A recent bout of illness (nothing serious) saw me racing through a few tomes. As a complete sea change from Laymon's excesses, I polished off an ex-library (Hardback! Aieeee!) copy of Snowbeast! No excessive gore and no dodgy smut, but a rattling good tale of a Scots Yeti, a feverish monk, some rubbish climbers, a snowed-in Caledonian village, the Rob Roy Hotel - scene of much boozing and rabble-rousing by those who've had their dogs murdered, to raise a Universal Horror style group of villagers (with battery powered torches - and shotguns) to hunt down the beastie. Wildly mental volcanic hippie ending. Will try to throw up a cover later.
His books rarely turn up in this neck of the woods. The last one I found was Ants, but everyone's been so horrible about it, i'm worried it might be another Zombie!, all cover painting, very little else to recommend it. Snowbeast sounds much more the ticket. You should grab that copy of Hound Of Frankenstein while you can, KC!
Great to have you back among the living dead, Franklin.
From the first, I set myself against "literature"; the story was the thing, and no amount of style could persuade me to select a story that lacked genuine, unadulterated horror. For those who wanted something high-brow there was plenty.
Post by doomovertheworld on Mar 1, 2013 8:55:17 GMT
I recently finished my first Peter Tremayne which was The Morrow Rises!. I would agree the person (sorry i can't remember who it was) who posted that it does boast a rather eye catching front cover. The cover promises rather more than the actual book delivers. In essence what we have here is a 1950s creature feature which has been boosted with additional, but not too much mind you, 80s era gore & sex. It even has the same reason as films like Them! et al had for there monsters to go on the rampage (radiation). I had an absolute blast with it. are the rest of his creature feature books e.g. The Ants in a similar vein to this one?
Wow ! the Snowbeast hardback cover is pretty poor isn't it. Did Sphere ever do a paperback of this ? Trollnight and Zombie artwork style. I believe Tremayne is a good writer, its just the titles, covers and subject matter are very misleading to actually what he writes and how he actually tells the story. Although I say it again Angelus was a good book.