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Product Details

  • Paperback: 172 pages
  • Publisher: Univ Editions (September 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1560026375
  • ISBN-13: 978-1560026372
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,802,096 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Steven Walker has approximately 1,500 published credits to his name. He was born in Heidelberg, Germany and started freelancing professionally in 1989, beginning mostly with short horror fiction pieces for small press publications. In 1996, Walker had his first horror novel, Desmodus, published. Shortly after that, he opened up the Quakertown, PA chapter of Active Voice International, and was pivotal in the creation of The Writers Room of Bucks County and Bucks County Writer magazine. Walker founded the Lehigh Valley Writers Academy in 2001. He worked as a reporter/photographer for The Morning Call newspaper (a division of The Tribune Company) for three years. He has had nonfiction pieces published in newspapers and magazines and has received several awards for his macabre style of poetry. His book, Blood Trail (2005) is a true-crime story about a confessed serial killer from Indiana. It has been so well accepted that it was listed as an available textbook for criminal justice courses at the University of Indiana and at IVY Tech Community College in Evansville, Indiana. Due to its unprecedented popularity, it has been re-released as of June 2009. His later true-crime book, Predator, is a culmination of a year of research into the life and crimes of serial killer, Timothy Krajcir. Visit www.steven-walker.com for more information, videos about the investigation and a calendar of book signing engagements and events. Most recently, Walker has returned to his first love of horror fiction with the release of his latest novel, Hell And Back.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 28, 1997
Format: Paperback
Desmodus is a classic. Walker is going to be the king of the horror genre.

The first chapter was a little slow, unless you enjoy reading old classic styles of greats like Poe or Shakespeare.

After that, I couldn't put it down. The characters come alive and Walker's descriptive style makes the setting easy to visualize.

The only noticeable drawback was the evidence of several gramatical errors but the action is so intense that it is hardly noticeable.

At times, Desmodus can be brutally graphic and at other spots, as erotic as a romance novel. I never heard of the author before,

but I'll definitely be looking for more of his work. This is horror that can actually scare the reader
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 3, 1998
Format: Paperback
Desmodus starts off with a vivid description of Bogg's world as it has become narrowly focused on sound. In the first pages the author creates a sense of impending terror. This is horror at its best, delightfully gruesome, definitely not for the faint of heart. As the book advances, the reader is caught up in the mysteryof what is really going on. Who is this man Bogg and what is his connection to Desmodus? The reader almost aches with Bogg as he metamorphises into something other than human, yet there is fear too for what he is becoming.
Walker creates a world for the reader, oneof a species unlike any that has ever been imagined. He manages to weave history into the story so skillfully, the reader believes in these fantastical, vampire-like creatures but is not quite certain why.
Walker manages to draw you into this story until you are rooting for the people fighting against these evil forces and sitting on the edge of your seat to see what will happen next. The conclusion is satisfactory but realistic and makes you wonder what this rising new author has in store for us next.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By EvilolivE on March 4, 2010
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Desmodus is a wonderful book. A nice change from the sniveling, romantic vampire stories that the market seems flooded with currently. Desmodus is violent, gorey, and frightening. I'm looking forward to the sequels!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 29, 1997
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What a great story! I'm looking forward to a sequel. Sex and violence in a gothic style that can't be beat. A combination of Poe and Playboy wrapped into one. Bravo!
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