THE CLOSED CIRCLE. [Chicago]: Playboy Press, . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Playboy Press 16343. "'Nancy Drew versus Satan' only with more scary oral sex, THE CLOSED CIRCLE is a crusty, musty, paperback cash-in on the 70’s craze for Satanism and the occult … Fast, cheap, and a reflection of what people though was really going on behind the closed doors of Hollywood bedrooms, THE CLOSED CIRCLE is a little time capsule of crazy. Written mostly to be sold to bored housewives with high school educations and tipsy blue collar workers in bus stations, you can blow through it in about 2 hours and get your fill of kinky sex and evil elites. As harmless as it seems, books like this paved the way and seeded the national imagination for the tidal wave of false memory syndrome books and the Satanic Panic of the 80s.” - Grady Hendrix, Book Reviews of the Damned (online). Reginald 37265. Cover rubbed at edges, text paper just a bit tanned, a very good copy. Cover art by Rob Sauber. (#159934).
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