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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Feature; New Ed edition (10 Oct. 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 074723549X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747235491
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 2.6 x 17.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 132,055 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Richard Laymon has an MA in English Literature from Loyola University, LA. After a variety of jobs, he now works full-time as a writer and lives with his wife and daughter. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chris Hall TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 4 Feb. 2009
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First published back in 1990, `One Rainy Night' came at half way through Laymon's career.

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.

From very early on the reader is thrown into the nail biting tension and claustrophobic fear that surrounds the town as the story spirals into an almost post-apocalyptic scenario that is not too dissimilar in feel to Laymon's classic novel `The Quake' that came out five years later.

The blood starts spilling from every page, with moments that appear to be lifted straight from any one of Romero's `Dead' series.

A somewhat weak sub-plot is threaded loosely along the novels storyline, that half tries to explain the mysterious turn of events as some sort of voodoo curse that was visited upon the town in the way of revenge for crimes upon a particular family. This half-baked explanation is not necessary to the overall enjoyment and structure of the novel, but does not really detract at all from the tale.

Yet again, Laymon throws in a collection of comic book style colourful characters that are brought to vivid life with their individual loveable and instantly identifiable traits.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 Aug. 1999
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A warm black rain starts falling in a small town, the strange rain has a terrifying effect on the behavior of the locals.......... Laymon is on top form here, this delivers everything you have come to expect from the author. In spades. The action does not stop for a second, dragging you brutally along at a breakneck pace. Do not start this book unless you have time to finish it NOW, you will not want to put it down !
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One Rainy Night by Richard Laymon is set in a small American town called Bixby. Everything is pretty much quiet until the night before it starts raining. A black teenager was murdered by his classmates for his association with an ex - girlfriend of their leader, Buddy.

When the rain starts everything changes. The rain is black and when it touches people they turn into psychopathic maniacs, bent on destruction.

The book follows the stories of several main charactors. One of the first we are introduced to are mother and daughter Maureen and Lisa. Lisa was the girlfriend of the black boy who was murdered, and together with her mother, she goes to the police station, where they meet Trevor, another main charactor, and together they first plan to leave the town...

Another main charactor is teenager Denise, who is babysitting Kara, and whilst it is raining outside, she calls her boyfriend Tom to come over and keep her company...

Kara's parents, John and Lynn are at a resturant for the night, when it is suddenly invaded, and the people in the resturant have a deep fear of being overrun...

The book also follows the story of Buddy and his friends, and inevitably certian charactor's stories cross...

The book is well written which is usual for Laymon, and there is never a dull moment. As the title suggests it all takes place in one horrific night. There is a good point made in one of the themes of the book, which I can't really talk about as it would give away an important piece of the plot!

Classic Richard Laymon, definitly worth the read.
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The plot of One Rainy Night is about as simple as it gets; a black teenager is murdered, the next night a black rain starts falling that drives anyone it touches to commit acts of murderous violence. That's it.

This doesn't mean the plot is dull. Laymon spins out four different plot lines, with characters that are interesting & well rounded. The reader is treated to a wide variety of characters as well, including a few fulfilling the Antagonist role along with the rain itself.

Some of the description is a bit vague in places, with the real detail saved for the descriptions of the various violent acts committed throughout the story, keeping the reader well aware of the peril around the characters. The pace is good, the story never feels like it's about to grind to a halt, Laymon obviously knew who was going to do what & when & the time scale feels right for the events that are unfolding.

One Rainy Night is, in essence, an apocalypse, Zombie-esc story that avoids the ever present 'Night Of The Living Dead' cliché, making the 'infected' fast moving, highly mobile & extremely deadly.

If you like your horror with plenty of violence, pace, & action with an attention grabbing plot all wrapped up in a narrative that's easy to digest, then One Rainy Night is an excellent choice.
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