Beware

Beware

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by Richard Laymon
     
 

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Using ancient black magic, a dangerous, vindictive maniac is made all-powerful by his ability to become invisible. Raping and murdering his way around the States, he is biding his time before fulfilling his one desire—to get even with the high school belle who rejected him years before.

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Using ancient black magic, a dangerous, vindictive maniac is made all-powerful by his ability to become invisible. Raping and murdering his way around the States, he is biding his time before fulfilling his one desire—to get even with the high school belle who rejected him years before.

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ISBN-13:
9781477806241
Publisher:
47North
Publication date:
06/25/2013
Pages:
290
Sales rank:
876,392
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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Beware 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 46 reviews.
Kasia_S More than 1 year ago
This was one of the craziest books I have ever read, the sheer magnitude of fantasy driven plot and violet scenarios mixed with black magic and the usual Laymonesque inappropriate behavior made it for an entertaining read but it was the weakest from all his works so far. I am a huge fan so I will not pass up a chance to read anything by this gentle man who wrote crazy stories, my favorite so far has to be "Island" which I read when on a trip to Poland years ago, I left it there and had to get another copy, now that was an exquisite book but twice as big as this one. For a short and off the beaten path type of a tale, of a local reporter being chased by her high school stalker, who tangled up with some very bad people and turned invisible with their magic, well one can imagine what a horny[...] will do with this great power, and he sure does, with chuckles and horror, his tale is very interesting, to say the least. Laymon let the reins of his imagination flow and it showed, I never knew what to expect and it was a fun albeit gruesome at times read.

The book is quite short, I read it in a few hours but the ups and downs and the smooth dialogue guided it well into the ending which was excellent, I think it saved the book in my eyes into a 4 star rating, I would have otherwise have to give it 3, but somehow the end was tricky and very, very suspenseful, but little abrupt - maybe one can say explosive. Laymon's books pop out every few months even though he's no longer with us and they shock and thrill, they jolt me but they are easy to read (despite the craziness) and the man was a good story teller, his ideas were truly his own, and I miss him, I wish he could have lived to be an old man surrounded by his own works with plenty of fans supporting him.

For a fast and little icky read, this is a fun book but like I said, not his best. I still adore him; after all I read from him he can do no wrong.

- Kasia S.
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I am a huge Laymon fan but this book was a huge disappointment. I would not recommend it.
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Michael Rigg More than 1 year ago
This is just what you would expect from Laymon. One of the things I like about him is that sometimes the bad guy wins, which makes the damsel's triumph even sweeter in the end. But I think this title went just a bit too far. While it was a great read, light and electrifying, Laymon's usual "dark titilation" was too redundant, even too dark -- even for him.
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thatsmyhat77 More than 1 year ago
not bad for a free book. interesting storyline. good beach read.
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