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A Poor Epitaph

Advantages: The writing is taut and effecive, and several stand alone scenes are magnificent. The conclusion, had it been published as a stand alone novella, would have been wonderful.
Disadvantages: Nothing happens, and there is some nasty use of forced incest as a means to create a tawdry shock. Oh, and nothing happens.

Richard Laymon passed away on the 14th of February this year. My main reason for picking up 'The Travelling Vampire Show' was an act of commemoration - he was among the most prolific writers working in my genre. I really wanted to like this book, his la ...

RichardW 18.04.2001 ∑ Read full review
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BITE ME!

Advantages: It's a vampire novel
Disadvantages: Doesn't grab you - Not much story till the end

...Dwight, Rusty and Slim. Three typical teenagers - bored out of their minds during the summer holidays. Bored that is until the mysterious posters start appearing all over their sleepy American town. Over night the town is flooded with eerie posters advert ...

whoopidoo 20.12.2003 ∑ Read full review
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THE TRAVELLING VAMPIRE SHOW

Advantages: n/a
Disadvantages: lllllllllooooooooonnnnnnnnngggggggg

The Travelling Vampire Show By Richard Laymon is more or less what all his other books are, only not as good as the rest. But it isnít half bad either. Dwight is a like a goody two shoes but he canít resist going along with his friends plans, especiall ...

rose3000 22.05.2004 ∑ Read full review
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A very disappointing read

Advantages: Could have made a decent short story
Disadvantages: Everything about it

...I have always been a fan of Richard Laymon and have managed to collect all of his books. However, after my delight in the anticiaption of a new offering, I was completely disappointed. A complete anticlimax I'm afraid. Some of the scenes in this book were ...

angelwds 02.07.2001 ∑ Read full review
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Not Laymon's Best

Advantages: It's R Laymon! Koontz sums it up pretty well - "You will have a good time w/ anything he writes"
Disadvantages: Silly story, bad main character, and an anticlimactic ending.

The Cellar is one of those books which starts well, and then by the climax, the reader finds themselves thinking "Dear oh dear". I will begin this review by stating that the book has a pretty terrible ending, but don't worry, I won't spoil the ending (any ...

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