One Rainy Night

One Rainy Night

by Richard Laymon

A soaking-wet line of movie-goers smashes its way into a theater to slaughter the people inside.

A loving wife attacks her husband, still beating his head against the floor long after he's dead.

  • Language: English
  • Category: Horror
  • Rating: 3.88
  • Pages: 410
  • Publish Date: February 1st 2000 by Leisure Books
  • Isbn10: 0843946903
  • Isbn13: 9780843946901

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Toby Barnes (Head of Maintenance) introduces himself to Hanson, telling him what he knows about the victim, which isn't much. Also, if an unaffected person touches someone who is affected by the black rain; then it won't turn them into a crazy person; only direct contact with the rain will make people turn; not secondary contact - although, some of them are crazy anyway.

ONE RAINY NIGHT is a simple story...toxic rain, makes people go crazy. But the way that Laymon describes how the people go crazy is the real beauty of this novel. It's a bit over-the-top, but Laymon's writing style more than makes up for it.

I would shelf One Rainy Night as "Classic" Laymon. Filled with gore, sex and wacky characters, One Rainy Night is a must read for any Laymon fan, or anyone out to experience an awesome horror read.

Lluvia negra (A Rainy Night, 1991) es una novela brutal, visceral, escrita en el típico estilo de Richard Laymon, sin complejos, mezclando violencia, sangre y sexo. Sin embargo, Laymon no se corta a la hora de mostrarnos que hasta el más bueno es capaz de lo peor en una mala situación, así como el mal sólo puede ir a peor. Hay sangre, sí, al igual que violencia y escenas escabrosas (a Laymon le apodan el Stephen King sin conciencia), pero también es la lucha por la supervivencia de unos personajes sin experiencia alguna a la hora de luchar.

Following Laymon's fast paced, action packed, blood filled formula for creating a novel that will be adored by many horror fans, One Rainy Night' does not disappoint when it comes to an intensive splatter-punk style tale of blood lust and unrelenting violence. With huge similarities to novels such as James Herbert's The Fog', David Moody's Hater' and Danny Boyle's 2002 film '28 Days Later...', One Rainy Night' sees a large proportion of the population (in this case the vast majority of a town), turn into psychotic killers when they are subjected to the mysterious black rain that starts falling on the town.

I read some reviews about racism in this book... One day I will stop reading reviews because of stupid things like that. "Oh there wasn't a lot of black character" "Oh that serie is all whites?" "Oh the deversity of cultural aspects is not that real" - "Oh the girl on the cover is a bit whiter than the character in the book" - "Ohh my the Whitewash of the writers" - "Oh the black always die first on the horror movie." I'm sick of reading things like this and they are from WHITE PEOPLE. I think some writers are now portraying some black characters because of this intimidation. I remember reading Brian Keene's Dead Sea book portraying a black gay character and I thought that being gay didn't matter a little bit to the story. If a writer wants to write a neo-nazi character and portraying it as the king of the block why shouldn't they do it? This book deals with a voodoo curse that befalls in a little town after the death of a black youth. This is both a criticism and a praise. - I get that most humans think of sex every hour. - We "see" all girls from this book Naked, partially naked. - We know that every girl on this book is a greek goddess. First not all girls are greek goddess but everyone was slim and big breasted girls (like Lara Croft) and they all get naked at some point of the book. Final Thoughts/Advisable If you want to read a fast-paced book with sex and gore elements (like chainsaw massacre) go right ahead.

Been a long time since I have read a Laymon book so this was certainly a pleasure to embark upon. As I have said before as far as Laymon's stuff goes, you either like him or you don't. In this book we start out with a murder of a black teen, he was burned to death. If you like Laymon but have not yet read this one that you really must try it out.

Also published under the name Richard Kelly