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Kaisersoze
PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 12:59 am  Reply with quote



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Cash Bailey wrote:


I have to admit his posthumous novels have been terrible.

AMARA? THE LAKE? Ugh!!


Amara was far better than The Glory Bus in my opinion, but on your recommendation I guess I'll be staying away from The Lake. Thanks for the heads up.

Anybody read The Travelling Vampire Show or Nights in a Lonesome October (or whatever it's called). Are these worth reading?
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Cash Bailey
PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 2:36 am  Reply with quote



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I, and others, mention THE TRAVELLING VAMPIRE SHOW quite a bit in the previous posts.

One of Laymon's very best.
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Aaron2010
PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 3:32 pm  Reply with quote



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I'm probably going to pick up THE CELLAR today. Another book for my huge TBR pile. I've heard good things about it.
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mary777
PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:58 pm  Reply with quote



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I didn't like The Cellar. Read too much like a first novel, which what it was. I really enjoyed In The Dark.
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VincentPrice
PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:56 am  Reply with quote



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Just got my two Leisure Horror books, one of which was The Beast House, which I think is the sequel to The Cellar.

Loved The Cellar so I can't wait to read The Beast House.
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Cash Bailey
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 6:15 am  Reply with quote



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http://www.dreadcentral.com/node/25279

Butane's reviewed another Laymon book: SAVAGE

This is one of Laymon's best, and proves that there's more to the man than teens, tits and cannibalistic psychopaths.

Not that I'm complaining...

I hope he gets around to reading and reviewing THE TRAVELLING VAMPIRE SHOW.
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Johnny Butane
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:41 pm  Reply with quote
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Man it really was one of his best, agreed. Just a big, fun adventure and a character that seemed almosst too good to be real. Great stuff.
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Psypest
PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 5:09 pm  Reply with quote



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Kind of surprised no one has mentioned
MIDNIGHT'S LAIR. Nice straight forward story trimmed of any excessive fat. First Laymon book I read and my interest is piqued.

Has anyone here ever read NIGHTMARE LAKE, written as Carl Laymon? It was part of the Twilight YA book series in the early 80's. The plot seems awfully similar to THE STAKE.
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Cash Bailey
PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:00 am  Reply with quote



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Psypest wrote:
Kind of surprised no one has mentioned
MIDNIGHT'S LAIR. Nice straight forward story trimmed of any excessive fat. First Laymon book I read and my interest is piqued.


A lot of Laymonites claimed Neil Marshall was heavily 'inspired' by MIDNIGHT'S LAIR for his masterpiece THE DECENT.

I love both, so I'm not jumping onto that bandwagon. And the comparrison is spurious at best.

HAUTE TENSION and Koontz's INTENSTY, on the other hand...
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walking-dead
PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:59 pm  Reply with quote



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I've been a huge Laymon fan for years. Nobody does the slasher genre the way he does. To me, though, The Travelling Vampire Show will always be his masterpiece. Kind of a very dark, Laymonesque Something Wicked This Way Comes.

His short story collections are always fun. Worth getting!
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