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Header [Kindle Edition]

Edward Lee
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Book Description

What is a Header?

In the dark backwoods, where law enforcement doesn't dare tread, there exists a special type of revenge. Something so awful that it is only whispered about. Something so terrible that few believe it is real.

Stewart Cummings is a government agent whose life is going to Hell. His wife is ill and to pay for her medication he turns to bootlegging. But things will get much worse when bodies begin showing up in his sleepy small town. Victims of an act known only as "a Header."

Deadite Press is proud to bring back the notorious inspiration for the hit cult film - a splatterspunk classic of twisted sex, booze, and revenge.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 236 KB
  • Print Length: 100 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Deadite Press (2 Jan. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AW6GSKS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #171,251 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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I picked up Header the minute I knew it had been re-released as I had been wanting to read this book for a long long time. I've loved Edward Lee's work for a good few years now and have read the majority of what he's written. I especially like his extreme horror and everything he writes with redneck's/hillfolk.

When you start reading the book you can tell immediately that it's one of his earlier works and I wasn't too sure if this was going to bother me but I quickly found myself immersed in the story and couldn't put it down. Admittedly it's not very long but that doesn't stop him from giving us a fantastic story line with some great characters.

If you read Lee's work you'll already know that it isn't for everyone and that he likes to push some boundaries and this is definitely up there amongst his most extreme.

There's a great foreword by Jack Ketchum talking about their early days as horror writers, the movie Header and the actual meaning behind the word but you'll have to read the book to find out what a header actually is.

I would say I would recommend this book to anyone but unless you already know what you're getting yourself in for then you might not appreciate the recommendation. You really need to enjoy your horror with that little extra sick touch or you'll spend days having nightmares and moaning about why people need to write this stuff. I however live for the type of extreme stuff that Ed Lee and Wrath James White write and can't get enough of it.

Off now to buy and read Header 2.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The only boring bits involve a power drill! 1 Jan. 2015
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After returning home from a long stretch in prison Travis Clyde Tuckton returns to his home out in the Virginian backwoods. There he discovers that his wood shack has been struck by lightening and burned to the ground, his 'maw an paw' have died, and possibly worst yet, his granpappy's feet have been amputated by a doctor ~ after succumbing to some "blammed fancified disease called dyerbeetees"! However soon Travis's granpappy lets him in on a little family secret. A secret so repulsive and fiendishly stupid, that I can't really tell you what it is here... The secret of the Header!!
So together, from there Travis and his granpappy go on a twisted journey of cold blooded revenge, as they settle some old scores with the cracker hill~folk that done 'em wrong, the best way they know how, by dishing out a few headers..

Meanwhile, Stew Cummings Special Agent for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in Ross County, Virginia, is having a few problems of his own. His wife is suffering from some mysterious malady, and as a result, in order to pay for her ever increasing prescriptions and health care bills, Special Agent Cummings has become a badge for sale. On the payroll of moonshiners and drug runners. He knows that abusing his position is morally and lawfully wrong and that soon, inevitably, he will get caught, but Stew has no other option on his salary, not if he is to save the woman he loves so much.
That is until the Headers begin.
Realising this might be his only chance at moral salvation, Cummings vows to track down the serial perpetrators of these foul deeds, at any cost. Much to the chagrin of Chief Peerce, his redneck superior...

A good early effort from Edward Lee and his first story to really start pushing 'page for page', boundaries of decency!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A dark, twisted, macabre novella 2 Aug. 2013
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Header: By Edward Lee.

First of all, this is a very short novella. At about 77 pages, you could easily read this in a couple of hours, or a day if you paced yourself. I was a bit disappointed with the length of the book. I thought it was a novel, but that's my bad for not checking (I wasn't prepared. Japeth The Goat will be very angry). The length is the only bad thing about this book, so now, onto the positive.

This book is dark, twisted and very VERY! sick. If you are easily offended or squeamish, then do not buy this book. It will shock & disturb you in all the wrong ways. I thought Richard Laymon created the most depraved and vile characters, but Eddie Lee's characters make Laymon's look like the Brady bunch. There are no redeemable characters in this book. Everyone is a vile, twisted, and nasty piece of work. Ed Lee must have gone to the dirtiest, darkest part of his mind, in order to bring these characters to the page. There are even times where you question whither you want all the characters to live, or if it would be better if they all die an extremely horrible death.

The story moves along at a very good pace, there's gore, violence and the odd bit of story. But we didn't come here for story did we kids. NO SON! We came here for the violence. And boy is their violence. There are scenes in this book that will haunt and stay with you for a very long time. I will definitely never be able to look at a power drill in the same way again. The scenes of violence against women, will shock and disturb people. Think American Psycho. As I said before, if you are offended easily, then don't even touch this book.

Without spoiling anything, this book has one of the most satisfying and enjoyable endings I have ever read.
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