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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Review: Blood Games

Blood Games Blood Games by Richard Laymon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Review of BLOOD GAMES by Richard Laymon

Another outstanding novel by a Master of Horror, BLOOD GAMES focuses on five close-knit female friends, who met unexpectedly in college (the story of their meeting is hilarious), and since graduation have committed to spend one week together each year, on an “adventure” chosen by one of them (takin turns). This particular year, Helen chooses the Totem Pole Lodge, a long-abandoned Vermont resort. Helen is a lifelong horror fan, but she doesn't reveal her rationale for this choice until after the five women have arrived and tried to settle in.

As he did with NIGHT SHOW and DARKNESS, COME TELL US, Mr. Laymon wonderfully blends the potentially Supernatural with an encroaching human evil and provides monsters-in-human-form who will chill the blood of almost any reader (and likely bring on nightmares as well.)

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