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The Funland Amusement Park provides more fear than fun these days. A vicious pack known as the Trolls are preying on anyone foolish enough to be alone at night. Folks in the area blame them for the recent mysterious disappearances, and a gang of local teenagers has decided to fight back. But nothing is ever what it seems in an amusement park. Behind the garish paint and bright lights waits a horror far worse than anything found in the freak show. Step right up. The terror is about to begin!
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A former President of the Horror Writers Association, Laymon has written over thirty novels, more than sixty-five literary short stories (which were published in Ellery Queen, Alfred Hitchcock and Cavalier), poetry, crime fiction, two suspense novels, a Western, and two romance novels. Until recently, his books were unavailable in the US for more than 20 years. His novel Flesh was named Best Horror Novel of 1988 by Science Fiction Chronicle, and both Flesh and Funland were nominated for the Bram Stoker Award. He won this award posthumously in 2001 for The Traveling Vampire Show. Richard Laymon died in 2001 of a heart attack.Review:
"Laymon's at the top of his form in Funland, his deceptively simple prose becoming by turns humorous, horrific, stunningly erotic. The Funhouse climax is not to be missed. This novel belongs on very serious horror fanatic's bookshelves."--Robert Devereaux, the New York Review of Science Fiction
"...sexy, bloody, but above all, a good story....Flesh certainly doesn't disappoint."--Dread Central
Laymon flashes some serious storytelling talent.”—Publishers Weekly
“One of horror’s rarest talents.”—Publishers Weekly
"If you’ve missed Laymon, you’ve missed a treat!"—Stephen King
“No one writes like Laymon.”—Dean Koontz
"He manages to raise serious goose flesh.”—Bentley Little
"Laymon is, was, and always will be king of the hill."—Horror World
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Book Description W. H. Allen and Co. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 0491034490 1989. Signed by Laymon to a previous owner. 447 pages. Black cloth with gilt spine titling, fine. Spine square. Binding sound. Dust jacket covered in archival Mylar, fine aside from slight bump to spine head. Interior shows faint age toning, else clean, unmarked. Seller Inventory # BBS-2005262
Book Description W. H. Allen, London, UK, 1989. Cloth. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. W.H. Allen, London, UK, 1989. First edition, Hardcover. Layman's tale of terror is highly collectible in this first edition. Fine in Fine dust jacket - tight, unread, no fading. clipping, chipping. Size: Octavo. Private Press. Seller Inventory # 000324