Johnny Mains

Book Shambles EXTRA

It’s Christmas Eve, so that means ghost stories surely? Robin is joined, for a Book Shambles Extra, by Johnny Mains. Book Shambles listeners may best know Jonny as the co-editor of Dead Funny and Dead Funny Encore, but he’s also a horror historian and author. They chat about his lost collections of old ghost stories written by women, including the new anthology, Remember the Dead at Christmas, Johnny’s work in progress book on Freaks and the thrill of finding rare books in second hand book stores.

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Reading List

Johnny recommends:

The work of John Burke

Firestarter by Stephen King

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

King of the Witches: The World of Alex Sanders by June Johns

The Green Man by Kingsley Amis

Inseminoid by Larry Miller

Junky by William S Burroughs

A Suggestion of Ghosts edited by JA Mains

An Obscurity of Ghosts edited by JA Mains

Remember the Dead at Halloween and Christmas edited by JA Mains

Pet Semetery by Stephen King

Frightfully Cosy and Mild Stories for Nervous Types by Johnny Mains

A Warning to the Curious by MR James

Robin recommends:

Dead Funny edited by Robin Ince and Johnny Mains

Dead Funny Encore edited by Robin Ince and Johnny Mains

The Sorcerers by John Burke

Operation Chaos by Matthew Sweet

The short stories of Robert Aickman

Tommy by Kit Power

Zona by Geoff Dyer

Broadsword Calling Danny Boy by Geoff Dyer

Death Line by Sean Hogan

The work of Guy N Smith

The House of Ruby Wogan by Norman Gear

Whale Nation by Heathcote Williams

The World of the Neverending Story

A Distasteful Horror Story by Johnny Mains

Raspberry Jam by Angus Wilson

Lest You Should Suffer Nightmares edited by JA Mains

The Mask and Other Stories by Herbert van Thal

The Encyclopedia of Witchcraft and Demonology by Rossell Hope Robbins

An Odour of Decay by Martin Jenson

Love Machine by Douglas Dee

Twisted Clay by Frank Walford

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