We Sold Our Souls

We Sold Our Souls

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The story of a Faustian bargain set in the world of heavy metal. The story concerns a heavy metal band named Durt Wurk. They were big in the 90s but then their lead singer Terry went solo and now, 20 years later, all the other band members are struggling to scrape by in lousy jobs. The heroine Kris soon discovers that this is because lead singer Terry somehow sold their souls in exchange for his fame and fortune. This discovery sends Kris on a cross-country journey to rage against the machine of our bleak society and ultimately reclaim her soul. Like Grady's earlier books, this book blends pop culture and horror into a story that feels very contemporary. It hits stores this September.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 27mm | 318g
  • Philadelphia, United States
  • English
  • 1683690869
  • 9781683690863
  • 132,303

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Nominated for the 2018 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novel
A 2019 Locus Award finalist for Best Horror Novel
An NPR Pop Culture Happy Hour Pick
An io9 2018 Fall Preview Pick
A 2018 Goodreads Choice Award Finalist

"A good, creepy, music-tinged thriller."-CNET

"The quintessential horror-metal novel for our times."-Los Angeles Review of Books

"Kickass, horrifying, and smart as hell. It certainly earns my two horns up."-Dread Central

"An addictive read for the metalhead and horror hound alike."-Bloody Disgusting

"Wild and fun, genuinely terrifying in places, and also somehow heartfelt."-Tor.com

"Hendrix's horror chops are nigh-unassailable at this point."-B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy blog

"A fast-paced ride, firmly rooted in the pulp horror tradition...Hendrix's darkest novel yet will leave readers begging for an encore."-Booklist, starred review

"Hendrix is an indie horror legend, and We Sold Our Souls is one of his best."-Book Riot

"Enthralling and intense...The plot goes 0 to 100 real quick, and once it does, you won't want to put the book down."-Sean Curry, UC San Diego Bookstore bookseller, in the San Diego Union-Tribune

"If you see me in the wild and I'm reading a book that was written by Grady Hendrix, interrupt me at your own peril."-Sarah Gailey, Hugo-Award winning author of Magic for Liars

"Funny and intense."-Claire Margetts, The Salt Lake Tribune

"A consistently funny, smart and affecting love letter to horror and metal fandom."-Toronto Star

"A faithful power ballad to horror literature in all of its forms."-Paste

"Hendrix's pulpy love letter to heavy metal music is a gloriously over-the-top scare fest that has hidden depths. Readers will root for Kris all the way to the explosive, poignant finale."-Publishers Weekly

"Horror and humor play off each other in a delicate dance."-Nightmare Magazine

"We Sold Our Souls will have you cranking up your favourite metal album to 10 in no time at all."-HorrorTalk

"A clever twist on a time-honored plot."-The Day

Praise for Paperbacks from Hell:
"Pure, demented delight."-The New York Times Book Review

"Paperbacks from Hell is as funny as it is engaging."-The Washington Post

"The book is a true appreciation of the genre."-Los Angeles Times

"Paperbacks from Hell is as wild as its source material."-The A.V. Club

"Just thumbing through these pages will bring back your youth-and terrify you all over again."-Newsday

Praise for My Best Friend's Exorcism:
"National treasure Grady Hendrix follows his classic account of a haunted IKEA-like furniture showroom, Horrorstor (2014), with a nostalgia-soaked ghost story, My Best Friend's Exorcism."-The Wall Street Journal

"Take The Exorcist, add some hair spray and wine coolers, and enroll it in high school in 1988 - that'll give you My Best Friend's Exorcism...Campy. Heartfelt. Horrifying."-Minnesota Public Radio

"Clever, heartfelt, and get-under-your-skin unnerving."-Fangoria

"A touching story of high school friendship and, well, demonic possession."-Bloody Disgusting

"Terrific...Sharply written...[My Best Friend's Exorcism] makes a convincing case for [Hendrix's] powers as a sharp observer of human behavior, filtered through a fun genre conceit that doesn't skimp on the spooky-or the bodily fluids."-The A.V. Club

Praise for Horrorstor:
"Horrorstör delivers a crisp terror-tale...[and] Hendrix strikes a nice balance between comedy and horror."-The Washington Post

"Disarming."-The Wall Street Journal

"Hendrix conjures up some wonderfully gruesome imagery."-Nerdist

"An inventive, hilarious haunted house tale."-Bustle

"If you've ever been frustrated trying to put together furniture from IKEA, you'll get a laugh out of Hendrix's spoof mystery."-New York Post
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About Grady Hendrix

Grady Hendrix is a novelist and screenwriter based in New York City. His novels include Horrorstor, named one of the best books of 2014 by National Public Radio, and My Best Friend's Exorcism, for which The Wall Street Journal dubbed him 'a national treasure.' Paperbacks from Hell, his survey of outrageous horror novels of the 1970s and 80s, was called 'pure, demented delight' by the New York Times Review. He's contributed to Playboy, The Village Voice, and Variety.
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3,044 ratings
3.94 out of 5 stars
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4 44% (1,340)
3 21% (637)
2 5% (148)
1 1% (35)
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