The Monster Club

The Monster Club


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ISBN-13: 9781939140760
Publisher: Valancourt Books
Publication date: 10/29/2013
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.43(d)

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Monster Club 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
mstrust on LibraryThing 5 months ago
"Monsters Rule OK! Sorry, but anyone who's a fan of the fantastic 1980 movie based on this book would get that. This is a collection of short stories, published in 1975, tied together by the story within the story. Pay no attention to the Muppet-like book cover.A man, Donald, finds a starving man on the streets of London. He takes him home and makes him a meal but the starving man is actually a vampire who hasn't feed in weeks. As an apology for attacking Donald, the vampire takes him to an underground club where all the members are monsters-vampires, ghouls, vamgoos, werevamps, and mocks. Donald listens as various monsters tell about their experiences, most all ending badly, with humans, and invite Donald to share a meal in the club restaurant.Now, I don't normally read horror, but Chetwynd-Hayes creates such sinister stories that, even when writing about a town of ghouls who bury a young man alive so that they can dig him up and eat him, don't have the "gross-out" factor. It's just good, imaginative writing and luckily he was an extremely prolific author.