the woodsI have been meaning to read this one for a long time, and I’m glad I finally did. This is typical Laymon. The action starts about halfway down the first page and never lets up. One of the things I have always loved about Laymon’s works is that he keeps it simple. He puts the well-developed characters into a horrifying situation and allows them to work it out. He uses quick, punchy sentences and snappy dialogue. Oh, and he terrifies the shit out of you! There’s no pretension or intent to instruct in Laymon’s tales.

He just tells the story.

It’s a great shame that he is no longer with us. But fear not–he has quite a catalog of works for you to pore over. You should start with this one!