Friday Night in Beast House Paperback – Oct 4 2007
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Top Customer Reviews
Set in fictional Malcasa Point, 'Friday Night in Beast House' begins with sixteen-year-old Mark sitting on the edge of his bed debating with himself whether or not to telephone Alison for a date. When he finally musters enough courage to do so she, to his surprise, acceptsï¿½on one condition: Mark has to get her inside Beast House the following night, after it closes.
From there the story plows ahead--to a somewhat unexpected conclusionï¿½in a straight and narrow path, with few side trips. Laymon, no prose stylist, seems almost in a rush to tell the tale before it opens razor-toothed jaws and swallows him whole. All in all, thatï¿½s not a bad thing as it allows the reader to focus his/her attention solely on the action and dialogue occurring within the pages, thus forsaking any chance of ennui setting inï¿½or even comfort.
While not a great book, I found 'Friday Night in Beast House' fun, fast-paced and perfectly suited for a little decadent, nightmarish escape after a hard days work.
I hope this book is not the shape of what is to come now Laymon is gone. As a great fan I would be severly disapointed.
By the time I finished this book (2 hours from cover to cover) I couldn't wait to leap back into the Beast House chronicles and start again with The Cellar.
If you're a Laymon fan, particularly a fan of the Beast House chronicles then you should give this book a go. If you've missed Laymon so far then I suggest you start at the beginning with The Cellar or one of his other great books.
This is a very short novel with very little character development. But there is Beast House, there are the typical Laymon horny teenagers and there is a "Beast". This book does not really cover the events of The Midnight Tour
but Laymon pulls off this fast paced thriller and puts an end to the legacy of Beast House.
Most recent customer reviews
I am a great Richard Laymon fan and have read almost everything he has written. What you are getting here is two novellas and unfortunately neither one is all that good of a read.Published on Feb. 14 2014 by Ed Duplissie
It's really too bad Laymon passed away. He really seemed to be hitting his stride. Although this is a "tamer" book than some expect from him, and it's a little short,... Read morePublished on May 29 2003
I think that this book was still in the process of being written when he died. Therefore i think someone else just put a quick end to it then they released it. Read morePublished on March 12 2003