Resurrection Dreams

Resurrection Dreams

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by Richard Laymon, Randy Hames
     
 

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Back in Ellsworth High there was definitely no one weirder than Melvin. All the kids made fun of the way he dressed, the way he acted, everything about him. Vicki was the only one who stood up for him, but even she was horrified when he dug up a dead body and tried to bring it back to life with power from a car battery. That was years ago, but Vicki still has

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Back in Ellsworth High there was definitely no one weirder than Melvin. All the kids made fun of the way he dressed, the way he acted, everything about him. Vicki was the only one who stood up for him, but even she was horrified when he dug up a dead body and tried to bring it back to life with power from a car battery. That was years ago, but Vicki still has nightmares about Melvin. Now she's back in Ellsworth and she knows she'll have to see Melvin again. He's just been released from the institution and he's acting even weirder than ever. His experiments with the dead have progressed, and as soon as he can get Vicki where he wants her, he can make his most twisted dream a reality.

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ISBN-13:
9781511393867
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
05/31/2016
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.50(d)

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3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Panic_Parade More than 1 year ago
This is my second of Laymons novels and i love them, now they arent for the faint hearted there is alot of detail with gore and sex, but if you have a strong stomach their wonderful i also recomend his novel "No Sanctuary" just dont read it while camping like i did, you will be afraid to go to sleep :)
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Jonny-Morbid More than 1 year ago
I have now read 3 of Laymon's novels & this one is not his best & yet, it's not his worst. Let's get one thing straight: he's not the greatest novelist of a generation, nor does he aspire to be. He is, however, a great pulp horror novelist who helped--albeit unknowingly--kickstart the splatterpunk movement of the 1980s (I've said this before in past reviews of his books). With that said, I would recommend this novel to anyone who loves the horror genre. It is not as gory as his other novels I've read--THE WOODS ARE DARK comes to mind--but it does entertain. The main characters of this book are not the usual fodder Laymon conjours up to do horrible things to (again, see THE WOODS ARE DARK & THE CELLAR) but he does do horrible things to his supporting characters while the main focus is on Melvin--a second rate, Herbert West: Re-Animator--who first attempts resurrection on a dead cheerleader's corpse in high school with a car battery & jumper cables at the local high school's science fair (a Victor Frankenstein he is not). Melvin likes Vicki. Melvin likes her so much, he wants to kill her (with plastic wrap over her face--like he does to others in order to practice his resurrections with black magic/alchemy) & resurrect her so she'll be his sex slave forever. He does this to an unsuspecting nurse & finds new ways to exploit necrophilia in the confines of his own home. Does he get his way? Read & find out. At least it's better than a awful Koontz or John Saul novel. Again, not his best but not his worst. Will I read any more of his novels? Well, in response to my own question, I'm reading AFTER MIDNIGHT as of this writing & so far I like that novel better than this one. I still think pulp horror fans will enjoy this book no matter what I say about it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was my first Laymon book and it was the one that got my hooked on him. He was a very imaganitive person. This book is very disturbing.........I LOVED IT. Definately reminds me of some of the creepy people I went to school with. I am way excited to start the next Laymon book
Guest More than 1 year ago
I switched to Laymon after reading everything that Steven King put out, and I can just say that everything Laymon writes is good. I just bought this book last week, and It is very interesting. He creates such realistic environments in it. Definately check it out if you like horror books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my second Laymon novel, and I was looking forward to a good gory scare. All I got was a terrible , somewhat of a 'zombie' story. I think there was a reason that this work was not published while he was alive.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I've read from Richard Laymon, now I am looking all over for his books. Stayed up last night until 1:00am, wanted to finish the book, the book is scarey and made sure all the doors were locked up tight (twice). S.King look out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book definitely didn't let me down. I looked forward to this book for 3 months and picked it up and read it in 2 days. There are suprises around every corner and the dialogue is very humorous. This might be Laymon's best book, but I would have to read it again (which I plan on doing). This book won't let you down!