amazon description)

This description makes the book sound like some cheap soap. One slut deserves another?? 
FAAAANNTASTIC!!! This book was crazy.

 There were evil, no-conscience divas; there were sweet, stupid morons; and there were housewhores..wives..whores...whatever.

There is murder, insanity and a lot of fun. The time is the 1950's, and the book is descriptive enough for readers to get a clear picture of scene and time.

There is enough smut to keep you who like that sort of thing in heaven.

For the rest of you-brace yourself. It's a lot of before, but fades out during.

Long ago I watched Peyton Place, the old movie. I had to see what was so racy. Much to my surprise, considering the time it was made, it was extremely sleazy.

This book was written in 1958 by Orrie Hitt.

There is a website dedicated to this author's books called "Orrie Hitt : The Shabby Shakespeare of Vintage Sleazecore".

Awesome. Truly.






4.5 stars

'WHY DID THEY KILL?

These were nice kids, model kids. They didn’t wear leather jackets and roam the streets in “wolf packs”; they didn’t steal and mug for dope. For kids, they were well mannered and quiet. They were attractive and nicely dressed. You’d have welcomed them as next-door neighbors.

Yet...

one raped

one murdered

one killed by fire

What got into them? What dark thoughts tormented them when they were alone at night? '
(Amazon description)


Dope?? Hee hee...

This book was written in 1959 by Vin Packer (also known as M.E. Kerr, Ann Aldrich, and Marijane Meaker.)

Think Rebel without a Cause + Quentin Tarantino = The Twisted Ones.

This book was fantastic. There are three characters who have one person in common:
Mommy Dearest.

These women threw Dr. Spock's baby book to the side and read, "How to be THE ONLY woman in your son's life" by Mother of Norman Bates.

The story was crazy, bothersome and twisted, yet like a bad car accident, I couldn't look away.

I strongly recommend looking into Prologue's books on Amazon. There are tons to choose from. I am sure I will manage to read every single one--great way to spend a weekend.

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