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Advertise About Us Give us feedback Leave us a tip. Limited to thirteen tourists. It begins on the stroke of midnight. You'll be lucky to get out alive The Glory Bus: A riveting novel of horror and suspense. No one writes like Laymond an you're going to have a good time with anything he writes - Dean Koontz.
In Laymon's books, blood doesn't so much drip, drip as explode, splatter and coagulate - Independent. Richard Laymon was born in Chicago in and grew up in California. He died in February The World According to Anna. Wheels of Terror. The Abyssinian Proof. The majority of the book was deadly dull as we followed the aimless characters around as they looked for spooks and admired each others bums.
A little action happens towards the end but it wasn't exciting enough to make up for the rest of the book. My husband says the last book in the series is better but I'm not sure I believe him.
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Even if you enjoy this book, you probably wouldn't want to admit it to anyone. In other words, don't expect anything in the way of artistry or good taste. The writing is straight out of a pulp magazine, and the characters' behavior is even more i "Tacky, tacky," is how one of Laymon's characters describes the Beast House wax museum--a description that happens to apply to the novel itself. The writing is straight out of a pulp magazine, and the characters' behavior is even more illogical than what you'd typically expect from the genre.
None of it is believable, and none of it is particularly scary. Its overall silliness kept it from feeling too gruesome, and the feather-light prose gave me the sense I was burning through the pages at record speed. There's nothing pretentious about Richard Laymon's work; no level to which he will not stoop in order to hold your attention. That includes some ridiculously over-the-top violence and countless descriptions of his characters' private anatomical areas. Tacky, tacky! First off, let me say this is a good read. Gruesome and horrible, but a good read, and without giving away too much, it has a happier ending than you usually get from Laymon.
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Take that as you like, depending on how much Laymon you've read. Now, I did have a few issues with this one, mostly the same issues I had with the first book in the series, The Cellar. Laymon's characters, at least in the books I've read, are almost all Id, in the Freudian sense. They just seemed to be all emotion with very First off, let me say this is a good read. They just seemed to be all emotion with very little rational thinking. As in the first book, two people meet each other and within less than a day are deeply in love.
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I have heard of "insta-love" in romance novels, but in horror novels it's new to me. Also, these are sure some horny characters. For example, "I just met this guy a few hours ago and he seems weird, but hes handsome so let's go have sex in the dangerous woods where monsters dwell. Or how about "I have known this guy less than a day, and people are missing, but lets sneak off and have sex for a few hours. Oh, and speaking of animal, the monsters are horny little bastards too.
They live just to rape it seems, and they'll even die to do it. And sometimes if it happens often enough, the women start to like it and crave it. Yep, they look forward to being raped by monsters. That one is a little hard to stomach, and I'm not sure what he was trying to say about women. At least the monsters have an excuse in that they're animals, but come on. Another thing, one of the characters, who I won't mention to avoid spoilers, seems to be a rational adult who managed to live to a fairly old age without doing anything too nutty.
Then he decides to start killing people. Oh, there's money behind it, even though he has money, but whatever, let's kill some people out of the blue. And let's get more cold blooded as time passes. And by time, I mean like, less than a day. So that was my biggest flaw, the characters just didn't seem very real to me. So all of that being said, there is something about Laymon's writing that make you have to keep reading. It's just compelling, and you HAVE to know what happens next. Even with the flaws I mentioned, I was still engrossed in this one and read it quickly.
AND I'll be finishing the series out as well. So basically, if you've read Laymon and like this work, you'll like this one. If you're new to Laymon, he may not be your cup of tea, but you could say that about any author. This does contain graphic violence, sex, rape, and just overall creepiness. Be warned, but you'll probably like this one anyway. View 1 comment.
Friday Night in Beast House (Beast House Chronicles, Book 4) by Richard Laymon | Waterstones
I just started reading Laymon this past year. I have only read 3 books, but this is by far my favorite of what I have read. The story was compelling. The characters were interesting. There were plenty of bad guys to hate, and several good guys to root for. I liked the mythology behind the Beast House.
I wish I had read the Cellar first, but I wasn't able to find a copy locally. The story was plenty creepy and also exciting. The beast was unique and the book was not like others I have read. Defin I just started reading Laymon this past year. Definitely recommend this one. Some folks say that the best things in life are free. Others may contend that if it's free, well, it's just too good to be true. For me, Richard Laymon books fall somewheres in between that fine line.
This was my sixth Richard Laymon book, and it didn't disappoint. I like the fact that this is actually the second book in a four book series The Beast House Chronicles and it really stands pretty well on its own two feet.
I picked up Friday Night At Beast House as well; it's a novella of sorts, but I don't think it was released until much later. Anyway, back to the subject at hand: Beast House, yes, a good little slimy, creepy, heebie jeebie, slightly sleazy, very campy little nugget of juicy tenderness. I love the fact that Laymon can make even the most overly used cliches seem new to the reader.
I knew exactly what was coming, yet I didn't. Sure, stock characters are going to get themselves in over their heads in a creeepy town with a history of people who 'just go missing'. And yes, everyone's gonna go into this demonic, evil house at night when they know they shouldn't. Some folks are gonna get themselves impaled. Mmm hmm. And there's gonna be a family of weirdos who perpetuate this tawdry, lusty malevolence.
But I still want to know what happens. How exactly does it happen? Please tell me Mr. Laymon, I really need to know how this all plays out. I am a willing participant in your wonderfully deranged little world. You see, us horror fans are tied together by a twisted sense of morbid curiosity. I can't quit looking at the car wreck that is horror. I love fear. I love to be scared, and although this book wasn't as scary as other Laymon books, it was horrific enough to keep me turning the page.
I wanted to know how bad the carnage was going to be. Okay, so if you get the time doesn't take long at all go and get yourself a copy of Beast House, make a bowl of popcorn, grab yourself a soda-pop and enjoy the show. Oh yeah, my favorite part was the wax museum murder show a al Madame Teusade. Jan 09, Rob Damon rated it liked it. Uprated this to 3 stars after a re-read Two librarians and two ex-marines kick ass with the beast at The Beast House!!!!
The first line in this book made me laugh out loud. That one line reveals the caliber of the book. The story unfolds well, the writing was ok, and this author seems to like throwing in Uprated this to 3 stars after a re-read The story unfolds well, the writing was ok, and this author seems to like throwing in the odd sexual moments for the characters which seems to do little but sauce things up. It was a typical 80's trashy horror read with blood and sex and characters you could envisage in any episode of Dallas or Dynasty.
View all 6 comments. Mar 04, Danae Samson added it Recommends it for: My worst enemy. Holy cow, this book was terrible! I thought I would try a new horror author not King, Koonz or one of the classics, somebody new, somebody I had never read before and it will probably be awhile before I deviate from the familiar faces again. Laymon's writing is super corny and he manages to employ every cliche known to man.
I gave him pages and then I had to put it down. So incredibly bad. Aug 09, Chelsea rated it liked it. I liked the fact you found out what happen to the people from the first book. Also liked finding out more about the beasts background. With that being the all out story it's self was odd and a fast read I just didn't like it as much as the first. Far too much exposition and far too little action, but I appreciated his commitment to keeping me up to date on the status of everybody's rump.
Jun 16, Johanna rated it it was ok. Maggie Klutch is still conducting the Beast House tour, with no mention of the recent disappearances.