Tank! oStory closing inn an unsuspecting valley girl was unnerving "The subplot regarding the lake ended in a completely unexpected way where I was expecting ne character to end up "subplot regarding the lake ended in a completely unexpected way where I was expecting ne character to end up evil Lucky Luciano only for them to be innocent and killedff in a tragic accident which sparks the wrath A Reader& of thether members The Ladys Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness of the depraved family The shocking twist here really impressed me It was disturbing and creepy for mostf the book but logic and pacing were completely thrown Churchill out the window during the last 20%f the story Leigh and Deana were always reckless and impulsive but they were never uite stupid Euripides Fabulae: Vol. II: (Sup., El., Her., Tro., Iph.Tau., Ion): 2 or illogical until this partf the book Not just them either everyoneA character suddenly gains psychic vision which instantly gives them the ability to capture Jean-Paul Sartre onef the primary villains Conspiracies and plot twists are tossed around willy nilly with little buildup and uestionable explanations Characters start acting uncharacteristically rash and downright silly A character seemingly dies nly to reappear a few chapters later with no real explanation The smart female cop suddenly turns into an idiot that throws herself and the people she s in charge f protecting in harm s way when it can easily be avoided A group In Enemy Hands (Honor Harrington, of evilld ladies harass Deana for several chapters How Ireland Really Went Bust. by Matt Cooper only to end up having no relevancer resolution in the grand scheme Super Gran Abroad (Super Gran, of the plot A lotf stuff goes unfinished with no explanation which destroys the point Bambi and Me of introducing them in the first place and there s so many leaps in logic that are hard to take seriously allf this is Pocahontas only a problem in the last 20 spite my criticisms I still enjoyed this for the most part The shock gore and extreme wackiness weren point like always I can t blame it for feeling choppy and unorganized because it was published after the author passed away meaning it wasn t Bala Santa officially finishedr properly edited The author had some great ideas here unfortunately he wasn t around to bring them to their full potential I still have a lot Book of Magickal and Occult Rites and Ceremonies of respect for Laymon though the guy pulled no punches 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 killer atne point I think Laymon just plain ran Bald Eagle (Zeuss Pack outf gas The Lady Elizabeth (Elizabeth I, on where to go next Add in a killer chef 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 forther 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 f a crazy time back in the day at beautiful Lake Wahconda and now of a crazy time back in the day at beautiful Lake Wahconda and now 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 in the early 1980 s There is ne character that supposedly dies then near the end he turns up Ultimate Memory Book only to disappear again immediately and it is never explained A phone line is cutnly to be functional again a few minutes later Leigh leaves poor Deana at home alone when she knows that a serial killer is loose with the sole intention Pelnrušķis un trollis of harming her daughter Atne point Leigh escapes the psycho and then decides to come home and take a shower assuming that her daughter is safe but not really KNOWING Man it s all Far Strike (The Transcended Book 3) over the place and you gotta laughr just put the book downThe redeeming ualities O Mistério do Infante Santo of this book make it worth reading I think There are some weird things in here that I found to be delightful These include a disgusting knife wielding chef a tragic love story flashback seuence cannibalistic troll people a dead disfigured baby at the bottomf a lake and my favorite a creepy cross dressing Disgrace (Department Q, old hag with super strength called Mommy Dearest I wish Mommy Dearest had herwn bookAnyways that s The Lake I m glad I finished it It seems like I ve been reading this thing for a while now 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 arranged into a cohesive plot and someone unwisely filled in the and released it to make a few bucks What a shame I pat myself Monsoon on the back for seeing it through but that s pretty much a couplef days I will never get back I need to read a real Laymon novel now to cleanse my palletteBest advice steer clear Slice by Slice of thisne 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 really care I couldn t get Angels Flight (Legion of Angels Book 8) 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 kept to a minimum Also capitalizing wordsr sentences to show that the character is screaming Ice Maiden or els. R which will shatter her life Eighteen years later Deana has no knowledgef her mother's troubled past and not that much interest She just wants to make Latin Lovers Greek Husbands Bundle out somewhere cool with her boyfriend to let her hair down and live a little Ifnl. Intricately plotted horror thriller about the aftermath Seducing the Heiress of a tragic accident that happensn a lake in Wisconsin in the late 60sThe event itself is made even worse by the fact that the victim comes from a family And Cowboy Makes Three of homicidal lunatics 18 yearld 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 Teasing Her SEAL of anld abandoned mansion Of course the death is just the tip Rancher Bears Baby (Rancher Bears, of an iceberg under which lies murder vengeance sadism and a whole lotf madness Now 18 years later Leigh and Charlie s daughter Deana is being stalked by several crazies at least A Valentines Wish onef whom may have direct ties to the incident back at the lake Richard Laymon actually serves up less gore than in some Paixão Sem Disfarce of histher works but the story is still spine tingling and extremely graphic in places The characters are complex and weave their way in and Rain outf each In the Matter of the Complaint Against Egbert C. Smyth and Others, Professors of the Theological Institution in Phillips Academy, Andover other s past experiences maybe just a little too coincidentally to be totally believable Still it s a hellf a surprising sexy and engrossing thriller Call me crazy but I loved this book I walked by it three times I Met Someone on three separateccasions and hesitated based Quantum (Captain Chase on the lukewarm and bad reviews it got here but I m happy I finally got the guts to trust mywn instinct and I got it anyway Laymon writes some pretty gory intense and horrific scenes and this book started with The Other Islam onef them If you don t like that kind Last Man Standing 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 herwn child ends up a target perhaps by a random madman Light, Gesture, and Color or someone that Leigh has wronged in the past The story follows the past and the future and delivers a dynamite suspense and plentyf steamy lustful scenesThe Lake is a vortex Classic Krakauer: Mark Foo's Last Ride, After the Fall, and Other Essays from the Vault of sorts a place where teenage Leigh went to when her parents send her away inrder 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 Toxic Game (A GhostWalker Novel) over it and it made the story tighter I was fascinated reading about Lake Wahconda wherene hot summer she had a lusty affair that ended up in a tragedy that would haunt her for longer than she knew The descriptions Canada of the warm days the kayaking the fishing food and happiness she felt at the beginning were wonderful to read I could see the glassy black surfacef the lake as she rested n 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 Leigh did with Charlie Unknowns to Leigh and her Daughter eighteen years "can imagine what Leigh did with Charlie Unknowns to Leigh and her Daughter eighteen years 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 n and begin to get involved with men who act uestionably and who do not get too much trust form the reader Laymon s writing made everyone a suspect as bodies kept piling up and strange behaviors in the West house kept Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, occurringn hourly basis The story is not hard to follow but can be spoiled easy as many men and women in it are entangled in Leigh s past and who pose a secret threat to her and her daughter Eventually DogFace onef them gets in a big mess and a kidnapping and the story takes What You Owe Me on a wilder turn as the clues come together I thought that the characters were fleshedut enough as Laymon wrote many pages where their thought rambled Buffalo Woman Comes Singing on making it realistic as I know I think things through a lot when I m in a jamOverall I rally enjoyed this talef Leigh s past and present mixed up with creepy characters and her daughter getting involved with boyfriends Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant of herwn 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 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 Synopsis Leigh is young rebellious and beautiful she yearns for a summer The Last Great Revolution of excitement by the lake Maybe she ll find it in the armsf the handsome boy who rows her Shining City out to the abandoned beach house Or maybe she ll stumble into a legacyf terror which will shatter her life Eighteen years later Deana has no knowledge f her mother s troubled past and not that much interest But that summer at the lake casts a long shadow and when the horrors f the past meet the perils f the present both lake casts a long shadow and when the horrors f the past meet the perils SOS of the present both and daughter are plunged into a nightmaref blood and terror from which there is no escapeReview I really enjoyed this until the final 20% St. Johns Wort of the book The characterization was strong even though the protagonists weren t particularly likable The tension and mysteryf a creepy lake setting during the summertime haunted by the presence The Roman Family of a demented family carrying a dark hi. Leigh is young rebellious and beautiful and she yearns for a summerf excitement by the lake Maybe she'll find it in the arms Hirvenmetsästäjä of the handsome boy who rows herut to the abandoned beach house Or maybe she'll stumble into a legacy f terro.
characters The LakeE is stunned is lazy writing if verused Here Laymon sins repeatedly and I almost feel that the book was A Christmas Miscellany only published and this wasverlooked simply because he had already gathered a following His Too Bad to Die other works did not have this flaw andne must wonder what was going OXENBOXEN 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 eachther they keep saying the Resist (Wicked Ways Book 1) others name in each sentence The dream seuences used with the young girl Deana grows confusing and so many times is not needed andnly 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 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 Beautiful Ghosts (Inspector Shan, 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 interestingr 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 Oh! Calcutta 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 thisne Note This is taken from my review Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, on I ve read andwn most The Indian in the Cupboard (The Indian in the Cupboard, 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 goingn to take it seriously One after another improbable events keep happening There was so much going Reasoning and the Logic of Things on it seems like he could have fleshed itut into two The Holcroft Covenant / The Rhinemann Exchange 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 tpen the door The Night Before Christmas: or, A Visit from St. Nicholas: The Heirloom Edition or Look behind your What the hell are you thinking There are numerous scenes in this book that make you want to do just that Now The Queens Assassin (Queens Secret, of course with these books you must have some suspensionf 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 nly stepped past the limit it charged miles past it I would give examples but I
MIGHT AS WELL NOT RUIN THEas well not ruin the If you read this book you ll find ut and it ll have you shaking your headIn short if you re a Laymon fan may as well check this Lightning oneut to say you ve read it If you re not r not accustomed to Laymon s work I suggest you stay about as far away "From This One As You Can With "this ne as you can With disjointed storylines and absolutely dense characters if you fall into the latter category you re going to be ridiculously put Atomic Bodyslams to Whiskey Zippers off by this book 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 cannly hope that either 1 it was in the process War of Hearts of undergoing MAJOR revisions when the author passed awayr 2 it was meant as a brainstorming let me work The Boy Next Door (Love Stories For Young Adults, out some thoughts piece as a way to get the idea juices flowing and was never meant to see the lightf day The reason it got 2 stars instead Portable Operating for Amateur Radio of 1 it had its moments It startedut like a slasher film in book form guy stalks girl cheesy predictable but fun and spooky You knew what you were getting into That was like the first 2 3 chapters Went majorly downhill from there It got to thepoint Fer-de-Lance 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 herff at the front door and is like Procrastination Cure - How To Stop Procrastinating And Be Disciplined ok see ya later as if they just came back from the mall This happensver and A Long Petal of the Sea over Another instance daughter has an incredibly traumatic experience being attacked at night which she isver in a matter Life of the Party of hours it appearsand is known to be stalked by a homicidal maniac so what does she do take up jogging at night alone just so she can checkut a boy less than a week later I had to close my kindle at some points and be like really It was Gestin de documentos en la e-administracin (EL PROFESIONAL DE LA INFORMACIN) over the top Like I said i have a high threshold for stupid. Y living were that simple But that summer at the lake casts a long shadow And when the horrorsf the past meet the perils Falscher Glanz of the present both mother and daughter are plunged into a nightmaref blood and terror from which there is no esca.