He worked as a schoolteacher, a librarian, and a report writer for a law firm, and was the author of more than thirty acclaimed novels. Well, you must be a huge fan of Vampires then. And that's about it for the plus side. I really like the writing style, not to mention the very-charming characters. And I cannot recom This is the first Richard Laymon book that I read and the last he wrote before he died. I don't think this book is a world changing piece of literature, but it is a very entertaining read. According to the fliers, she is a gorgeous, stunning beauty.
For a good decade beginning in my teens, Richard Laymon was my go-to horror author. The group of teens focused on come across as warped and twisted by the end. And really, so much of the book just seemed unnecessary. We all know what opinions are like. The character development is engrossing and charming. Except, unlike that novella, there's little quaint or charming about Laymon's characters. And what can I say about Dwight,a hero worthy of Slim.
I actually read this book twice. So far, my favorite by him was and if you like your horror with humor, you might just love it. When they get to Lee's house, they find she is missing. The book won the Bram Stoker Award for Novel in 2000—and this has further added to my disappointment after finishing it. For a good decade beginning in my teens, Richard Laymon was my go-to horror author.
Because, in fact, the book doesn't have any vampires in it until the last couple pages. I do admit that some sequences did spook me out of my reading space, but these scares were minuscule compared to the banality that encompassed the remainder of the tale. A few things, like the name Julian Striker and one of the character's sisters rang a bell with me. Sooo much, at least a metric fuck-ton worth. What I didn't like continued : This entire book took place in one day, which was fine. It's time to admit an unpleasant truth. Of course in typical Laymon fashion the ending is filled with violence and no-one is safe from death in his books.
A fantastic read - highly recommended. Well, you must be a huge fan of Vampires then. To date, this has been my favorite of all of the Laymon novels I've read. Vampires really aren't my thing, but this was much more than a vampire story. Moreover, it is the last book he wrote before he died, and it won him the Bram Stoker award posthumously in 2001. What I liked: The beginning.
Their stupidity had me hoping they would all meet some gruesome ending. Laymon is not for everyone. Even if they're just hanging out grilling hamburgers, you are compelled to find out what happens next. A signed limited edition hardcover 1000 copies had the same production values as the hardcover and included a signature sheet. The Traveling Vampire Show is actually a fun coming-of-age story set in the early '60s. And then there was the non-stop boner talk.
Know that going in, and you should be fine. I enjoyed for its gory over-the-top fun but I just couldn't get into or. All over the rural town of Grandville, tacked to power poles and trees, taped to store windows, flyers have appeared announcing the one night only performance of The Travelling Vampire Show. The story revolves around 3 friends - Dwight who is the voice of the book , Rusty, and Slim who changes her name depending on her favorite book at the moment. Also on the minus side: Pretty much all the other characters were downright annoying.
And while not everything was explained, it somehow didn't bother me as much as it normally would. That being said, it did a very good job of keeping attention and making one actually like the characters. This is clearly a much loved book and it won the Bram Stoker Award the year it was published Really?!?! The ending was actually pretty bad ass. I am still giving it 3 stars because I like Laymon's writing style and his ability to not reveal everything right away this got annoying as I grew tired of teenagers talking dumb shit to each other and arguing about some other dumb shit. Lee was described as being a goddess and by that I mean she was smart, beautiful, had amazing body, and was just a giant tease to all those around her especially guys, no matter their age, and she is married. The novel's climax is the show itself, and here Laymon lets out the stops in typically ferocious fashion. Most of these separate threads come together toward the conclusion in a throw-it-all-at-the-wall-and-see-what-sticks kind of way that I found to be wholly unsatisfying.