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To Wake The Dead (aka Amara)
To Wake The Dead - aka Amara
Author: Richard Laymon
Also published as Amara — An ancient beauty . . . — Amara was once the Princess of Egypt, the beautiful wife of Mentuhotep the First. Now, 4000 years later, she and her coffin are merely prized exhibits of the Charles Ward museum. Her lovely face and strong, young body are no more. If you were to look at her today you would see only a brittle bund...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780843954685
ISBN-10: 084395468X
Publication Date: 11/2/2004
Pages: 386
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 54 ratings
Publisher: Leisure Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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One of his most imaginative works yet!! Interesting concept and the usual excellent visuals.
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I've read every book by Richard Laymon that I could lay my hands on(or could afford) and can honestly say that he is my favorite author. This happens to be about Amara,beautiful Princess of Egypt. Now, 4000 years later,she and her coffin are nothing but prized exhibits in a Museum. But her mummy's coffin is open and Amara is again free to stalk her prey, to kill, to satisfy her bloodlust. And,you can't kill what is already dead!
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At first glance,"To Wake the Dead" seems to be just another tired retelling of "The Mummy" or one of it's endless incarnations. I was actually a bit disappointed, thinking this was below Lamon.
However a couple of intriguing back stories with kicker twists kept me reading.
All in all, this is a pretty good book but not necessarily one of Lamon's best. The plot is a bit jaded and the tie-in to the backstories is a little weak but it is worth the reading.
As usual with Richard Lamon, there is plenty of gratuitous graphic splatter and a hammer-down writing style which is just what you expect from this author. If you like Lamon, you will probably like this book.
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rating: 4 of 5 stars
Excellent Laymon read for Horror month. This book had a lot of typical Laymon-- sex, gore, etc.

It was almost like reading two separate books as there were two different story lines that we were following. One was the story of the mummy Amara and her rise and killing rampage from the dead. The other was totally different with characters being captured, caged and used as sex slaves.

The two story lines do converge at the end and although there were a couple of things left unanswered the book was worth the read. If you can handle Laymon.
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A 4,000 year dead mummy walks...and kills. Good scary stuff here!