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by Richard Laymon
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Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it 1 year ago
As I was listening to this, I came to realize that I've read it before. A few things, like the name Julian Striker and one of the character's sisters rang a bell with me. Other than that, because I have a mind like a steel sieve, the rest of the story seemed new, so I went with it. Now that's it ove...
isanythingopen rated it 1 year ago
3 best friends spend the day trying to figure out how to get in to see the female vampire in a traveling side show. They spend the day freaking out over weird happenings. Things get weirder when they get to the show. I don't think the sister-in-law, Lee, was very realistically written, even cons...
Lornographic Material
Lornographic Material rated it 5 years ago
Normally I would delete my old review and write another one, but my previous review is so epically bad that I want to show myself how far I’ve come not only as a writer but as a critic as well. (Wow… that sounded pompous as fuck. I mean, I know I’m awesome, but that shit’s uncalled for.) Anyfuck, if...
Bark at the Ghouls
Bark at the Ghouls rated it 6 years ago
On sale today, 9/30/14, I've read a few Laymon novels with varying levels of enjoyment. Resurrection Dreams I enjoyed for its gory over-the-top fun but I just couldn't get into Flesh or Funland.Despite its title this book is not about vampires. It's about three 16 year old friends and their fas...
Reaper's Harvest Horror
Reaper's Harvest Horror rated it 6 years ago
Although not necessarily what I had expected, I can appreciate the great story that unfolds in The Traveling Vampire Show. Laymon has an amazing ability to create characters and dialogue that are so good they are almost entrancing. I did expect more vampire and less coming of age story so I feel a l...
LaytonReads rated it 6 years ago
Slim is awesomeRusty is nasty and crudeRichard Laymon was a fucking pervertI'm pretty sure about that too
Xdyj's books
Xdyj's books rated it 7 years ago
Laymon's descriptive language is good in this book, however I'm not sure if it's successful as horror fiction as I don't find much horror in it.
Lornographic Material
Lornographic Material rated it 8 years ago
This is, by far, Laymon's best work. I have read EVERYTHING the man ever wrote before he died in 2001. Next to Stephen King, no one has played a bigger role in molding me into the writer I have become. Laymon is not for everyone. He's a minimalist, never verbose, and can drum up a shock a minute whi...
spocksbro rated it 9 years ago
Coming down from reading All Men Are Mortal, I needed a brain breather and Laymon's The Traveling Vampire Show nicely fitted the bill.Laymon does two things very well: (1) He powerfully invokes the "horror" of being a teen-age boy. If you're a man and not squirming at being reminded of all the awkwa...
Danielle's Reading Adventures
Danielle's Reading Adventures rated it 11 years ago
I must say this is the most unusual coming of age story I've ever read. It's also a different twist on vampires, and one of those books where you're never quite sure what actually was going on. This one is pretty gory, but enjoyable. Although the main characters are all kids, this one is not a go...
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