"If you've missed Laymon, you've missed a treat." - Stephen King
Whitechapel, November 1888: Jack the Ripper is committing his last known murder and beneath the bed on which he's butchering his victim cowers a fifteen-year-old boy. So begin the adventures of Trevor Bentley: a boy who embarked on an errand of mercy and ended up on a quest for vengeance, a boy who will bring the horrors of the Ripper to the New World.
©1993 Richard Laymon (P)2011 Audio Realms, all rights reserved. Published by Brilliance Audio.
My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books.
FOR A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS SHE SEEMED A TRIFLE BOSSY
Having read two of Laymon's shorter works, this was not what I expected. While it had plenty of bodies being cut up in the first three hours, it was written in a 1800's London style. The writing style took away from any possible suspense and made the horror parts seem almost comical. If this had been a six to eight hour book, I could have hung on, but having to listen to another ten hours, just seemed daunting.
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