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Subject: Richard Laymon Binge
Date Posted: 7/8/2012 11:42 PM ET
Member Since: 11/18/2008
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I am really in the mood for a Laymon binge right now, and have a BUNCH I have not read. Is there anyone out there with a lot of Richard Laymon who would be willing to cut me a deal on a bulk order?  Let me know. Oh and while I am starting a Laymon topic, what is the favorite Laymon book, and your least favorite?

Mine?

Favorite: Body Rides

Least favorite: Darkness, Tell Us

Date Posted: 7/23/2012 8:19 PM ET
Member Since: 8/4/2007
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Sorry, I don't have any Laymon on my shelves, but my favorite book of his was the Traveling Vampire Show. 

I can't think of any particular book I didn't like.  What does bother me though is the whole female=(sometimes horny) victim/male=(always horny) pyschopath theme in just about every book of his.  I try to overlook it because he is an awesome suspense writer (most of his books I read straight through in 24 hours--just couldn't put em down!)  But, c'mon...how many people are so sexually driven? ( or maybe I'm just getting too old :) ) 

Date Posted: 7/23/2012 11:37 PM ET
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So, I can't totally disagree, and to be honest, I don't really have a problem with that, save that he doesn't write it well... When I was reading darkness tell us, it really read like a dirty old man attempting to write the mind of a teenager and not doing a great job.  I can remember asking myself what college student would be thinking these things, and then referring to her as a "gal." I think my mom said "gal"...  BUT no one does suspense like him either!

Date Posted: 7/24/2012 10:18 AM ET
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Lol..."gal" :)   I got the same impression.  The book Island is a good example of that.  A great story but so unbelievable that virtually every male turns out to be a rapist jerk who can't control his urges.   Yet I really enjoyed just about every book I've read by Laymon.  He was a great writer.

Date Posted: 8/11/2012 10:39 PM ET
Member Since: 7/24/2008
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after midnight and one rainy night were both great.

cuts was his least fav. that i've read.

Date Posted: 8/24/2012 4:04 PM ET
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just finished friday night at beast house , was really good. but super short

Subject: Richard Laymon
Date Posted: 9/12/2012 9:31 PM ET
Member Since: 7/27/2012
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I agree with you Heidi, I think he is one of the best. I just finished Dark Mountain, and it was great. It is posted to my bookshelf now. I have two more of his on order. 

Mary C ( granny59) Mo

Date Posted: 10/4/2012 11:10 PM ET
Member Since: 9/24/2012
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Favorite:  The Traveling Vampire Show (with In the Dark as an honorable mention)

 

least favorite:  tie b/t The Lake and Amara

Date Posted: 10/20/2012 10:15 PM ET
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I just posted some Laymon on my shelf. If you want 'em, let me know. We can probably do a deal.

Date Posted: 11/16/2012 11:07 PM ET
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Maya - your account's on hold. such a tease.