Book Reviews of To Wake The Dead (aka Amara)

To Wake The Dead (aka Amara)
To Wake The Dead - aka Amara
Author: Richard Laymon
ISBN-13: 9780843954685
ISBN-10: 084395468X
Publication Date: 11/2/2004
Pages: 386
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 54 ratings
Publisher: Leisure Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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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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Carnivorous Mummies going wild, it's a gas!
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Another great horror story by Richard Laymond. This time an ancient mummy returns to life.
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Scary eye-candy, a page turner.
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If you are a Laymon fan you will love this book
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An Egyptian mummy with long red hair that rises from the dead and kills. Good suspense - you pretty much can't go wrong with Laymon books.
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Definitely Laymon fan written.
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A 4,000 year dead mummy walks...and kills. Good scary stuff here!
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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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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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Richard Laymon is one of my guilty pleasures. His novels are for the most part ridiculous and are always filled with lots of sex and gore, but I can't help turning the pages when I get into one of his gore-fests! This one was typical Laymon, but was a little more ambitious in some ways. In this one, Laymon structures his novel with multiple storylines that all come together at the end. The stories are really varied but they all seem to suck you in. First there is a museum curator and her boyfriend who happens to be a cop dealing with apparent burglaries at the museum; then there is the focal point of the story, a mindless mummy named Amara who is wrecking havoc across nearby neighborhoods looking for infants and tearing out throats; there's a story filled with sex about a teenage boy who is kidnapped and finds himself in a cage where he and other captives must perform various sex acts or end up with their throats slit; then there's a rich blind girl who is wishing for love and hangs out on the roof of her dead father's mansion; and there's three teenage runaways from North Carolina who are running from an abusive stepfather and who must deal with a range of predators in California. In the middle of the novel, Laymon tells the story of how Amara was discovered in Egypt in the 1920s and why she walks after death. And of course, Laymon throws in some kinky sex with a pair of deaf-mute twins as part of the 1920s narrative. Like I say, typical Laymon! Laymon passed away a few years ago and there are still quite a few of his books that I haven't read so I'm sure I'll be reading more.