Richard Laymon

Richard Laymon (1947 - 2001) was one of America's foremost leading horror writers. His works include more than sixty short stories and more than thirty novels which have been translated into more than 16 languages. His novel Flesh was named Best Horror Novel of 1988 by Science Fiction Chronicle, and both Flesh and Funland were nominated for the Bram Stoker Award, as well as his collection A Good, Secret Place and his autobiography A Writer's Tale. In 2001, he won the Stoker Award posthumously for The Travelling Vampire Show. Laymon also published several works under the pseudonym Richard Kelly.

Richard Laymon

"No one writes like Laymon, and you're going to have a good time with anything he writes." - Dean Koontz.

"If you've missed Laymon, you've missed a treat." - Stephen King.

"In Laymon's book, blood doesn't so much drip drip as explode, splatter and coagulate. Its dynamic is described in salivating detail." - The Independent (UK).

"A brilliant writer." - Sunday Express (UK).

"A chilling horror story...electric...its lightheaded tone sets up some white-knuckle moments, and the ending is more than worthy of Laymon's buildup." - Publishers Weekly on The Stake.

"This author knows how to sock it to the reader" - The Times (UK).
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