Reviews of Horror Panegyric

Horror Panegyric is Supervert's in-depth look at the "Boschian method" of Savoy Books' Lord Horror novels

Horror Panegyric dust wrapper

Horror Panegyric dust wrapper

“In a lengthy and penetrating essay entitled 'Horror Panegyric,' [Supervert] passionately defended and celebrated the literary merit of Savoy's most iconic — and iconoclastic — character, Lord Horror himself.” — Quentin Dunne, Penny Blood

Annalee Newitz, "The Most Disturbing Alternate History You'll Ever Read,"

"If Philip K. Dick's "Axis won the war" novel Man in the High Castle made you squirm, then the 1980s novels about Lord Horror and his Nazi England will make your brain explode... Now, cult author [Supervert] has helped revive the long-suppressed scifi classics in a collection called Horror Panegyric... [The] essay alone makes great, thoughtful lunchtime reading, especially if you like your scifi on the transgressive side. And once you've read what he has to say about Lord Horror, you'll definitely want to check out the excerpts themselves."

HeadPress 28, "Horror Panegyric"

"They are high art, [Supervert] says, masterpieces, particularly Motherfuckers. He makes a convincing case in a succinct thirty pages."

Quentin Dunne, "The Lord of Horror," Penny Blood

"In a lengthy and penetrating essay entitled 'Horror Panegyric,' [Supervert] passionately defended and celebrated the literary merit of Savoy's most iconic — and iconoclastic — character, Lord Horror himself..."

Abel Diaz, "Must We Burn Savoy?"

"Unlike most of us, [Supervert] can actually explain why he thinks a book is important, without resorting to meaningless, slogan-like declarations. This inspired appraisal of the three Lord Horror novels will move you to appreciation even if you haven't read the books... Horror Panegyric is a love letter with bold intentions. It dares to explore the nature of good literature and how to recognize its elusive face. Specifically, it seeks to recognize that Britton and Butterworth have written at least one unsung masterpiece, Motherfuckers: The Auschwitz of Oz, and two works of near-indescribable genius, Lord Horror and Baptised in the Blood of Millions. It questions why these works have not been given the attention they deserve."

Jan Herman, "Not the Yellow Brick Road," Huffington Post

The title — "Motherfuckers: The Auschwitz of Oz" — tells you it's an unusual novel. But it still doesn't prepare you for the story (or the swastika on the cover)... [Supervert] calls Motherfuckers a masterpiece and compares it to the works of the Marquis de Sade and William S. Burroughs. After reading it myself, I'm inclined to agree.

Simon Sellars, Ballardian

"Published by Savoy Books, this is [Supervert]'s apppraisal of Savoy's notorious Lord Horror novels by David Britton and Michael Butterworth... The books are alternative histories of a fascist England, brutal, bloody, highly confrontational and shot through with a violent Surrealism... The Lord Horror books are now difficult to find, but following [Supervert]'s essay in Horror Panegyric are excerpts from the works that are guaranteed to stoke the fire."

James Marriott, London Book Review

"Latest in Savoy's ongoing series of books about Savoy is this Lord Horror sampler and essay, a handsomely bound hardback boasting an Arcimboldo-inspired John Coulthart cover painting of the great man himself. As for the contents, you get four extracts from the Lord Horror books plus Seward's appreciation and a Horror timeline for under a tenner..."

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The Kindle and iBooks edition of Horror Panegyric has been expanded with a new afterword by Supervert and additional excerpts from Savoy Books' most recent Lord Horror novels, La Squab: Black Rose of Auschwitz and Invictus Horror.

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