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The Killing Kind by [Smith, Bryan]
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To the spoiled rich kids on spring break the rented beach house seemed like the perfect setting for partying, drinking and general fooling around. The neighbors wouldn't be able to hear their music. But the unhinged killers about to crash the party think the house is perfect too--the neighbors won't be able to hear the screams. And there will be much more blood flowing than booze. One by one as the night of terror wears on, the college friends will learn the gruesome results of meeting a very different kind of people...The Killing Kind.

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  • File Size: 733 KB
  • Print Length: 338 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0843963565
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Bitter Ale Press (August 1, 2012)
  • Publication Date: August 1, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008RSCO1U
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By Paul Legerski VINE VOICE on June 28, 2010
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If you read my review for Bryan's last masterpiece, DEPRAVED, you might remember I mentioned this book. THE KILLING KIND is the best book Bryan Smith has written...period! Characters that come off the page full of life (unless they are being brutally killed), dialogue that is true to the character speaking...and a plot that will keep you up for one long begining to end reading session.
I don't want to say anything about the plot because it really does unfold in shocking ways. Let's just say that Bryan doesn't leave a lot of living bodies in his wake. Yes, it is a pretty bleak novel. But it is well worth the price. Another great piece of horror literature from one of the best. Buy it...read it...reread it. It is THAT good.
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Bryan Smith writes hard-core, grind-house horror at its bloody best. If you like your horror extreme (and I do), Smith is one of the must-read authors. "The Killing Kind" is about a psycho killer Goth chick named Roxie who kidnaps an all-American guy and forces him to drive her hundreds of miles to Myrtle Beach, where she plans to slaughter a group of college guys and girls for teasing her at a strip mall. Roxie is a stone-cold killer who's not averse to shooting everybody in a random car that pisses her off. Smith's college victims are not exactly sympathetic types either, using sex, drugs and alcohol to fuel their fun or to cheat on their girl/boy friends. Add to the plot an escaped mental patient who hears a voice telling him to kill people plus another girl with Roxie-like tendencies, and you have a riveting grind-house horror ride. The tone is reminiscent of the reckless glee shown by the Firefly family in Rob Zombie's "The Devil's Rejects," but Smith's novel features more twists and turns, particularly with the behavior of the so-called victims. There are no good guys/girls in "The Killing Kind." Just the people who survive and the people who get killed.
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I felt like I should get down on my knees and pray for my twisted soul after reading 'The Killing Kind' by Bryan Smith, and I'm not the least bit religious. That's just how disturbed I was while reading. Not just because of WHAT I was reading, but the fact that I was enjoying it so much.

It has two main converging plotlines. The first is about a group of spoiled rich kids on their way to Myrtle Beach for a week of partying while on spring break. The second is about Roxie, a super-sexy goth chick who also happens to be a psycho serial killer. She wants to get even with the preppy rich kids who were mean to her at the mall, and she knows where they are headed. Twenty-something slacker Rob has no idea what he's in for when he gets carjacked by Roxie and told to follow the van full of teens. Needless to say, it's one twisted roadtrip.

Now, I read fiction in general to feel some kind of emotion, and I read horror to feel scared and/or disturbed. Well, 'The Killing Kind' kept me absolutely mortified the entire time I was reading it, and yet it was impossible to put down. Bryan Smith really sucks the reader in by making you care about the characters, so it's all the more horrific when the "bad stuff" happens. And it WILL happen. It's like watching a car crash, you just can't look away.

After "Soultaker," Depraved," and now this, I am now a Bryan Smith fan for life. Many have called him "the heir to Richard Laymon." He's not. Some other writer will one day become "the heir to Bryan Smith." Seriously. He's THAT good. Any self-respecting fan of the extreme horror of Laymon, Lee, and Ketchum owes it to his or herself to read 'The Killing Kind,' and proceed to be enlightened, and horrified.
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Wow! The characters are interesting, the pace is well, the 3 story lines are well written! I really don't have any cons about this novel. Its the first novel I have read by the author and i think I step onto one of his best.This book is very violent, it also has in one of the story lines a love relationship thing and it's played out swell along with the violence. You may be thinking how is that possible? Well either buy the novel and find out your self or borrow it from your friend. (I say buy it!)
Poor Zeb didn't get to bang that chick he wanted so badly! lol sorry for the minor spoiler. I will for now on not stare at a hot chick when getting gas at the gas station. You might be getting into something you never saw coming. I will also not pick at someone for looking different. I will also choose carefully who my babysitter is.

With that said, you folks enjoy this novel!
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By LC on September 25, 2013
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I had a pretty good idea of the story's premise before I purchased it, and I couldn't wait to dig in. I thought the climax of the story would happen sooner in the story, and was pleasantly surprised when it didn't. I'm a big fan of Blake Crouch's "Lucy" character, and saw a lot of her in one of the characters (don't want to spoil anything). As much as I liked "Lucy", I have to admit that Roxie has taken the crown of "Baddest of the Bad Girls". I hope this isn't the last we see of Roxie!
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I loved this book and fell in love with the psycho killer. The main character steals the show. This female would have the most powerful males in the world doing whatever she asked. It was a bloody thrill ride for me. I started reading the second book as soon as I finished this one.
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