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After Midnight

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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i was told about this book and couldn't wait to read it. once i started, i couldn't put it down and it kept me up until four in the morning. usually i stop reading a book after a would be climax to make the book last longer, but i couldn't with this one because it was j...
i was told about this book and couldn't wait to read it. once i started, i couldn't put it down and it kept me up until four in the morning. usually i stop reading a book after a would be climax to make the book last longer, but i couldn't with this one because it was just one thing after another. the main character just kept sinking herself in deeper and deeper. i liked this book so much that i've read four more times since!!

posted by Anonymous on October 23, 2007

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

terrible

this book was terrible, I mean if you enjoy a main character just babbling on about pointless stuff, and getting off track all the time from what she is talking about... then this is the book for you...

posted by Alydira on March 7, 2011

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  • Posted December 13, 2010

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    Pure Thriller Horror Without The Paranormal Angle

    Richard Laymon's "After Midnight" strives to be a page turning thriller. It nearly delivers. The action carries along at a high pace. The descriptions are gruesome. The main character, Alice, is very well developed. However, at times, there is too much description, too much character development and a lot over the top manic female thinking.
    I can appreciate Laymon's attempt at portraying an over-thinking, over-worried female mind. But I think the character goes overboard with that inner dialoge and I find myself pulled out of the story. Where emphasis is places on reading the psyce of the main character, other secondary characters seem to lack ample description. Many come and go before they can really seem important enough to be a part of the story.
    This is the first Laymon novel I have read. Granted, by others reviews, this is not one of his more beloved works. It was still a very good horror story. It contained one of the more gruesome murders I've ever read. Mostly, it's short points still don't make it a bad story.
    In the end it's not perfection but it's close enough for blood and gore. Like the best of the best horror flicks it's stays just ahead of the curve from making it too campy, yet brash enough to keep it a slasher story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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