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ISBN: 0747211361
Author: Richard Laymon
Language: English
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing; First Edition edition (1995)
Pages: 384
Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 954
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Through alternating chapters, Laymon (Savage) tells these three tales of survival in his customary speedy, whip-lean prose, eschewing descriptions of fallen bridges and highways to focus on the disintegration of humanity, the violence and predation unleashed by the quake.

Through alternating chapters, Laymon (Savage) tells these three tales of survival in his customary speedy, whip-lean prose, eschewing descriptions of fallen bridges and highways to focus on the disintegration of humanity, the violence and predation unleashed by the quake. The imagery is graphic-roving gangs stripping and mutilating the bodies of the living as well as the dead-but, as in the best of Laymon's work, like The Stake, there's an edge of black humor to the proceedings, a faint cackle in the background. Still, this is strong, disturbing fare, not for the thin-skinned.

Richard Carl Laymon (January 14, 1947 – February 14, 2001) was an American author of suspense and horror fiction, particularly within the splatterpunk subgenre. Laymon was born and raised outside of Chicago, Illinois, then lived in Tiburon, California, as a teen. He graduated from Redwood High School, then pursued a BA in English Literature from Willamette University in Oregon and an MA in English Literature from Loyola University in Los Angeles.

Quake by Richard Laymon is one of those novels that makes you think that yeah, maybe this actually would happen if a massive earthquake struck LA, but only for about.

If you've missed Laymon, you've missed a treat' Stephen King. Quake by Richard Laymon is one of those novels that makes you think that yeah, maybe this actually would happen if a massive earthquake struck LA, but only for about. The story follows three people trying to achieve something in the aftermath of the quake.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Richard Laymon was born in Chicago in 1947 and grew up in California. Four of his books have been shortlisted for the Bram Stoker Award, which he won in 2001 with THE TRAVELLING VAMPIRE SHOW. For Stanley, the earthquake is a heaven-sent opportunity. Just before it struck, he was ogling Sheila. Among his many acclaimed works of horror and suspense are THE STAKE, SAVAGE, AFTER MIDNIGHT and the four novels in the Beast House Chronicles: THE CELLAR, THE BEAST HOUSE, THE MIDNIGHT TOUR and FRIDAY NIGHT IN BEAST HOUSE.

He'd needed news of the quake. And of traffic conditions. Where a radio should've been, there was an empty space in the instrument panel. Where's your radio?' he'd asked. ken his head and started driving. He'd really wanted to hear some news! The Valley had been hit hard, that was obvious. But what about the rest of Los Angeles? If the epicenter had been somewhere near here, maybe . Maybe at home there was nothing but a minor tremor, the sort of thing you might mistake for a big truck driving.

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This is the most compelling book I have ever read!' 'For sheer entertainment the novel deserves nothing short of ten out of ten'

This is the most compelling book I have ever read!' 'For sheer entertainment the novel deserves nothing short of ten out of ten'. As always, Richard Laymon writes a cracking story. Nothing fancy, just gritty and fun'.

Quake: A deadly earthquake and a deadly predator. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Seller Inventory wbb0012742342.

Quake is a novel by Richard Laymon first published in 1995. It was partnered with Island in volume 11 of the Richard Laymon Collection. Twenty minutes before the quake hits, Stanley is ogling a pretty female jogger through his living-room window. He ogles Sheila Banner every morning and that's not all he'd like to do to her. The quake might just give him his chance. One minute before the quake hits, Clint Banner is in his downtown office ahead of the morning rush.

1995 Signed First Headline Hardcover Edition Signed: by author Full number line: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Very Good/Good Dust jacket is in very good condition wrapped in a mylar protective cover. Flaws: Minor signs of shelf wear at fold tips. Book is in good condition, pages clean, no remainder mark. Flaws: Page edge toning/tanning (light to medium) can be seen; Front top right tip and back top left tip have been bumped slightly; Shelf wear creasing at top and bottom edge of spine; Edge wear rub at bottom right edge of spine (white is showing). This copy was a 2nd hand purchase. Good solid used copy of this title with flaws noted.

Comments:

Darkraven
After reading 30 pages of Quake I'm already bored with it. I don't like the fact that two women names that I saw in Island pop up in this novel and everything is being rushed. Last time I bother with another Richard Laymon novel as the guy is a terrible writer.
Super P
I have read most of Richard Laymon's books (there are two I havem't read) and know what to expect from him. I was not disappointed with The Quake. The book was full of sharply drawn characters and an abundance of outrageous behavior. This is not Laymon's best book but it is a good one. R.L. knows California and the goegraphy of the area. His characters are influenced by their surroundings and the times make the man as Laymon makes clear in most of his books. You'll hate the bad guy and find people you pull for in the aftermath of a large earthquake. It is a rather long book but it goes down fast and easy I miss Laymon.
Zeks Horde
Richard Laymon can write, I'll give him that. He's never boring, but that doesn't mean what he writes is consistently good. It's frequently lurid, juvenile, and unbelievable to the point of ridiculousness. And his characters frequently do incredibly dumb things just to serve the paper-thin plots. Which sucks, because he has a habit of making his readers like his characters and expecting them to behave a certain way, then pulls the rug out from under us with no natural progression for the radical change in their behavior. Quake is no exception.

Here, the author is clearly ripping off Rudolph Wurlitzer's Quake, along with James Herbert's The Fog (he even has one of his characters reference Herbert's novel twice!). Unfortunately, like every time he gets "inspired" by another author, his attempt to recreate it and put his trademark stamp on it results in in his usual junk food style. If you want a good version of a world-gone-mad earthquake novel, read Wurlitzer's Quake. If you want a good version of people going homicidally insane and doing inexplicable acts of sex and violence almost instantly after an earthquake, read Herbert's The Fog. Both those novels will stick with you in ways Laymon's never will.

At well over 500 pages, the book's page count is bloated. He's got three different stories going on that could have been resolved faster and more believably. The Banner family (daddy Clint, mom Shiela, and 16-year-old daughter Barbara) are trapped in different locations around Los Angeles when the Big One hits. The rest of the story tracks their increasingly stupid journeys to get back home (or get away from home, in the case with the mom trapped naked in her bathtub and tormented by psychos). Then, for no logical reason, an army of scalp-hunting, genital-removing maniacs take over the streets (but not until the last hundred pages or so). Huh? It hasn't even been one day since the Quake yet! Maybe in a dystopian future, but in a matter of hours? It's ridiculous.

Did I enjoy the book? About as much as any other I've read by this author. Which is to say, I wanted to like it, but as usual I finished it, sighed in exasperation at its failed potential, and promptly forgot it. Despite clearly having the talent to elevate himself to being a rival to King or Koontz, Laymon insists on wallowing in crap shock-horror loaded with rape, torture, and perversion. Which wouldn't be so bad if it actually had a point and didn't exist as the sole reason for writing the book.

I think this author had some serious issues in his personal life that he never successfully resolved, one of them being not believing in his talent enough. Sure, he was able to successfully publish thirty novels in his lifetime, but there's a reason why he never achieved the lasting fame or celebrity of a King or Koontz.
Ka
Tripped upon his books years ago and fell in love with them. I have to say he is the best Author comparable with Bentley Little, Stephen King, and Clive Barker. I am in the process of trying to read all his books, so sad to know though that he has passed on and his talent went with him. None of his books disappoints me. This one was another great one too!
Snake Rocking
laymon is the best
Delagamand
I'd like. Couldn't put it down once I started reading.
Tygrafym
The book came in good condition. I enjoyed this book and I would recommend it to others that like to read books by this author.
I usually love Laymons writing, but I found this book very flat and drawn out. It lack the usual pace of Laymons work, and the sharp edges were missing from his characters.

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