Graham Masterton born 16 January in Edinburgh is a British horror author. This novel was adapted in for the film The Manitou. Masterton was also the editor of Scare Care , a horror anthology published for the benefit of abused children in Europe and the USA. Masterton's novels often contain visceral sex and horror. Masterton currently lives in Surrey, England. His wife and agent Wiescka died on 27 April , aged This was republished in as White Bones and sold , ebook copies in a month. In , Masterton published Rules of Duel , a short novel from the early s that he wrote in collaboration with William S.
Burroughs Burroughs has co-author credit. Side note: This is why I also hated Avengers Endgame. What to do next: come back for Burial, the insane, over-the-top third part and try your best to forget this one. Still love ya Mr. Second time reading this, but this time it seemed more silly. Oh well.
Sep 21, Marna rated it it was ok. It irks me when authors throw in some violent sexual assault and you can just tell it's because they are extremely lazy.
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Probably a good stopping point for this series. Feb 18, Alexander Draganov rated it it was amazing. Bravo, Graham. This is the first horror book to give me a panic attack. I heard a freakin moan in the middle of the night! And still Scarier than "The Amytiville Horror" and better written. Scarier than the original too. Excellent horror. Review in Bulgarian: Bravo, Graham. This, the first sequel, came four years later, and straight away I can see an improvement in his writing, though he continues to omit anything that resembles character development.
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View 1 comment. Jan 23, George K. Jan 19, Fred Klein rated it really liked it. I was not particularly fond of the first one, finding that it went in a ridiculous direction, especially in regard to how the characters planned on defeating the evil medicine man. I thought the battle between the medicine men in this sequel made more sense but I don't want to give too much away. I didn't find myself rolling my eyes and thinking that the author went too far into the absurd while reading this one, which did happen wh "Revenge of the Manitou" is what I wish The Manitou had been. I didn't find myself rolling my eyes and thinking that the author went too far into the absurd while reading this one, which did happen when I read the first.
My only complaint is that the Harry Erskine character is too much of a wiseguy at times, cracking jokes as if he's in a stupid sitcom, and his jokes are never funny. Jan 25, PsypherPunk rated it it was ok. I'm not familiar with his more recent output but back in his early works, Masterton apparently couldn't write convincing women. They seemingly existed only to be vague stereotypes or to be victimised in order to spur on the protagonist. Or, in the case of this book, both. On the whole though, the rest is typically early Masterton: quick paced, monumentally silly and entertaining in a thoroughly guilty manner.
The only real break from the formula are the Lovecraftian references towards I'm not familiar with his more recent output but back in his early works, Masterton apparently couldn't write convincing women. The only real break from the formula are the Lovecraftian references towards the end "Ka-tua-la-hu! This book reads like a horror flick from the 80s.
Far fetched and often ridiculous, but just plain fun. Nothing about the writing itself deserves a 4 star rating, but the lovecraftian references and the improvements in plot over its predecessor make for a very enjoyable sequel. Dec 01, Julie Mercer rated it it was amazing.
Nov 09, Chichi rated it it was amazing Shelves: horror.
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This is way scarier than Manitou. Sep 02, Katia M. Definitely a product of its time and a quick, easy read. I don't think it'd get by a sensitivity reader today, but times have changed. Admittedly it was a bit of a page turner, but there was no character development that I could see and the women seemed to be more plot devices than characters in their own right. I found myself barracking for the 'evil medicine-men' who essentially wanted vengeance for the white man stealing their land, upsetting the balance of the world and massacring untold tho Definitely a product of its time and a quick, easy read.
I found myself barracking for the 'evil medicine-men' who essentially wanted vengeance for the white man stealing their land, upsetting the balance of the world and massacring untold thousands either by violence or the introduction of disease. That seems like a perfectly good reason to raise the most horrid spirits that have ever been and kill a bunch of white people if ask me. But it was the seventies and we couldn't have that now, could we?
I enjoyed some of Masterton's descriptions, they really did paint a picture in my mind. It's just unfortunate the plot was silly. I've not decided whether I can call this pulp horror or not, despite the main character's wife being brutally raped by the bed sheets while her husband watched Not sure I would be quite so ok if my bed sheets did that to me. Oh, and the husband seems more horrified that the doctor thinks he might have been the rapist than the fact his wife has nearly been split in two.
But don't worry, the doctor doesn't report the rape, so the husband is safe, from the authorities anyway. I don't think I would go out of my way to read the rest of this series, but if I saw a book for 50p in a charity shop I'd probably pick it up for the kitchy cover designs. Apr 24, James Oxyer rated it liked it. Not as gloriously ridiculous or compact as the first book, but it's still a breezy timewaster. It's twice as long as the first book, and it shows. The actual appearance of demons is pretty uninspired just some Lovecraftian smoke and tentacles and there's some questionable gender dynamics as well I'm pretty sure every a Not as gloriously ridiculous or compact as the first book, but it's still a breezy timewaster.
The actual appearance of demons is pretty uninspired just some Lovecraftian smoke and tentacles and there's some questionable gender dynamics as well I'm pretty sure every adult female character gets raped? But with all that said, Masterton writes very well and he knows how to keep readers invested. It might have felt like a slog in places, but there were enough supernatural shenanigans to keep me going the way the conflict is resolved is particularly funny and very American. I won't recommend it, but I don't think I wasted too much of my time.
A rather silly and unpleasant story! Graham Masterton is one of my favourite authors but this was a real turkey of a book and I gave up halfway through. The characters were all one dimensional, the plot, juvenile.
Yes, it was a horror story but one written by an inexperienced and hormone charged teenager. Perhaps the author wrote this story in his youth because the book's I have read are all far superior to this woeful offering. Ok this was my 4th book by masterton in a row: I liked it it was fun to see Harry again and Misquamacus up to no good. It wasnt as scary as the first but flew by just as fast with enough action, blood and some scare to make it an enjoyable read.
I will stop with Masterton for a while but will get back to him for sure. It had some scary moments, and some of the reviews were good. I expected more, and was disappointed. The interactions with the emergency personnel were ridiculous. Feb 05, Steve Paull rated it liked it. Better than the original, not as good as the third. At first I was leery as the book opened with the focus on an eight-year old protagonist, but I quickly warmed-up to Toby and the Fenner clan.
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