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Subject: Richard Laymons The Beast House books
Date Posted: 1/4/2008 11:19 AM ET
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 I am trying to figure out which order the beast books go in,  The Midnight Tour, The Beast House, The Cellar.

Date Posted: 1/4/2008 1:03 PM ET
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The order is

 

1. The Cellar

2. The Beast House

3. The Midnight Tour

4. Friday Night at Beast House - (a very short novel/novella that was issued as a signed limited and trade 

                                                            hardcover only.  This is just an added on story set in the Beast House world,

                                                            and not REALLY part of the series).

 

--steve

Date Posted: 1/4/2008 2:20 PM ET
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Thats good, I didn't read them to much out of order, I still need to read the Beast House. I love a good twisted, scary, monster story, and who doesn't like a little erotica mixed in with all the darkness! If you have any suggestions based on this genre, let me know!

Date Posted: 1/4/2008 3:22 PM ET
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I'm not even sure that you need to read the books in order in any case, they just came out that way, and are referred to as books 1-3.  I have a lot of stuff that I can recommend to you, send me another PM when you get a chance.  For one to start off with, Body Rides by Richard Laymon is a good one to start with, and a personal favorite of mine.

 

--steve

Date Posted: 1/4/2008 4:38 PM ET
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Prey by Graham Masterton is another monster horror that comes to mind.

Also Off Season by Jack Ketchum

Date Posted: 3/10/2008 12:45 AM ET
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Prey by Graham Masterton is another monster horror that comes to mind.

I'll read anything by Masterton. Except his sex manuals.

*off to start a Masterton thread*

Date Posted: 3/10/2008 10:38 AM ET
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I really liked The Cellar.   I recently came across one of the original first printings and inside it was mentioned that it was his first book (and typed on an old manual typewriter).

Date Posted: 3/10/2008 10:57 AM ET
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I have the first printing as well.  I kept it, and just picked up the rereleases of the last two when they came out.  It is funny how thin it is compared to the Leisure rerelease, as they contain the same text.  It's amazing what font size can do, huh?  ;)

Date Posted: 3/14/2008 6:11 PM ET
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body rides was also my favorite as well

Iam curently reading Beast house as we speak

Date Posted: 3/15/2008 1:07 PM ET
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I have read Friday Night at Beast House and the Cellar.  I am planning to read them all through, once I finish reading the WL books that are on my TBR pile.

Date Posted: 3/25/2008 1:52 PM ET
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So far Ive read the celler and beast house

I havent goten friday night at beast house yet

Date Posted: 3/26/2008 10:17 AM ET
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I don't think I've even heard of Friday night at beast house, I had never even heard of laymon untill I found PBS, now I can't get enough!

Date Posted: 4/18/2008 6:29 PM ET
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If you like hardcore horror with some erotic goodies mixed in, check out Edward Lee.  In my opinion he is the leader in this type of genre.  The Messenger was awesome.

Date Posted: 5/8/2008 12:38 PM ET
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The Cellar is the first book and The Midnight Tour is the third book.

You don't HAVE to read them in order, but I'd recommend doing so because there are tiny details from the first book in the second book, and details from the first two in the third book and so on. The twists will make more sense if the books are read in order. I loved all three, I'm really trying to get my hands on Friday Night in Beast House without much luck so far.