- Mass Market Paperback: 504 pages
- Publisher: Leisure Books (March 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0843949783
- ISBN-13: 978-0843949780
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 4.7 x 1.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 309 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,394,099 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Island Mass Market Paperback – March, 2002
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About the Author
Richard Laymon was born in Chicago in 1947 and grew up in California. Four of his books have been shortlisted for the Bram Stoker Award, which he won in 2001 with THE TRAVELLING VAMPIRE SHOW. Among his many acclaimed works of horror and suspense are THE STAKE, SAVAGE, AFTER MIDNIGHT and the four novels in the Beast House Chronicles: THE CELLAR, THE BEAST HOUSE, THE MIDNIGHT TOUR and FRIDAY NIGHT IN BEAST HOUSE. He died in February 2001. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top customer reviews
Many people seem to be disturbed by what goes through the main character's mind, but I found it refreshing that this kid actually wrote what he was thinking instead of what he wanted someone to see that he wrote. Most males under 30 think this way, Rupert just happens to be more self-aware and articulate than is typical. Though he does feel guilt, he doesn't shy away from his thoughts; he let's them flow. His only fault it is he's not very good at hiding what he's thinking, judging by others reactions to him.
Who's to say how people would act in this situation. The outcome of this book is certainly plausible in my opinion. Rupert probably would have turned out a normal kid had he not gone on this trip. But being thrust into an extreme situation can do extreme things to people. The people in this story didn't necessarily act noble or the way we wanted them to, but they were believable.
I don't really read much in this genre, but like a lot of the recent posters, I picked this up because it was advertised on my kindle for $2. I thoroughly enjoyed the escape this book offered. What a ride! Don't expect an over the top thriller. Enjoy it for what it is: a vivid adventure.
The main character is too stupid and makes way too many mistakes that no one would actually make that puts him and the girls in needless jeopardy and he is too easily manipulated by thelma.
I have to add...for the kindle version, every time it was supposed to say "corner", it said "comer".
I will summarize by quoting our protagonist from one of the lines in his journal. "It was like a car accident... only better."