Blood Games by Richard Laymon

Posted on 6th January 2011 in Reviews

blood-games-coverIf the characters in Blood Games were aware of the unwritten, but assumed (by genre fans anyway), rules of horror novels then they’d probably think twice about taking their yearly, week-long adventure and thrill seeking vacation at the now abandoned holiday-spot the Totem Pole Lodge.

But for the five girls, close friends since their hell-raising college days, if it doesn’t involve actions of excess, high-spirits and general risk-taking, then it’s probably not something worth pursuing.

Threads of some of the girls’ more extreme past actions, often in relation to injustices upon their ilk whilst in college, are peppered throughout the book, particularly in its early chapters.  These are generally wild and crazy recollections, sometimes veering on the extreme, and offer a fair back-story regarding the characters whilst allowing Laymon to get down to the nitty-gritty of building the present-day story arc. Click here to read more.. »