The Light at the End [NOOK Book]

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The 25th Anniversary Edition of the Original Splatterpunk Novel

An adrenaline-charged tale of unrelenting suspense that sparks with raw and savage energy... The newspapers scream out headlines that spark terror across the city. Ten murders on the New York City subway. Ten grisly crimes that defy all reason -- no pattern, no m.o., no leads for police to pursue. The press dubs...
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Overview

The 25th Anniversary Edition of the Original Splatterpunk Novel

An adrenaline-charged tale of unrelenting suspense that sparks with raw and savage energy... The newspapers scream out headlines that spark terror across the city. Ten murders on the New York City subway. Ten grisly crimes that defy all reason -- no pattern, no m.o., no leads for police to pursue. The press dubs the fiend the "Subway Psycho"; the NYPD desperately seeks their quarry before the city erupts in mass hysteria. But they won't find what they're looking for.

Because they all think that the killer is human.

Only a few know the true story -- a story the papers will never print. It is a tale of abject terror and death written in grit and steel... and blood. The tale of a man who vanished into the bowels of the urban earth one night, taken by a creature of unholy evil, then left as a babe abandoned on the doorstep of Hell. Now he is back, driven by twin demons of rage and retribution.

He is unstoppable. And we are all his prey... unless a ragtag band of misfit souls will dare to descend into a world of manmade darkness, where the real and unreal alike dwell in endless shadow. A place where humanity has been left behind, and the horrifying truth will dawn as a madman's chilling vendetta comes to light...

Filled with gripping drama and harrowing doomsday dread, The Light at the End is the book that ushered in a bold new view of humankind's most ancient and ruthless evil; a mesmerizing novel from two acknowledged masters of spellbinding suspense.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452426914
  • Publisher: Crossroad Press
  • Publication date: 11/19/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 313,534
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Posted December 29, 2010

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    The book that changed the world of horror fiction

    Somewhere along the line, the tracks ended, stopping at a thick brick wall. No further passage was possible. This was as far as you could go. Then, a new train entered the dark tunnels, piloted by John Skipp & Craig Spector. Brother, believe you me when I say that that wall came DOWN! Full speed and damn the rules, they punched the hole, blasting aside all conventions of what horror fiction could be, changing the world of horror forever. It was so fresh and different that a new term had to be invented to describe it - Splatterpunk. If you've read the other reviews for this book, it won't spoil too much to say that this book does indeed deal with vampires. But don't go in expecting a tall English gentleman creeping into gothic bedchambers through windows. Don't expect bodice-ripping pretty boys to tickle the ladies loins instead of raising the ice in your spine. These aren't sparkly teen vampires more concerned with love than with when to bust out a fang or two. Please. This book will show you just how nasty and viscious vampires can be; and it's an image that won't soon fade from your mind. Nor will you want it to. You will want more, and thankfully, there is more. You can catch this title and other Skipp and Spector classics now on E-books - if you've got the guts. If not, the authors will be happy to hand you some! Call this digital resurgence Splatterpunk 2.1, and climb aboard. Fear is just around the bend...

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2000

    Vampire fiction at it's best!

    'The Light at the End' is vampire horror at it's best. This novel is slick and sophisticated, written for an audience that is no longer satisfied with being spoon fed the same old plot. Fortunately, this novel has been re-released in hardcover by a new press, Stealth Press. (www.stealthpress.com). New York is the type of city in which anything can happen. In this novel, we are taken into the world of 'what if' when an old world vampire comes to see the sites and leaves the city with a legacy of it's own in the form of a nihilistic young artist turned vampire, with an ax to grind. This novel steps out of the splatterpunk stereotype with it's gritty and realistic characters and a willingness to take it's chances with the plot and its readers. There is no neat and tidy package from this author- he takes the story around with a realistic unpredictability and a tangible sense of fear. Bloody, yes, but the violence is not the star of this novel by far. Read it for the plot. Read it for the intense, razor sharp writing style, just don't expect to put it down

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2001

    Light at the End

    This is one of the best books I've ever read. It scared the you-know-what out of me and I loved every minute of it. The vampires are just too cool.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2001

    Light at the End

    If you like vampires you HAVE to read this book. It's scary and suspenseful. Lots of fun. You won't be able to put it down!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2000

    AWESOME book!

    'Light at the End' is definitely a 'must-read' for vampire fanatics. The authors bring together common vampire folklore and a modern NY setting (particularly the subway!) for a horrific read. This book will scare you and gross you out. I had a blast reading this one!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2000

    INCREDIBLE SUSPENSE!

    This book is soooooo good! If you like suspense and horror you HAVE to read this book! I don't want to give any of the good stuff away so I won't go into plot but I can tell you I couldn't put this one down. I read it in almost one sitting!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2012

    Good old fashioned vampires

    What a treat to read. No sparkles, no romance, no angst ridden relstionships just good old fashioned horror at its best. Plenty of action, suspense and gore to keep you turning pages to find out what happens next. If you have never read any of their books before you need to read this as it is one of their best. Very highly recommend!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2012

    Great book

    I read it long ago and never forgot it

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