Books by Richard Laymon

ONCE UPON A HALLOWEEN by Richard Laymon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"The Master of Yuck wades through gore to give us a Halloween to remember."
Laymon's boundlessly vulgar novels (Quake, 1995; Come Out Tonight, 1999, etc.) enjoy rape, murder, skinning people alive, making you sick to your stomach for reading such dreck, and always slide in slime toward a big sweet hell of orgasm and pain. Read full book review >
QUAKE by Richard Laymon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1995

"A poor disaster epic whose vulturous vulgarity cramps all possible scope."
A big one on the Richter scale, but not the big one expected along the San Andreas Fault, hits Los Angeles and definitely strips Angelenos of their morals. Read full book review >
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"And next time, with luck, will."
At their best, Laymon's cackling horrors (The Stake, 1991; Night Visions 7, 1989) are the nastiest around—sleek, black- humored, skirting (if not slipping over) the edge of pornoviolence. Read full book review >
MIDNIGHT'S LAIR by Richard Laymon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Maybe, but even Laymon's juggernaut prose can't redeem this off-putting exercise in depravity, which is as sordid as they come."
Though hard-boiled horror-writer Laymon has enjoyed a brisk career in mass-market and the occasional hardcover (The Stake, 1991, etc.), this stomach-churning mix of cannibalism and sexual sadism is Laymon at his pornoviolent worst—without the irony or manic glee that lifts most of his work above pulp. Read full book review >
THE STAKE by Richard Laymon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 1991

"Spooky, sexy, and lots of nasty fun."
Laymon's first hard-cover since his first book (The Cellar, 1980, not reviewed)—and a fine return it is as this high- spirited, prolific horror writer weighs in with a typically brisk and black-humored yarn about what a fellow horror author and his pals do when they find the stake of the title—embedded in a mummified corpse. Read full book review >