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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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Review of The Travelling Vampire show - Richard Laymon

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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 isn’t half bad either. Dwight is a like a goody two shoes but he can’t resist going along with his friends plans, especiall ...

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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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REVENGE IS A DISH BEST SERVED OLD

Advantages: A great book in the mystery and thriller genre
Disadvantages: It`s the last Laymon book

“Revenge is always the weak pleasure of a little and narrow mind” It’s the summer of 68 and Leigh’s parents are at their wits end at her wayward behaviour, the final straw being her arrest at an anti Vietnam War rally. It seems nothing can stop her on ...

stuleg 16.06.2004 · Read full review
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Review of The Lake - Richard Laymon

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