Resurrection Dreams

by Richard Laymon | Horror |
ISBN: 035332306x Global Overview for this book
Registered by Jenny-G of Croydon, Victoria Australia on 6/15/2003
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14 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Jenny-G from Croydon, Victoria Australia on Sunday, June 15, 2003
Don't remember.

From cover:
"Melvin was definitely the biggest creep in Ellsworth High, and the other kids mercilessly taunted him for his odd looks and weird behaviour. Vicki was the only one to stand up for him but even she had to admit he'd gone too far when he dug up a body and attempted to bring it back to life with the aid of a car battery.

Years later Vicki still has nightmares about Melvin's 'joke' and now that she's back in Ellsworth, she knows she'll have to see him again. Recently released from a mental institution, Melvin is acting stranger than ever. His experiments with the dead have progressed and as soon as he can get Vicki - or rather her body - where he wants her, he can realize his most chilling dream of all..."

Journal Entry 2 by Jenny-G from Croydon, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, July 01, 2003
How come I forgot this read ?

No wonder Laymon is such a well-known writer of horror stories, this was great !

Pace was fast, and I was so tempted to skip ahead and read what was about to happen. Even found myself turning back to see what I'd missed earlier.

Shall now pack this off and send onto Tugboat, so he may not only enjoy it, pass it onto other BookCrossing Laymon fans.

Journal Entry 3 by Jenny-G at http://tugboat.bookcrossing.com in Jonesboro, Georgia USA on Wednesday, July 02, 2003
CONTROLLED RELEASE

Posted off today, Wednesday July 2 2003, to tugboat in Jonesboro, Georgia USA from Croydon, and I hope you like the special stamps.

Update: Have now included this as the first book of my 'Lifetime Release Challenge', with thanks to all who made journal entries.

Journal Entry 4 by tugboat from Jonesboro, Georgia USA on Sunday, July 13, 2003
This was waiting on me when I got back from vacation. Hot Dog! Thanks Jenny.

Journal Entry 5 by tugboat at Wiley Ford Post Office in Wiley Ford, West Virginia USA on Wednesday, August 06, 2003
Released on Wednesday, August 06, 2003 at Wiley Ford Post Office in Wiley Ford, West Virginia USA.

This one is headed to fellow bookcrosser jamieh2003.

Hope that you enjoy it as much as I did and will pass it along to another hungry reader.

Journal Entry 6 by jamieh2003 from Wiley Ford, West Virginia USA on Monday, August 11, 2003
Received it today, thanks tugboat!

Journal Entry 7 by wingjarewing from Port Richey, Florida USA on Friday, August 22, 2003
Was so great to re-read this awesome tale! I am a huge Richard Laymon fan, and this is my second favorite of his works.

This book is now traveling in a bookring. It's a pretty simple concept really. A group of people sign up, one person reads the book, then passes it on to the next person, on down the line. When you get the book, please journal stating that it has arrived, and again after you have read the book with your thoughts. Click on the person on the list below you, send them a PM for their address and send it on. Happy Bookcrossing, folks, and hope you enjoy the book!!

Bookring started 10-11-2003


bookfan23 (USA)
anonymous reader (USA)
buffyfan (NY, USA)
Bug007 (USA)
LaurieS (NH, USA)
aset01 (France)
kalahari (Portugal) -- not answering PMs
spaceystacey (NJ, USA)
reverends (NJ, USA) -- asked to skipped
Maurean (FL, USA) - shipped 04-07
kymberlie (TX, USA) -- no answer to PMs, book assumed lost in transit.
shellyann (USA)
Suebo PA, USA
Then back to me!

**** Person whose name is bold currently has the book.

Journal Entry 8 by bookfan23 from Salem, Virginia USA on Saturday, October 18, 2003
Well, I received this book from my buddy Jarrod on Wednesday and by Friday it was history. Very readable and soo funny at times! I loved the character of Patricia...she reminded me so much of one of our horror trade buddies - minus the boobs. I can't wait to get my hands on another Laymon book - they are such awesome reads!

Journal Entry 9 by bookfan23 at Controlled Release in Vineland, New Jersey USA on Monday, October 20, 2003
Released on Monday, October 20, 2003 at via USPS to a friend in Vineland, New Jersey USA.

Sending this one out to Ms. Anni - one of my trading partners in crime...

Journal Entry 10 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Wednesday, November 12, 2003
A friend sent me the book. I plan on passing it forward to another friend. I would have given this book a 9 (as it is so far my favorite Laymon read to date) but it does have quite a few spelling errors that can pull you out of the overall reading experience, but definitely worth the time to read!!

CAUGHT IN VINELAND NJ CUMBERLAND

Journal Entry 11 by buffyfan from Rochester, New York USA on Friday, December 05, 2003
I'm looking forward to reading this. The came to be in a book ring, and when I finish it, I'll pass it along to the next person in line. :O)

Journal Entry 12 by Bug007 from Duluth, Minnesota USA on Saturday, January 24, 2004
I really enjoyed the book and flew through it in record time. It was sick, twisted, and everything a good horror book should be. Liked the ending.

Thanks for including me on this bookring. It was a fun book.

Journal Entry 13 by BarkLessWagMore from Merrimack, New Hampshire USA on Monday, April 12, 2004
Just received Friday. What is up with media mail taking two and 1/2 months? This is the third book in the past few months that arrived by the slow boat to China. I have one in front of this and will get to it asap.

Journal Entry 14 by BarkLessWagMore from Merrimack, New Hampshire USA on Saturday, May 01, 2004
I started reading this the other night. It's my first Laymon (although I have tons of his stuff in my tbr pile) and I'm liking it a whole lot. The goriness and obvious delight the author is having with the often icky storyline are exactly what I need right now. I find it pretty amusing that most of the men in this story are coming across as perverts (or maybe that's just my take on things?) ;) Will write more later . . .


Journal Entry 15 by BarkLessWagMore from Merrimack, New Hampshire USA on Friday, May 14, 2004
This is an amusingly vile take on the back from the grave plot. Laymon takes twisted delight in creating Melvin, a junk food ingesting geek with an all consuming desire to bring back a woman from the dead. He uses old tomes with recipes/spells to bring the dead back to life but never truly believes it’ll work (we would’ve heard about on the news if were possible, wouldn’t we?!). Somehow his most recent *recipe* works and then the fun begins as he’s unprepared to deal with the consequences. It’s quite entertaining in a morbid, dark-humor kind of way.

Vicki was unfortunate enough to witness Melvin’s first attempt at resurrection when they were teens at the same high school and has horrible nightmares ever since. Now she’s a doctor and headed back to her home town and decides (quite ridiculously, if you ask me) to visit Melvin (he owns the local gas station) and get it out of the way. Melvin always liked Vicki because she was the only person who was nice to him as a teen. Now that Vicki is all grown up Melvin likes Vicki a whole lot more and develops an unhealthy obsession and starts some serious stalker-like behavior.

Vicki and her friend Ace decide the only way to end Melvin’s obsession with Vicki is to shatter the illusion. So these two brainiacs concoct a plan where Vicki will “date” Melvin thus shattering his dreams of the perfect “dream girl” once he realizes Vicki isn’t entirely inaccessible to him. Okaaaaay! This, of course, only allows Melvin closer access to her life and causes more trouble (and more grossities!) I found this book extremely funny and was especially amused at all of the perverted men populating the story. The thing that cracked me up the most was the “resurrected” people who all came back as raving sex fiends. Eyeballs gouged out? Hands burned to a crisp? Half a noggin’ gone a-missing? Fear not, one can still get excited and easily grab the nearest breast with nearly a fumble!

For those who care about such things be warned that this book would’ve benefited by another round of the red pen. See page 109 for example. Two characters are in the same room talking about trivial things like biting hands and such when in the next sentence (not chapter) they’re suddenly in separate rooms and it seems like we’ve missed a huge section of naughty goings-on. Hey, I want to know why all of the good stuff went missing! It was disconcerting and jarred me right out of the story but that’s the nitpicky reviewer in me (sorry, it’s hard to shut off).

Anyway, this was my first Laymon but definitely not my last and I thank you all for sharing this book with me and helping me to get through a rough couple of weeks. I do apologize for holding it so long and will send it out to France first thing Monday morning.

Released on Sunday, May 16, 2004 at Private Residence in Bookring, postal release USA.

Mailing off to aset01 Enjoy!

Journal Entry 17 by aset01 from Carpentras, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France on Saturday, July 17, 2004
Well. it has just arrived to me. I never read a Richar Laymon book before but as i know a little about Jarod's taste i'm certainly inf or a treat.

Journal Entry 18 by aset01 from Carpentras, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France on Tuesday, July 27, 2004
Just read it and ready to send it to Portugal. I really liked it except... I always check some logic in things and thoses zombies are too clever and have too much vocabulary for people who are supposed to be totally amnesics

Journal Entry 19 by lauraloo29 from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Thursday, November 25, 2004
Arrived today. Not sure why it came to me....... Not really my style of book. Although I do enjoy mysteries! :) I'll find out who this is supposed to go to and insert it in my to be mailed pile.

Journal Entry 20 by lauraloo29 from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Friday, December 03, 2004
I am mailing this off to Spaceystacy today. I must say I am disappointed in this book being sent to the wrong person and no apologies or concern expressed. I realize this is an old ray and appears to have been stalled for a bit. I am a good bookcrosser and didn't want to hold this book up, but it has cost me money I was hoping to send one of my own books on.

Journal Entry 21 by spaceystacey from Bridgeton, New Jersey USA on Sunday, January 02, 2005
Received in the post just before Christmas. Will be reading and then journalling again.


1/3/05 Reverends has asked to be skipped as has copy of book. Will be contacting maureen.

I enjoyed the read. It moved quickly and held my attention. This would not have typically been a novel that I would pick up and read if it were not for bookcrossing. Thank you for including me in this bookring.


3/19/05 Mailing out to Maureen in Florida.

Journal Entry 22 by Maurean from Atlantic Beach, Florida USA on Monday, March 28, 2005
This arrived in today's mail; I have a few I must get to first, but you can see my progress on my shelf (I'm a fast reader, I promise!) & I'll journal here again as soon as I've read this.

Journal Entry 23 by Maurean from Atlantic Beach, Florida USA on Tuesday, April 12, 2005
AS usual with Laymon, I found this book gorey, horrific and down right fun to read! Laymon's books are like watching a cheesy B horror flick; one of my all-time favorite pasttimes...yeah, you need a vivid imagination and a suspension of reality to get 'sucked in', but boy oh boy, is it worth it!

Thanks for sharing this gor-rific tale, and I will send this along to Kimberlie on my next PO run (already have her addy, and its ready to travel!!) *mailed 4/16

Journal Entry 24 by wingjarewing from Port Richey, Florida USA on Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Sadly, this bookring seems to have become lost. The book was last heard from on 04-16 when it was put in the mail. No response from Kimberlie as to the status, so looks like this one is a goner. One can always hope that wherever it is, it will check in with us again someday.....

Journal Entry 25 by lostbookisland on Sunday, February 12, 2006
This poor book seems to have gotten lost and has turned to the Lost Book Island for shelter against the horrible postal elements. Here the book will be allowed to lounge and relax or frolic and play as its little heart desires.

It is hoped that one day soon this book will be given a new journal entry so that it might tell all of the interested parties where it has been these many long months and if it will ever get the chance to resume the bookring that it once started out on.

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