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The Light at the End by John Skipp

The Light at the End (edition 2000)

by John Skipp

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Title:The Light at the End
Authors:John Skipp
Info:Stealth Press (2000), Hardcover, 384 pages
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A Gory, Dark, Vampire Tale

This book was recommended on several Vampire Reading Lists with the warning it was a darkly-told story. It was that and more - more gore! A spine-chilling adrenaline rush, especially the final Book 3. The writing was quite good for the most part, occasionally annoying in style. The 80's NYC setting was well done and the characters were well-defined. Rudy the Vampire was a real bad-ass. Very suspenseful, if you can stand the graphic scenes. I found it just this side of queasy-making, but then I haven't liked out and out "horror" since I was 25. An unsettling story and a good successor to Dracula. ( )
  Zumbanista | Jul 19, 2012 |
i liked this twist on vampire mythology and presentation. as usual, Spector and Skipp please with disturbing twists and unsettling splatter. however, most of the characters were not believable, and the central vampire antagonist of the story was incredibly impotent to the point of being a colossal wimp, taking a lot away from the fright factor. still, there were enough unexpected twists and novel vampire characterizations to make this a fun read. ( )
  mel-L-co0l-j | Nov 26, 2011 |
Splatter punk vampires in the subways of Manhattan. Gory as all get out, and fun as hell. Need I say more? ( )
  avanta7 | Apr 24, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0553254510, Mass Market Paperback)

An adrenaline-charged tale of unrelenting suspense that sparks with raw and savage energy... The newspapers scream out headlines that spark terror across the city. Ten murders on the New York City subway. Ten grisly crimes that defy all reason -- no pattern, no m.o., no leads for police to pursue. The press dubs the fiend the "Subway Psycho"; the NYPD desperately seeks their quarry before the city erupts in mass hysteria. But they won't find what they're looking for.

Because they all think that the killer is human.

Only a few know the true story -- a story the papers will never print. It is a tale of abject terror and death written in grit and steel... and blood. The tale of a man who vanished into the bowels of the urban earth one night, taken by a creature of unholy evil, then left as a babe abandoned on the doorstep of Hell. Now he is back, driven by twin demons of rage and retribution.

He is unstoppable. And we are all his prey... unless a ragtag band of misfit souls will dare to descend into a world of manmade darkness, where the real and unreal alike dwell in endless shadow. A place where humanity has been left behind, and the horrifying truth will dawn as a madman's chilling vendetta comes to light...

Filled with gripping drama and harrowing doomsday dread, The Light at the End is the book that ushered in a bold new view of humankind's most ancient and ruthless evil; a mesmerizing novel from two acknowledged masters of spellbinding suspense.

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