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Friday Night in the Beast House 

Friday Night in the Beast House (2001)
(The fourth book in the Beast House Chronicles series)
A novel by Richard Laymon

 
In February of this year, Laymon, then president of the Horror Writers Association, died of a heart attack at age 53. A few weeks ago, the last of his novels to be published before his death, The Traveling Vampire Show, won the HWA's Stoker Award for best novel of the year. Soon after Laymon died, Cemetery Dance, which issued that award winner, brought out Night in the Lonesome October. But it turns out that wasn't the last we'll see of Laymon, nor is this new, enjoyable short novel. The Beast House Chronicles, launched in 1979, made Laymon's reputation. This novella is the slightest of the series four entries, emotionally as well as in page length, but it features all the trademark Laymon touches. There's a horny teen protagonist, Mark, and a spooky adventure, as Mark accepts the dare of the girl of his wet dreams, Alison, that he help her sneak into Beast House, scene of several horrific murders during past decades and now a major tourist attraction in the small West Coast town where it stands. There are plenty of suspenseful and scary moments as Mark breaks into the Beast House and hides in the Beast Hole, and a particularly shocking twist at book's end. Above all, there's that inimitable Laymon style, the use of simple, strong sentences to construct, via extraordinarily vivid sensual detail, a narrative that envelops the reader in a moment by moment revelation of events in the service of a story that's terrific, nasty fun. All Laymon fans and anyone who likes horror served with a cackle are going to like this one.

Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

Genre: Horror
 
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Hardback Editions

May 2007 : Hardback
Title: Friday Night in Beast House
Author(s): Richard Laymon
ISBN: 0755337646 / 9780755337644 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon CA   Amazon UK   Amazon   

August 2001 : Hardback
Title: Friday Night in Beast House (Beast House Chronicles)
Author(s): Richard Laymon
ISBN: 1587670348 / 9781587670343 (USA edition)
Publisher: Cemetery Dance Publications
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

July 2013 : Paperback
Title: Friday Night in Beast House
Author(s): Richard Laymon
ISBN: 1477831142 / 9781477831144
Publisher: 47North
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

February 2010 : Mass Market Paperback
Title: Friday Night in Beast House
Author(s): Richard Laymon
ISBN: 0843961422 / 9780843961423 (USA edition)
Publisher: Leisure Books
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October 2007 : Paperback
Title: Friday Night in Beast House
Author(s): Richard Laymon
ISBN: 0755337654 / 9780755337651 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

March 2011 : Audio CD
Title: Friday Night in Beast House (Beast House Chronicles)
Author(s): Richard Laymon
ISBN: 1897304919 / 9781897304914 (Canada (English speaking) edition)
Publisher: Audio Realms
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon   Amazon CA   

November 2009 : MP3 CD
Title: Gonji: Red Blade from the East, Vol. 1
Author(s): Richard Laymon
ISBN: 1897331924 / 9781897331927 (Canada (English speaking) edition)
Publisher: Audio Realms
Availability: Amazon CA   Amazon   Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

April 2012 : Kindle edition
Title: Friday Night in Beast House
Author(s): Richard Laymon
ISBN: B007FS5TAG
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon UK   

February 2010 : Kindle edition
Title: Friday Night in Beast House (The Beast House Chronicles)
Author(s): Richard Laymon
ISBN: B005NWRG48
Publisher: Dorchester Publishing
Availability: Amazon   

February 2010 : Kindle edition
Title: Friday Night in Beast House (Beast House Chronicles)
Author(s): Richard Laymon
ISBN: B00390BEJO
Publisher: 47North
Availability: Amazon   

 


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