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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:16 am  Reply with quote



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brainee wrote:
How are the other books in the "Beast House" series? "The Cellar" is the only one I think I read.


I just finished THE BEAST HOUSE, the first sequel to THE CELLAR and am happy to report that it's a damn good sequel. Laymon doesn't go for a by-the-numbers rehash but instead expands upon the existing mythology in a way that worked very well for me. There's only a bit of repetition to bring those who haven't read the first book up to speed, mostly in a longish part where the new characters take the whole Beast House tour again. The showdown is very intense and action packed. THE BEAST HOUSE is also thankfully lacking the child porn aspect of the first book. Still plenty of perversions in it, though. Also, rumps are patted.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:19 am  Reply with quote



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Wouldn't be a Laymon novel without a fair share of 'rump' references.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 7:55 am  Reply with quote



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True, it always comes as a bit of shock when he randomly throws in a "butt" or "ass". I suspect these might be the work of an editor, though.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 5:05 pm  Reply with quote



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Will check out The Beast House next!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 10:08 pm  Reply with quote



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Finished THE MIDNIGHT TOUR yesterday. This is a fairly ginormous book. Being a sequel to THE CELLAR and THE BEASTHOUSE it is actually longer than both previous novels combined! And it's not just sheer size that reminded me of Stephen King's tomes. There are three storylines in MIDNIGHT TOUR, two of them taking place in 1997 and bringing new characters into the town of Malcasa Point, the third accompanying Sandy (and her "child") from 1980 to the present. Of course all three plots tie together at the end and there is a most awesome twist as well. It's probably obvious that I liked MIDNIGHT TOUR a lot. The whole trilogy is damn great and the fact that Laymon left things open for further sequels reminded me of his untimely death. I'd have been game for a 4th novel in the series!
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VincentPrice
PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 8:06 am  Reply with quote



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Just recently started getting into Laymon, so far I've read After Midnight and The Quake and loved both.

And even better, my uncle just bought me four of his books for Christmas...One Rainy Night, The Cellar, Resurrection Dreams and Come Out Tonight...I'm gonna start in on them soon.
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Cash Bailey
PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 9:18 am  Reply with quote



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VincentPrice wrote:
Just recently started getting into Laymon, so far I've read After Midnight and The Quake and loved both.

And even better, my uncle just bought me four of his books for Christmas...One Rainy Night, The Cellar, Resurrection Dreams and Come Out Tonight...I'm gonna start in on them soon.


That's a pretty sweet collection. Be sure to go on forums like this and bang the drum for Richard Laymon. More people need to know about him.
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the blade
PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 4:11 pm  Reply with quote



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I'm reading island right now and am three quarters thru it. Love it. Just finished lonely night in oct. that was great too.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 5:50 pm  Reply with quote



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I wonder if he has written anything that could be called "hardcore horror" apart from WOODS ARE DARK and the BEASTHOUSE books. He seems to have mostly done sleazy thrillers, though.
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VincentPrice
PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:33 pm  Reply with quote



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Finished The Cellar which I loved.

Just started One Rainy Night which right now is looking like it could be my favorite of his books that I've read, it's fantastic.
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Kaisersoze
PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 5:03 am  Reply with quote



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I'm onto The Glory Bus. Which, like much of his later work, is a bit all over the shop. But I'm hoping for a late reprieve.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 3:32 am  Reply with quote



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One Rainy Night is a great great read.
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Cash Bailey
PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 3:55 am  Reply with quote



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Aaron2010 wrote:
One Rainy Night is a great great read.


True 'dat.
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Kaisersoze
PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 1:27 am  Reply with quote



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Finished The Glory Bus. Pretty much the worst of his books I've read. Uninteresting characters who do ridiculously stupid things and never seem to learn from their mistakes.

Of course, it might not have helped that I got dumped by two of the women I was seeing whilst reading it, but I was struggling to enjoy it early in the piece as well.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 1:57 am  Reply with quote



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Kaisersoze wrote:
Finished The Glory Bus. Pretty much the worst of his books I've read. Uninteresting characters who do ridiculously stupid things and never seem to learn from their mistakes.


That pretty much sums up my feeling towards ISLAND. Thumbs Down!

I have to admit his posthumous novels have been terrible.

AMARA? THE LAKE? Ugh!!

It just goes to show that even though it seemed like he just churned them out, he must have done pretty extensive revising to get his books up to the standard at which we know.
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