The Beast House

The Beast House If you ve missed Laymon you ve missed a treat Stephen KingBestselling author Gorman Hardy is looking for ideas for his next novel Tyler is bored and together with her friend Nora they are looking fo

  • Title: The Beast House
  • Author: Richard Laymon
  • ISBN: 9780747247814
  • Page: 102
  • Format: Paperback
  • If you ve missed Laymon, you ve missed a treat Stephen KingBestselling author Gorman Hardy is looking for ideas for his next novel Tyler is bored and together with her friend Nora, they are looking for some excitement Maybe Malcasa Point can provide both Or maybe it will kill them all

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    1. Well, at least it was an improvement on 'The Cellar' which was truly awful. Mind you, it's still very 'Laymon' by which I mean it's like a 14-15 boy wild on hormones got hold of his first word processor and started banging out his wildest sexual fantasies. Characters are once again paper thin and fall in 'love' in an instant. by which I mean screw each others brains out, irregardless of what was happening 5 minutes before hand. More misogyny and (attempted) rape. More idiocy from the characters [...]

    2. Really enjoyed the second installment. It was much more fleshed out and the ending was satisfying. I'll definitely be reading more from this author.

    3. After thoroughly enjoying "The Cellar" I couldn't wait to get my hands on its sequel and it was a good read but too short in my opinion. The one thing I adore about Laymon, other than the crazy scenarios and large amounts of cringing gore is the character development. He spend a lot of time making me believe in all the new and old characters in this story and then took the last hundred pages making me sweat because their lives were always in danger.The Kutch house and The Beast house still stand [...]

    4. Hadn't read me a Laymon in a while Good to know you can always turn top an old friend. That said, I've read the Cellar and the Midnight Tour, now I've finally read the one in the middle!BEAST HOUSE reminded me why I love Laymon so much. He's able to pull you right in with really believable characters. Although, some of the things that take place in this one–like the strange roadside attack from the guy in the truck–were a little foolish. Still, you accept a few ounces of madness when you pic [...]

    5. Time for another snack! I found this on the Friends of the Library bookshelf at Millwood when I picked up Deafening. (Now, having read it) And what a terrible snack it was, like knowing you'll feel ill and vaguely guilty when you're done, but eating a whole bag of potato chips anyway. Think low-budget, late-night, Sci-Fi Channel creature-horror movie in book form. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone who wasn't hung over and bored on an airplane returning home from a trip to Las Vegas.

    6. Overall - 4.5 starsStory - 4 starsNarration - n/a starsScare Factor - 2 starsA typical '70s horror novel. You got some guys and gals, a lowlife dirtbag, a romance, and a monster and there you have it!Books of this type aren't fine literature, and they may never have been on the NYT best seller list, but I enjoy them anyway! :p

    7. Реална оценка 3.5. Ако махнем първите 200 стр и оставим само следващите, то книгата безпроблемно скача на 5 звезди, но уви пълнежа беше повече спрямо първата книга от поредицата.

    8. Read The Cellar based on my husband's raving recommendation and thought it was really cheesy but I am a nitpicky crab. My husband, who is much nicer a person than I, says they get better as the series continues but we'll see . . .I'm going to read this in December for Jare's2009 Spills & Chills Release Challengeover at bookcrossing. This month the theme is monsters.Laymon is hit or miss for me. The Traveling Vampire Showis one of my favorite books despite the fact that nothing all that excit [...]

    9. I thought I'd give this book a try as I was wanting something newwell that quickly bit me in the rear. This is one of the worst books I've ever had the misfortune of reading and I'll be sure to steer clear of this 'author' in the future. I forced myself to finish it then promptly set it out as 'free' in the hall of my apartment building. Possibly someone might enjoy it, or maybe get some lining for a hamster cage out of it.

    10. First off, let me say this is a good read. Gruesome and horrible, but a good read, and without giving away too much, it has a happier ending than you usually get from Laymon. Take that as you like, depending on how much Laymon you've read.Now, I did have a few issues with this one, mostly the same issues I had with the first book in the series, The Cellar. Laymon's characters, at least in the books I've read, are almost all Id, in the Freudian sense. They just seemed to be all emotion with very [...]

    11. Some folks say that the best things in life are free. Others may contend that if it's free, well, it's just too good to be true. For me, Richard Laymon books fall somewheres in between that fine line. I paid $3.20 for Beast House. This was my sixth Richard Laymon book, and it didn't disappoint. I like the fact that this is actually the second book in a four book series (The Beast House Chronicles) and it really stands pretty well on its own two feet. I picked up Friday Night At Beast House as we [...]

    12. Uprated this to 3 stars after a re-readTwo librarians and two ex-marines kick ass with the beast at The Beast House!!!! LOLFor horror 8/10for characters 7/10for believability 2/10for entertainment value 10/10Another teenage read that I remember. The first line in this book made me laugh out loud. Some woman was telling her friend that she needed a good "f*ing". That one line reveals the caliber of the book. The story unfolds well, the writing was ok, and this author seems to like throwing in the [...]

    13. Holy cow, this book was terrible! I thought I would try a new horror author (not King, Koonz or one of the classics, somebody new, somebody I had never read before)and it will probably be awhile before I deviate from the familiar faces again. Laymon's writing is super corny and he manages to employ every cliche known to man. I gave him 200 pages and then I had to put it down. So incredibly bad.

    14. I liked the fact you found out what happen to the people from the first book .Also liked finding out more about the beasts background. With that being the all out story it's self was odd and a fast read I just didn't like it as much as the first.

    15. Far too much exposition and far too little action, but I appreciated his commitment to keeping me up to date on the status of everybody's rump.

    16. THE CELLAR is the first of Laymon's Beast House chronicles and was first of his novels that I ever read. THE BEAST HOUSE is in both respects the second. I liked THE CELLAR but I *really* liked THE BEAST HOUSE. Laymon is, in my opinion, a much better writer than Stephen King. King is great at establishing an immersive sense of time and place but he does it at the expense of good pacing. Laymon, by contrast, keeps it sparse and tells his story at a terrific pace. He doesn't waste a word. In the fi [...]

    17. I was disappointed to find out after I was well into THE BEAST HOUSE, that it was the second in a three part trilogy based on Beast House. The first, called, THE CELLAR, tells the story of how Donna and Sandy came to be there. The third, called THE MIDNIGHT TOUR, tells what happens to Sandy, her brood, and the Beast House.It worked well as a stand alone novel. Laymon is not much on character development. Tyler, Nora, Abe, and Jack, are really developed only as much as needed to propel the story. [...]

    18. So, I think at this point, it’s fair to say, Richard Laymon does not understand women. Beast House, the sequel to The Cellar, picks up shortly after the events of the first book and follows two women, Tyler and Nora as they look up Tyler’s old boyfriend in the small town of Malcasa Point. Along the way, they run afoul of a guy in a pickup truck that tries to rape them. Oh, by the way, just like The Cellar, this book is all about the rape. Anyways, they are about to end up in a bad spot when [...]

    19. "Tacky, tacky," is how one of Laymon's characters describes the Beast House wax museum--a description that happens to apply to the novel itself. Even if you enjoy this book, you probably wouldn't want to admit it to anyoneE BEAST HOUSE reads like the kind of blood-soaked B-movie drive-in fare Hollywood offered back in the 70's. In other words, don't expect anything in the way of artistry or good taste. The writing is straight out of a pulp magazine, and the characters' behavior is even more illo [...]

    20. So this is book two in The Beast House Chronicles. As always when there are two or more books I try to consider whether they stand up well on their own. In this case the main players from the first book are barely a footnote so yeah, there is no missing out on any important character developments. Sadly what is also missing is Laymon's usual ability to make you cringe. I've read many apt descriptions of Laymon, "Like Stephen King, without a conscience" and "dirty old man" I guess you just can't [...]

    21. I really enjoyed the book. You get a lot more detail of the beast, and how they came to be. You get more of the story of Maggie's involvement in the Beast House. I had a tough time putting the book down because I just found myself wanting to know what happens next. Initially, the first half of the book, you don't really learn the fate of the characters from the previous book in which you're just left hanging. But, well after half way through the book, it starts coming back to them, which was kin [...]

    22. This is the second Laymon book I've read, and again I was struck with the same issues. The writing is great, the characterisation is great and the ideas are interesting. But throughout it all are sex and relationship subplots that you'd expect were written by a 15 year old boy. It verges on the ridiculous and kinda spoils the whole experience. How can Laymon be such a competent writer, but include such puerile and hokey teenage wet dream stuff? But otherwise this is an entertaining horror novel, [...]

    23. I'm at a loss with this review because this book was in a way so bad it was good! It has a lot of needless violence and sex and points where it was like a mix of horror and porn. It was a mindless guilty pleasure to read, and I do feel guilty for admitting that I read it and remained entertained. The writing style is not great by any means but the cover kind of tells that you won't be reading the Grapes of Wrath. If you are looking for some good nonsense to read I would recommend this book.

    24. Pretty average as far as I am concerned.I read back through several of the other reviews and they ran the gamut from "Richard Laymon is the second coming of Christ" to "this book sucks, nothing but pornography and gratuitous sex". Well, it was neither.Just a pretty average horror novel.

    25. So this was a weird one. I enjoyed it but much in the same way I enjoy a really bad horror film. It's gory and cheesy and doesn't treat a lot of issues with the respect they deserve but it's a sleazy good time. It's shlocky horror so I guess you can't expected anything to be done with a lot of respect. So I will say if books that touch on rape and abuse disturb you I would stay clear of this one. But as a horror fan I enjoyed this one. I can't say I loved it and a lot of parts had be rolling my [...]

    26. This was a fast read for me. I enjoyed the characters and the direction Laymon chose to to take this story. Intriguing. I thought it was better than the first book, the cellar, and I can't wait to read the next book in the series.

    27. An entertaining book but, like the first one 'the cellar' the characters decision making is still very unrealistic & you can't help but feel disconnect from the story for that very reason.

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