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Nice to have another fan Hack smile. I would love everyone to give the man a try he is probably my favourite. OTT? Yes. Brutal & Upfront? Oh hell yes! but dammit you cannot fault his passion. Just reading his stuff I can so much of his heart that he put into it big_smile

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Dark Mountain - damn witches curse, I finished reading the book and was like, ok seatbelt on...look both ways when crossing the street...helicoper overhead aw shit!!!

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COMPLAINT WARNING>>>>COMPLAINT WARNING>>>>

Kinda. More like a concern. I"m reading my first Laymon book (thanks BTK) titled The Woods Are Dark... and I'm finding the dialogue rather unbelievable.

Apart from that, it's a cool, brisk read -- he is dirty: fingers in twats and mouths on nipples -- but the dialogue..? Not buying it at the moment. Keeps taking me 'out' of the story.

Anyone else read this title?

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^^ Read the book and loved it. I do however think Laymon is an acquired taste. I love the attitude of his novels, the dialogue? Truth be told when I first read a novel of his, it did take me aback slightly I think it's either an hate or love thing. It's not the most free flowing consistently but I am at a point where I have fallen in love with every aspect of his novels.

But like I said OBS, acquired taste and since The Woods Are Dark was one of the earlier books it would pay to read a more recent one because as time as gone on, he has mellowed when it comes to the dialogue in how he goes about it.

Don't give up yet wink

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I ordered his something-something OCTOBER... Lonely Night of October?

It's a fat one at 400 some-odd pages. So, I haven't given up yet...

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Last week I pick up a battered copy of "The Cellar" at a used book store for $1.  I only bought it because I recognized the name from some other posts from BTK. 
Well, I am impressed.  This novel is a little dated, but it was a hot, crazy, weird and riveting read.  I am really looking forward to getting my hands on more of his work, what might you suggest in particular?
Look forward to your recommendations BTK!!

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The Stake, Woods are Dark, there's also a short compilation of novels called Out are the Lights, Funland, All Hallow's Eve, No Sanctuary is a particular favourite too. But any of those titles I'd also seek out and really glad you liked the novel LadyZ and are getting into him!

More fans *cackles* but nice to have another soul who is enjoying his novels. Really deserves more accolade smile

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Wow, that was fast!!:D

Thank you so much, I'm going shopping tomorrow!!!

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I never heard of the guy

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LadyZ wrote:

Wow, that was fast!!:D

Thank you so much, I'm going shopping tomorrow!!!

LOL you are welcome hun wink I really hope you embrace him and enjoy the novels. I allow kicks if one does not like the stories but I'm hoping you will big_smile

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I found Bite today, I'm addicted already, I prefer this one over The Cellar, now I need to do some SERIOUS shopping and pick up a few dozen more!!!

Thanks again, BTK, but is he currently still writing? Just curious...

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He passed away in 2001, I remember being saddened beyond anything, losing someone of such wonderful talent broke me and from what I have read any new books he managed to complete before he passed have since been published through his wife. Hope that helps hun smile

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Wasn’t familiar with him will check em out now

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BlackTequilaKiss wrote:

He passed away in 2001, I remember being saddened beyond anything, losing someone of such wonderful talent broke me and from what I have read any new books he managed to complete before he passed have since been published through his wife. Hope that helps hun smile

wow, that's really too bad.....:(:(:(

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It is. Above some many writers he was the one who inspired my love for blood and guts and really helped me incorporate that into any story I wrote. Always was a macabre inspiration to me but agree it is a shame what happened. For me there will def. be a gap in the writing world, just doesn't feel quite the same without him...

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I'm still staring at your avatar's ass, BTK.  You say somthing?  lol

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lol Not much but even if I was would you notice? tonguelol

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I'll get back to you.....  lol

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Laymon was awsome, I like his style of writing.
They reminded me of an 80s horror movie that never got made, I especialy liked Ressurection Dreams the first book of his I read or found rather.

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Nice to have another fan Dress wink and I agree, his writing is refreshingly upfront, not subtle just what you see, you get. I've read a lot of his books but my aim is to get every book ever done, quite the feat but I want my room to be Laymon entirely big_smile and I think there are so many Laymon books that could be made into great films, if someone would take the chance smile

Last edited by BlackTequilaKiss (2010-03-02 21:43:21)

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hrmm, that title sounds familiar......  You're just trying to give me a brain cramp, aren't you.  lol

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BlackTequilaKiss wrote:

Nice to have another fan Dress wink and I agree, his writing is refreshingly upfront, not subtle just what you see, you get. I've read a lot of his books but my aim is to get every book ever done, quite the feat but I want my room to be Laymon entirely big_smile and I think there are so many Laymon books that could be made into great films, if someone would take the chance smile

A Richard Laymon film thats an awsome idea, so long as they could stay true to the source material . . .sadly they usually do not.
That Laymon collection would be killer, I tried to track down a few of his books on ebay a while back, but I couldn't get anyone to ship the books to canada.
There should be some sort of collections for the fans, box sets or something.

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Dang, this book I'm reading right now is gooood. FLESH cool

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By Laymon?

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^^ wink Yep and still surprised this thread is doing well. There's more Laymon fans than I assumed which is a great. great! thing. big_smile