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Dec 12, 2018 - 11:32 AM By Richard Laymon

One moment Pamela is a newly wed with a loving husband and a comfortable home The next, she s the prisoner of a killer who has lusted after her since high school.Meanwhile, scaredy cat Norman has had his car taken over by bad boy Duke and hitch hiker Boots Together the lawless pair take him on a wild journey that looks like it s heading straight for the electric chair.ThOne moment Pamela is a newly wed with a loving husband and a comfortable home The next, she s the prisoner of a killer who has lusted after her since high school.Meanwhile, scaredy cat Norman has had his car taken over by bad boy Duke and hitch hiker Boots Together the lawless pair take him on a wild journey that looks like it s heading straight for the electric chair.Then the glory bus comes along, with hope of salvation for all But the people who climb aboard don t know their destination is the furnace heat of the Mojave Desert, where a special welcome awaits them It can t be worse than what s gone before can it
  • Title: The Glory Bus: A riveting novel to terrify you this Halloween
  • Author: Richard Laymon
  • ISBN: 9780747267331
  • Page: 283
  • Format: Paperback

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Evans Light Dec 12, 2018 - 11:32 AM
The Glory Bus (AKA Into the Fire) may not be quintessential Laymon, but it is for sure essential reading if you consider yourself a fan of the Laymon brand.Per usual, I'm not going to discuss plot but rather share my general impressions of the book.It's got a lot going for it - multiple plot threads which are all mostly fun (some Laymon books feature one thread that's gloriously wicked and another that's a slog - QUAKE, I'm looking at you), and all the wacky, implausible, over the top disgusting [...]
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Addy Dec 12, 2018 - 11:32 AM
I thought this book was awesome! Definitely makes my top favorites for laymon reads. It was a crazy, wild ride and I loved It! Pamela was a likeable character and probably the only descent one in the book. Everyone else, well, you'll just have to see. This book had a few twists toward the end where you think you know what's going to happen, only, it doesn't. Classic Laymon. I think that's what makes his books so great. In other words, I find myself vouching for someone, And Laymon makes you thin [...]
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Matthew Tait Dec 12, 2018 - 11:32 AM
This latest offering from Richard Laymon is filled with mindless gore, vile characters, and a plethora of devious acts committed by them that gives one pause on the nature of modern man. It is, in short, a terrific horror story.After passing away in 2001, Laymon left us with a legacy of over thirty novels and a myriad of short, brutal stories that saw publication in magazines like Ellery Queen and Cavalier. There have been four books published since his death that are, in my humble opinion, not [...]
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Robjr73 Dec 12, 2018 - 11:32 AM
Another Laymon book to rank up there with my favorites. I loved every character and was hooked from the beginning. If you're a Laymon fan read this now. If you've never read him grab this, Savage, Funland or Night in the Lonesome October. You're Welcome.
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Andre Dec 12, 2018 - 11:32 AM
This being my seventh Richard Laymon book will be my last. It really gets annoying that EVERY one of his books has to have too much uninspired bad sex. Don't get me wrong, I'm far from being a prude, but gratuitous sex is boring and even worse when it's badly inserted as Laymon pretty much always does.Aside from that aspect, the book could have been quite good. It did linger on a bit too much before the two parties merged for the finale. After sampling Laymon books from many different years in h [...]
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James Dec 12, 2018 - 11:32 AM
Just like a tasty burger, or a delicious blood sausage, this one hit the spot. I don't think I've ever had so much fun reading, at least not in a long while. This here tale's filled with crazy characters, hilarious one-liners, and twisted misadventures. I have a couple of small complaints, but for me the good outweighed the bad by a long shot. I thought a lot about Mr. Laymon while I was reading this. I can picture him chuckling to himself and drinking Pepsi as he bravely penned the terrifying p [...]
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Adam Light Dec 12, 2018 - 11:32 AM
This was my second Laymon novel, and I have to say (after my first being Midnight's Lair) that I was pretty intrigued by his style. It was really raw and edgy. At times I felt Laymon could have reigned in the Norman story line a bit and the book would have been much faster paced. But I digress. Overall, I realized after this book that I had misses some fun reading when Laymon was alive and I am happy I discovered him late, rather than never.
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Marcos Carvalho Dec 12, 2018 - 11:32 AM
The fact that Richard Laymon published more than a dozen books should give hope to aspiring writers everywhere, because, holy shit, he writes at a 4th grade level. I enjoyed one of his books quite a bit (To Wake the Dead). That led me to read a few others by him and more often than not they leave me shocked that such juvenile drivel made it to the printers. He has another book that I like a lot, his non-fiction "biography" called A Writer's Tale. In it he bitches about publishers and editors, wh [...]
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Angelina Rose Dec 12, 2018 - 11:32 AM
I’ve read quite a few of Richard Laymon’s books. Typically to me they are “brain candy” with a very fun story (some cringe, in the best ways) but a little lacking on the plot. This book was by far my favourite of his of the ones I’ve read so far.
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Angie Dec 12, 2018 - 11:32 AM
This was an exciting book from the very beginning. There's two groups of people and they were bound to collide at some point.! On the one hand, there's Sharpe who travels around picking up people in trouble and taking them back to Pits, his town.Then there is Norman, Duke and Boots who are on a murder spree and end up on sharps bus. The characters were good, I still can't figure out Sharp, he's a very interesting and intense guy, and Norman seems to of been just caught up in events with Duke and [...]
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Peggy Dec 12, 2018 - 11:32 AM
Habe mir von den Buch sooo viel versprochen. Dachte beim Klappentext an "The Hills have Eyes" und hab mich auf ein richtig schönes Horrorbuch gefreut. Der Anfang war auch richtig gut, aber ab dem 1/3 gings fast nur noch um irgendwelche sexuellen Anspielungen und Handlungen. Spannung kam nie wirklich auf und der Kannibalismus wurde eher zur Nebensache. An sich gut zu lesen, doch wer ein Horrorbuch sucht, wird hier nicht fündig. Wirklich Schade!
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Kasey Dec 12, 2018 - 11:32 AM
I did not enjoy this book. I have read many of Laymon's books and this one is not even close to his best. The back of the book does not even explain a portion of the book where a whole new character is introduced. I was greatly disappointed with this book and based on the back I thought that this would be a very good book but it was not.
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PuMbA's MoMmy*•.♥.•* Dec 12, 2018 - 11:32 AM
*****SPOILER ALERT****** The towns secret is cannabalism & oh boy do they have an odd way of getting their meat!! Pits is a strange & creepy place. You definitely don't want to be one of Sharpe's mannequins on his bus!
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Brian Fagan Dec 12, 2018 - 11:32 AM
Next to The Traveling Vampire Show, this is Laymon's best. What a great story with excellent characters. The end gets a little predictable, but otherwise, great read.
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Deborahmacbride Dec 12, 2018 - 11:32 AM
My first read of him and I have found my favourite author.
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Charmaine Dec 12, 2018 - 11:32 AM
This is my second favourite Laymon book.
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Antje Dec 12, 2018 - 11:32 AM
"Nach einer höllischen Begegnung mit einem ehemaligen Mitschüler irrt die junge Pamela durch die kalifornische Wüste, bis sie von einem seltsamen Busfahrer aufgelesen wird. Gleichzeitig nimmt der Student Norman zwei Anhalter mit, die sich als eiskalte Psychopathen entpuppen. Alle treffen sich in dem winzigen Kaff Pits, dessen Bewohner auf den ersten Blick ganz nett zu sein scheinen - aber manche Gäste auf der Durchreise zum Fressen gern haben."Das Buch beginnt bei der jungen Pamela zu Hause. [...]
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John Bruni Dec 12, 2018 - 11:32 AM
Another great Laymon novel. He never disappoints. The ending, in particular, was very good. There is one thing that stands out about this one, though: in just about all of his other work his characters all sound the same. They speak with one voice: Laymon's. There were three characters in this one who sounded nothing like Laymon: Duke, Sharpe and Hank. They truly stand out from others in the way they talk. Highly recommended.
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Elusive Dec 12, 2018 - 11:32 AM
'The Glory Bus' kicks off with Pamela - a happy newlywed who's now a widow held captive by a guy who's been obsessed with her since high school. She's desperate to escape from his clutches before he does some obscene things to her. Meanwhile, cowardly Norman makes the mistake of not locking his car door. As a result, he's forced to let bad boy Duke take a ride with him and along the way they pick up hefty Boots, a horny girl who'd do just about anything. Ultimately all roads lead to a mysterious [...]
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Petra Donatz Dec 12, 2018 - 11:32 AM
KlappentextEs ist angerichtet Nach einer höllischen Begegnung mit einem ehemaligen Mitschüler irrt die junge Pamela durch die kalifornische Wüste, bis sie von einem höchst seltsamen Busfahrer aufgelesen wird. Gleichzeitig nimmt der harmlose Student Norman zwei Anhalter mit, die sich schnell als eiskalte Psychopathen entpuppen. Alle treffen sich in einem winzigen Kaff in der Einöde, dessen Bewohner auf den ersten Blick ganz nett zu sein scheinen - aber manche Gäste auf der Durchreise wahrha [...]
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Brian Holland Dec 12, 2018 - 11:32 AM
`Into The Fire' is an exciting yet wretched story. Most of the characters, probably all except for Pamela anyway, are somewhat despicable, to say the least. Once into the story you find yourself compelled to read on, in an effort to learn if and when the three precarious friends get what's coming to them.It's the story of a young woman who gets abducted from her home after her husband is murdered. The murderer and abductor is a crazed geek who had a crush on her back in high school. Simultaneous [...]
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Kristen Dec 12, 2018 - 11:32 AM
This book is strange and the info on the back cover is very misleading. According to the little blurb on the back you learn that Pamela will be kidnapped by Rodney who has had a crush on her since high school, the back of the book then informs us that Rodney will be shot by some guy who "rescues" Pamela only may be worse than Rodney.Sounds interesting though unfortunately most of the book is about Norman and has nothing to do at all with the Pamela story mentioned on the back. Norman is rather b [...]
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Andrew Dec 12, 2018 - 11:32 AM
BEST. LAYMON. EVER. I had a really good feeling about this one going into it. The only information I needed was the blurb on Amozon which said something about the strange town of Pits, CA and a guy who drives around in an old bus withting passengers. Let's just say they're not very talkative. I was pleasantly surprised by the second plot thread with an unlikely trio of misfits who inevitably wind up in Pits. So, as with any Laymon, you really have to suspend disbelief (or shove it violently to t [...]
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Nate Slade Dec 12, 2018 - 11:32 AM
This was a fast read, and I'd have finished it in a day or two if I hadn't had my own writing to attend to. This book is an excellent example of how good horror can be written without appeal to supernatural elements. The story, at first, follows two protagonists independently, and then their individual story lines cleave closer and closer together until one of them Oops, I almost spoiled something. I will say, though, that their are lots of spoiled things near the end and throughout. Both protag [...]
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Carl Alves Dec 12, 2018 - 11:32 AM
Into the Fire is definitely not one of Richard Laymon’s better novels. His writing is typically top notch, but this novel has characters that aren’t believable or likeable, who make stupid decisions. The plot is not remotely credible, and the story slowly spirals to a slow death.There are a couple of serapao go te story lines at work. One of them involves a trio of young adults who deci The main character in this trio is Norman, who is a winy, unlikeable wimp wde ton a crime spree with lots [...]
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Stephen Glover Dec 12, 2018 - 11:32 AM
I read this book with a certain amount of sadness as this is the last piece of work I owned of Richard Laymon before his untimely death. I have literally been holding back from reading this book for years as I wanted to savour the last offering from one of most favourite authors - in fact the author that got me hooked on horror novels.So did it live up to me expectations? Oh yes! This is absolutely classic Laymon at his finest. It's all in here, the crazy psycho's, the manic perversion, the impr [...]
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chucklesthescot Dec 12, 2018 - 11:32 AM
Pamela's husband is killed and she is abducted by a madman who has been obsessed with her since they were at school together. Salvation comes in the form of a stranger driving The Glory Bus who takes her to the safety of a small town nearby. Norman meanwhile, is driving with psycho Duke and sex mad Bones in the car, causing mayhem, as their path leads towards the same town and a bloody showdown. This was Laymon at his best-vile characters, psychos and perverts, blood and gore, all tied up in an [...]
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JD Korejko Dec 12, 2018 - 11:32 AM
Not a terrible book, but not his best, either. The inner monologues of the characters use alot of lame word play and jokes, which I suppose is kinda realistic, but it just seems silly when you're reading it. Roll your eyes kinda stuff. Also, when describing the act of sex between characters, Laymon actually calls it "making whoopee", which I've never seem him do before.Though, this book may have been one of the ones he put out after his death, so maybe a ghost writer had something to do with som [...]
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Jamierose Dec 12, 2018 - 11:32 AM
I just can't do Laymon anymore. I used to like his books for his willingness to "go there" as far as sex and violence. But the writing is just too painful. Completely unbelievable characters, having completely unbelievable dialogue, while moving through completely unbelievable situations. It just isn't worth it for a bit of guilty pleasure. Don't get me wrong. There have been a few Laymons I have thoroughly enjoyed i.e. - In the Dark, The Night in Lonesome October, Among the Missing But they are [...]
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Kay Dec 12, 2018 - 11:32 AM
Richard Laymon, though no longer with us, was in my opinion, one of the great weavers of horror tales. If you put aside all the sex he has in most of his novels, you may find they're actually quite good.Glory Bus to me wasn't one of my favorites, but it had it's moments.Laymon did in my opinion have a problem with typecasting his female characters into sex objects and victims, but then so do most horror films. I would love to see more horror novels with characters like Ellen Ripley from Alien, A [...]
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The Glory Bus: A riveting novel to terrify you this Halloween By Richard Laymon One moment Pamela is a newly wed with a loving husband and a comfortable home The next, she s the prisoner of a killer who has lusted after her since high school.Meanwhile, scaredy cat Norman has had his car taken over by bad boy Duke and hitch hiker Boots Together the lawless pair take him on a wild journey that looks like it s heading straight for the electric chair.ThOne moment Pamela is a newly wed with a loving husband and a comfortable home The next, she s the prisoner of a killer who has lusted after her since high school.Meanwhile, scaredy cat Norman has had his car taken over by bad boy Duke and hitch hiker Boots Together the lawless pair take him on a wild journey that looks like it s heading straight for the electric chair.Then the glory bus comes along, with hope of salvation for all But the people who climb aboard don t know their destination is the furnace heat of the Mojave Desert, where a special welcome awaits them It can t be worse than what s gone before can it

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