9 journalers for this copy...
So far, of all the Laymon novels I've read, Funland
is my number one favorite! I've had this in my collection for some time, and thought now would be a good time (today being the 4th anniversary of RL's death, may he rest in peace) to offer this up as a bookring to some friends who love Laymon as much as I do!
The seaside resort of Boleta Bay is not the carefree place it used to be. A series of unexpected disappearances has cast a dark shadow over summer pleasures. And holiday-makers are being threatened by a growing army of leering, foul-mouthed bums who have taken over the promenade.
But now Boleta Bay is fighting back. Convinced that the down-and-outs are behind the abductions, a gang of local teenagers decide to wreak violent revenge. Led by the charismatic Tanya, the gang graduate from simple beatings to more sinister punishments. And as they grow more daring, their campaign leads them to the old abandoned Funhouse, where the real truth of the disappearances awaits them...
Journal Entry 3
Bookring in Suebo's place, Horrortrades -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Released 16 yrs ago (2/22/2005 UTC) at Bookring in Suebo's place, Horrortrades -- Controlled Releases
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Sending out today to start the bookring.....
Book arrived safe and sound in Philly, PA. Thanks! Can't wait to get hook on Laymon!
Journal Entry 5
Bookcrosser in -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings --, Michigan USA on Thursday, March 24, 2005
Released 16 yrs ago (3/24/2005 UTC) at Bookcrosser in -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings --, Michigan USA
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Releasing as part of a bookring
Woo hoo! A day with a Laymon is a good day indeed. :)
Thanks for sharing this one, Jare, and thanks, Suebo, for passing it my way. I'll read it, cherish it, devour a bit of it, and send the bloody carcass on to Ms. Anni99 when I'm finished.
I just finished this last night. I have to admit that for the first 350 pages, I was thinking that this would be my least favorite Laymon novel. :( It just seemed to be slow in getting started, and nothing seemed to be happening. The last 100 pages, however, are awesome. I had to keep reading to finish, and my pulse was racing! Still, I wish that this one had been edited better. It definitely doesn't need 500 pages to tell the story. Funland may not be one of my top favorites by Laymon, but at least he came through for me in the end!
If I make it to the post office in time, this one will go out to Anni99 today. If not, it will be next week! Thanks again for sharing!
I agree with mellion108. Definitely not the normally fast paced Laymon read. I think he tried to challenge himself with this novel and actually did a pretty good job. His characters seemed more 'life like' (aside from one character that seemed to switch his nature..but I find that a Laymon trait to be honest and look for it in his books). I enjoyed the ending and once I hit those last one hundred pages I couldn't put the book down(It took me awhile though to get to that point). Definitely a page turner there at the end.
This came yesterday and this is the first chance I've had to journal it. My daughter grabbed it right away and has finished it already but she won't tell me anything. Will journal again when finished.
I agree with the above - at first it was a bit slow (read here: not very bloody), but it did definately pick up. This trolling this actually did happen somewhere? Bizarre. I love the first shocking moment when someone loses their head - literally. Not my Fav Laymon but one I'll definately remember. Thanks for sharing - it will continue on it's way tomorrow.
Got it! Thanks for sharing. I'll start it as soon as I finish up my current read and will report back then. Later (9/19/05):
This one is in my bag and I plan to start it sometime today. Man, it's heavy though. It's been a long while since I've hefted around a 500 page book! 9/29/05:
Just checking in with a little update. I've been lugging this with me everywhere and reading little bits whenever I can but there are so many characters that I keep forgetting who is who. Particularly Robin who I keep confusing with one of the trollers. I'm finding it hilarious that most of the characters speak like adolescent boys (particularly the female police officer!) It's not as fast paced as some of the other Laymon books I've read but it's still grabbed my attention. More later . .
Journal Entry 12
Bookring in n/a, Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Friday, September 30, 2005
Released 15 yrs ago (9/30/2005 UTC) at Bookring in n/a, Bookring -- Controlled Releases
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
This one lost me, I'm sad to say. I'm just too distracted to finish and don't want to end up holding on to it for months on end. I made it nearly halfway through and then found myself skipping ahead because I just couldn't focus. I'm mailing it off to Maurean
Thank you all for sharing!
I got a few books in todays mail, and this was amongst them. I'm right in the middle of a couple reads currently, but I'm a fast reader, I promise! (You can check my progress on my shelf) and, I will get to this in short order, and journal again when I'm through.
Looking forward to another Laymon tale...
I first want to apologize to all of you following me on this ring for holding on to it for so long. I have not read this tale, unfortunately, as I am currently recovering from surgery, and have been negligent in my bookcrossing duties!
Jare, I do appriciate your sharing this one with all of us, and as not to hold on to it any longer, I have mailed it today, off to oldbroad in Wa.
Received today from Maurean. I am reading a book that I have to finish by Sunday, so will start on "Funland" the first of next week.
I've been curious about Richard Laymon for a long time, and this is the first book of his that I've read. I think my expectations were too high, as I had the idea that Laymon writes a different kind of horror novel that is truly frightening. I found this book to be much too long, and I wasn't too impressed with the writing. It's not that it isn't good, it was just disappointing to me.
Postal release to superddupamom in Ohio.
This book has washed ashore at the Lost Book Island after not being heard from for many months. This new arrival will be shown to a room and be allowed a bit of rest before being introduced to the many fun things to do here at the island.
All around there are books sipping cool drinks under shady palms while other books participate in a wide variety of beach sports. There is plenty of sand, surf and sun here for all of the lost and wayward books to enjoy.
It is hoped that very soon a new journal entry will come to rescue this book from the island and send it back out into the BookCrossing world so that it may continue on its journey. It is hoped that the new journal entry will tell all the interested parties where this book has been this long time and where it will be traveling to next.