KINDLE [The Lake]
Excommunication: Three Inquiries in Media and Mediation kDo not get too much trust form the reader Laymon s writing made everyone a suspect as bodiesept piling up and strange behaviors in the West house ept occurring on hourly basis The story is not hard to follow but can be spoiled easy as many men and women in it are entangled in follow but can be spoiled easy as many men and women in it are entangled in s past and who pose a secret threat to her and her daughter Eventually one of them gets in a big mess and a idnapping and the story takes on a wilder turn as the clues come together I thought that the characters were fleshed out enough as Laymon wrote many pages where their thought rambled on making it realistic as I now I think things through a lot when I m in a jamOverall I rally enjoyed this tale of Leigh s past and present mixed up with creepy characters and her daughter getting involved with boyfriends of her own who were not to be trusted Many perils awaited them and I loved solving the clues and puzzles as to who was the bad guy in sheep s clothes which would put up a fight against two women who did not want to give up Intricately plotted horror thriller about the aftermath of a tragic accident that happens on a lake in Wisconsin in the late 60sThe event itself is made even worse by the fact that the victim comes
From A Family Of a family of lunatics 18 year old Berkeley hippie radical Leigh is sent by her conservative parents to visit her aunt and uncle in the Wisconsin lake country where she meets shy but sexy Charlie He gets her pregnant before he falls to his death through the rotting boards of an old abandoned mansion Of course the death is just the tip of an iceberg under which lies murder vengeance sadism and a whole lot of madness Now 18 years later Leigh and Charlie s daughter Deana is being stalked by several crazies at least one of whom may have direct ties to the incident back at the lake Richard Laymon actually serves up less gore than in some of his other works but the story is still spine tingling and extremely graphic in places The characters are complex and weave their way in and out of each other s past experiences maybe just a little too coincidentally to be totally believable Still it s a hell of a surprising sexy and engrossing thriller I can t fairly give this a rating but I will say what I think about it I won t rate it because I think it clearly remains unfinished My buddy thinks that Laymon just used this book to develop ideas for other books and I think that may be true It centers around Leigh and Deana a sexy but stupid mother daughter combo Leigh had a bit of a crazy time back in the day at beautiful Lake Wahconda and now things have come back to bite her in the ass The story here is a mess but like I said I don t think Laymon got around to tightening things up The time period is VERY hard to pinpoint It mentions that things take place in 1999 but if that s true then Leigh
WAS PROTESTING THE VIETNAM WAR INprotesting the Vietnam War in early 1980 s There is one character that supposedly dies then near the end he turns up only to disappear again immediately and it is never explained A phone line is cut only to be function I m seriously hoping that The Traveling Vampire Show and Beast House are better than this Granted I ve read that this is Laymon s worst book I hope so indeed Characters do completely idiotic things to get captured by the iller at one point I think Laymon just plain ran out of gas on where to go next Add in a iller chef and a middle portion that reads like THE BLUE LAGOON Synopsis Leigh is young rebellious and beautiful she yearns for a summer of excitement by the lake Maybe she ll find it in the arms of the handsome boy who rows her out to the abandoned beach house Or maybe she ll stumble into a legacy of terror which will shatter her life Eighteen years later Deana has no nowledge of her mother s troubled past and not that much interest But that summer at the lake casts a long shadow and when the horrors of the past meet the perils of the present both mother and daughter are plunged into a nightmare of blood and terror from which there is no escapeReview I really enjoyed this until the final 20% of the book The characterization was strong even though the protagonists weren t particularly likable The tensi. Y living were that simple But that summer at the lake casts a long shadow And when the horrors of the past meet the perils of the present both mother and daughter are plunged into a nightmare of blood and terror from which there is no esca. Really awful Like really bad And i have a high tolerance for bad notice 2 stars not 1 The background behind this book is that apparently it was found in the desk drawer after the author died So I can only hope that either 1 it was in the process of undergoing MAJOR revisions when the author passed away or 2 it was meant as a brainstorming let me work out some thoughts piece as a way to get the idea juices flowing and was
Never Meant To Seemeant to see light of day The reason it got 2 stars instead of 1 it had its moments It started out like a slasher film in book form guy stalks girl cheesy predictable but fun and spooky You new what you were getting into That was like the first 2 3 chapters Went majorly downhill from there It got to thepoint of ridiculousness things that would never happen in real life happenedand not just typical bookhorror movie stuff Like thing that made me feel bad for the characters in the book for being forced by the author to say and do such idiotic things For example and I don t think this is a spoiler mom and cop friend get trapped by a lunatic in his apartment cheesy struggle ensues and mom and friend escapes what
happens next you ask They drive to mom s house and cop friend drops her off at the front door andnext you ask They drive to mom s house and cop friend drops her off at the front door and like ok see ya later as if they just came back from the mall This happens over and over Another instance daughter has an incredibly traumatic experience being attacked at night which she is over in a matter of hours it appearsand is nown to be stalked by a homicidal maniac so what does she do take up jogging at night alone just so she can check out a boy less than a week later I had to close my Guitar Makers: The Endurance of Artisanal Values in North America kindle at some points and be like really It was over the top Like I said i have a high threshold for stupid Note This is taken from my review on I ve read and own most of Laymon s work I m definitely a fan However this book didn t do it for meFor starters the plot felt very contrived and very loosely strung together There was too much going on to take it seriously One after another improbable eventseep happening There was so much going on it seems like he could have fleshed it out into two or even three different books Instead he tried to tie it all into The Lake There were a few characters that by the end you re left thinking Why were they even included What was their purpose I didn t even go into the numerous plot inconsistencies and holes you could drive a truck throughSecondly the characters did things that were just absolutely ridiculous and reacted not how any sane person would react I m sure you re familiar with the horror movies where you want to shout to the screen Don t open the door or Look behind you or What the hell are you thinking There are numerous scenes in this book that make you want to do just that Now of course with these books you must have some suspension of disbelief It comes with the territory In fact I m usually really great at doing it But surely there has to be a limit right This book not only stepped past the limit it charged miles past it I would give examples but I might as well not ruin the story If you read this book you ll find out and it ll have you shaking your headIn short if you re a Laymon fan may as well check this one out to say you ve read it If you re not or not accustomed to Laymon s work I suggest you stay about as far away from this one as you can With the disjointed storylines and absolutely dense characters if you fall into the latter category you re going to be ridiculously put off by this book Richard Laymon has always been a much revered horror author choosing as his style to employ horror shock effects and sexuality in his work Unfortunately The Lake is not a book worth praising Suspense is there but it s scarce and frankly the reader doesn t a book worth praising Suspense is there but it s scarce and frankly the reader doesn t care I couldn t get over the bizarre plot the too unbelievable coincidences and I could loan even less forgiveness to the hideous characterizationIt s a rule in the publishing world that the sign be ept to a minimum Also capitalizing words or sentences to show that the character is screaming or else is stunned is lazy writing if overused Here Laymon sins repeatedly and I almost feel that the book. Leigh is young rebellious and beautiful and she yearns for a summer of excitement by the lake Maybe she'll find it in the arms of the handsome boy who rows her out to the abandoned beach house Or maybe she'll stumble into a legacy of terro.
Richard Laymon À 6 DownloadWas only published and this was Overlooked Simply Because He Had simply because he had gathered a following His other works did not have this flaw and one must wonder what was going on in his personal life to create such a rushed pieceDialogue is painfully pitiful for the most part It s unnatural that when characters speak to each other they eep saying the others name in each sentence The dream seuences used with the young girl Deana grows confusing and so many times is not needed and only hurts the story To make matters worse the story is told through a valley girl style with exclamations and comments capitalized by teenage slang that screams cardboard characterThe plot isn t better In fact the book was hard to finish and even harder to Hard Bread (Phoenix Poets (Paper)) keep picking up It starts promising enough but then everything becomes so muddled it s painful to wade through The ending doesn t answer all the uestions being obviously a bizarre twist just inserted to have something Storyline isn t consistent and some things are rather irrelevant seeming If he had following up with the story line the book began with it would have been interesting or even the second storyline but as it standswell I m speechlessDue to the weaker writing style the bizarre plot that doesn t entertain bounces all over the place when it doesn t need to doesn t make sense and the false characters with painful internal and external monologue The Lake isn t a book I d recommend Frankly I m surprised it was even published Read another Laymon book if you wish to be entertained but stay far far away from this one Oh man What did I just read What a convoluted mess this is I get it though This was released posthumously and I figure Laymon had some story notes that he never arranged into a cohesive plot and someone unwisely filled in the blanks and released it to make a few bucks What a shame I pat myself on the back for seeing it through but that s pretty much a couple of days I will never get back I need to read a real Laymon novel now to cleanse my palletteBest advice steer clear of this one Glad I did not pay anything at all for this No character development Dialogue and behaviors not believable at all AND the beef willington misspelled EVERY SINGLE TIME Call me crazy but I loved this book I walked by it three times on three separate occasions and hesitated based on the lukewarm and bad reviews it got here but I m happy I finally got the guts to trust my own instinct and I got it anyway Laymon writes some pretty gory intense and horrific scenes and this book started with one of them If you don t like thatind of a book then stick to gentler Dean Koontz whom I also like and who suits people s palates In a nutshell this story is about Leigh the mother who has some past secrets that connect her to the lake and its inhabitants Her past comes to haunt her later as her own child ends up a target perhaps by a random madman or someone that Leigh has wronged in the past The story follows the past and the future and delivers a dynamite suspense and plenty of steamy lustful scenesThe Lake is a vortex of sorts a place where teenage Leigh went to when her parents send her away in order to calm down and relax instead her hormones got in the way and she ended up meeting Charlie I have never in my life read a book where the female characters were this horny but I got over it and it made the story tighter I was fascinated reading about Lake Wahconda where one hot summer she had a lusty affair that ended up in a tragedy that would haunt her for longer than she new The descriptions of the warm days the ayaking the fishing food and happiness she felt at the beginning were wonderful to read I could see the glassy black surface of the lake as she rested on the pier Happy days were interrupted after a love affair gone
badly Her daughter Deana was born nine months after that tragic day as you can imagine what LeighHer daughter Deana was born nine months after that tragic day as you can imagine what Leigh with Charlie Unknowns to Leigh and her Daughter eighteen years later another tragedy strikes as Deana and her boyfriend Allan are caught in a nightmare and the story gets really intense Both the mother and daughter try to move on and begin to get involved with men who act uestionably and who. R which will shatter her life Eighteen years later Deana has no nowledge of her mother's troubled past and not that much interest She just wants to make out somewhere cool with her boyfriend to let her hair down and live a little If onl.