This is an attractive book. It has lots of pictures and there are some decent interviews. It's the best book you'll find on Deodato, because it might be the only one. However, any analysis of the cinema of Deodato which pans the film The House by the Edge of the Park because it doesn't have a worthy social message, or its politics are confused, or Deodato is contradicting himself by condemning violence while portraying it, is not worth the paper its shoddy opinions are printed on. If House is as bad as they say here, there is no reason to write a book about the man who made it, because for the most part he didn't make anything any better! They admit as much, as every film here besides Cannibal Holocaust is ripped to shreds, when in fact that film is no more profound or 'artistic' than any of Lenzi's cannibal films. Any critic who condemns The House By the Edge of the Park for the reasons the authors of this work printed show a complete misunderstanding of horror films, grindhouse films, and savage cinema in general. This is not an episode of Sesame Street. This is not a public service announcement from Deodato. Violence on screen does not have to be justified. The film does not have to have a point that is for the advancement of an agenda. You go to the cinema, get your rocks off, and go home - back to your job, or go to bed. Critics like this are no better than the audience members they despise - yeah, you, misogynists and sadists, who get off on this filth - they just like to pretend they have to watch it repeatedly for their job, because they are serious film critics. There is nothing deep about the appeal of any of these types of films. There are some of us who are honest and admit we get hard watching House, we don't have to justify repeated viewings of it by telling people we're deconstructing it to better understand the politics of class envy in Italian society in the early 1980s. God knows we wouldn't waste our lives authoring a book dedicated to a film director whose films were either all too boring or offensive for us to appreciate.