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Subject: The Beast House series by Laymon-Confused.
Date Posted: 8/6/2010 3:23 PM ET
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I need help because I want to read these books in the correct order.  I understand this was supposed to be a trilogy, but there are more of them now.  PBS listed The Cellar as book one in the trilogy.  Another website has listed it as the last book in the trilogy.  Does anyone know the true order of this series?

Date Posted: 8/6/2010 8:17 PM ET
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the cellar

beast house

midnight tour

Date Posted: 8/6/2010 10:04 PM ET
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Thank you!  :0)

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Date Posted: 8/6/2010 10:20 PM ET
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Friday Night in Beast House is "book"4, although it's a novella.  It's another story set at the House, and isn't Laymon at his best :(

Date Posted: 8/7/2010 1:23 AM ET
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So is it just those 4 then?  I had heard that the one you mention  is in novella form because the publishers kind of scrounged it up after Laymon passed away, saying they found it in his works.  Have you heard anything like that?  Have you read One Rainy Night by Laymon?  I loved that one!

Date Posted: 8/7/2010 9:14 AM ET
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No, I'm pretty sure that it was in production when he passed.  There were 3 books that came out after he died, The Lake, Glory Bus( Into the Fire),  and Amara (To Wake the Dead).  I've heard The Lake is horrible, I don't recall hearing about Into the Fire, and I liked To Wake the Dead.  I really think that my favorite Laymon was Body Rides.

Date Posted: 8/7/2010 9:16 AM ET
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BTW the backup story to the Leisure release of Friday Night in Beast House, The Wilds, is a great story, and well worth it, even if the main story is eehhh.

Date Posted: 8/7/2010 5:20 PM ET
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Thanks Steven!  And hey, I have To Wake The Dead that you liked.  I'm looking forward to reading that.

Date Posted: 8/8/2010 10:06 AM ET
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Also should mention that Castaway by Brian Keene is supposed to be a tribute to and inspired by Laymon's Beast House series. 

Date Posted: 8/8/2010 2:27 PM ET
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Oh cool!  I didn't know that.  Thanks!