This is a stimulating and persuasive book presenting a fascinating a thesis that should be of interest to anyone who wants to understand how film works on us, whether or not they have a particular interest in the horror genre.
BUT! In the Kindle edition where there should be illustrations there are blank spaces and the text "To view this image, refer to the print version of this title". So I am supposed to buy both? Or to read it on my Kindle only while in a library that has a print copy available?
Given the subject of the book, the illustrations are essential to understanding sections of the text. Faced with this astonishing deficiency, the price difference of £ between the Kindle and print editions begins to look more like a rip-off than a concession. I have Kindle editions of other film studies titles in which the illustrations are present and correct.
This is the equivalent of buying a DVD with the soundtrack removed- buy it, but buy the print edition.
A hundred percent credit to the author, but one out of ten for the publisher.