The Happy Man: A Tale of Horror #2020

The Happy Man: A Tale of Horror By Eric C. Higgs The Happy Man A Tale of Horror From its profoundly unsettling first pages The Happy Man Eric C Higg s riveting vision of the nightmare underside of the American dream brilliantly echoes the grand Gothic horror tradition of Edgar
  • Title: The Happy Man: A Tale of Horror
  • Author: Eric C. Higgs
  • ISBN: 9780312361853
  • Page: 392
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Happy Man: A Tale of Horror By Eric C. Higgs From its profoundly unsettling first pages, The Happy Man, Eric C Higg s riveting vision of the nightmare underside of the American dream, brilliantly echoes the grand Gothic horror tradition of Edgar Allan Poe and Roald Dahl.
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    1. THE HAPPY MAN A TALE OF HORROR is one bizarre piece of work from the 80 s, brought back by Valancourt Books I finished this book on Saturday and I still am not sure what to make of it A couple moves in to a new housing development in a suburb of San Diego Charles Ripley and his wife are mostly on an even keel, despite a tragedy that occurred shortly after the move Then, the Marsh s move in next door and even though they don t know it, the lives of the Ripley s are soon about to change.First the [...]

    2. I ll give this one the full complement of stars because it just kind of blew me away What a hidden gem It was mentioned in Hendrix s Paperbacks from Hell Come to find out it was nearly impossible to locate It s been out of print for quite a while and any extant copies listed on the usual websites were insanely expensive Finally stumbled upon a former library copy which was being discarded on a unconventional website and snatched it up It was actually in pretty amazing condition for a book print [...]

    3. Yep, it s horrible, as in horror ble.The story of what happens when a new couple move in next door to disastrous results It s a short read, can be done in an hour or two I skimmed some sections as I had a I knew what was coming feeling, and then I was right Set in the mid 1980 s, it doesn t read dated And I hate that word because all books written in the now quickly become dated I saw a review for a book published and set in 2014 that said, too bad it s so dated However, themes of Mexican illega [...]

    4. What a great pleasure to read this re published story some 30 years after the initial print run In some ways I had become weary with the horror genre and was hoping that something fresh could grab my attention and rekindle my enthusiasm The Happy Man is a classic edgy horror story that follows the fortunes of one suburban San Diego resident Charles Ripley His everyday life is about to change when newcomer Ruskin Marsh and alluring wife Sybil move into the recently sold property next door Charles [...]

    5. What a fantastic, savage and creepy little book this was Through the measured platonic seduction of Charles Ripley, Higgs throws us headlong into the dark heart of the human spirit, where cruelty and depravity lead to an ultimate happiness, but at the cost of the soul A tense atmosphere of unease tightens its hold on the reader, with endless blackly comic scenes of yuppie parties, middle class snobbery, discussions of art and philosophy, always with a sneaky, violent edge waiting to be unleashed [...]

    6. The Ripleys have new neighbours the Marshes and with their arrival, the small cosy town of Mesa Vista will never be the same At first, the two couples become fast friends and the Ripleys are attracted to the charismatic and powerful Ruskin Marsh but soon their relationship grows darker with each passing day A simple barbecue turns into an orgy Violence erupts Gruesome murders are reported nearby People begin to disappear Finally Ruskin invites Charles Ripley to join his family in acts of murder [...]

    7. Beware the new neighbor with a smile in his eye and a love of lending out de Sade Not to mention the MAC 10 nestled in his desk.

    8. Ah the eighties.Skinny dipping suburbanites Thai sticks The Phil Donahue Show.Charles Ripley, the protagonist of HIgg s novel, shares a king sized waterbed with his lovely wife Shelly They are living the good life in a newly developed upscale neighborhood outside San Diego Charles has a promising career in the aerospace industry, the exciting new sector of the economy that supports most of their friends When Ruskin and Sybil Marsh move into the house next door, the couple with their teenage son [...]

    9. Cannibalism and yuppies, oh my I really, really, REALLY hope this book finds an audience now that Valancourt has republished it because this is one darkly comic horrifying satire Sadly, it seems that no one can find Eric C Higgs now, but maybe, just maybe, he ll come back and write a new book I d read it.

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