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Demon Night

3.29  ·  Rating Details ·  114 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
A young man awakes from a recurring nightmare to find that, once again, his apartment has been destroyed: the TV is on fire, the mirrors shattered, the aquarium exploded with such force that shards of glass are embedded in the opposite wall; and once again a voice is saying, Come home... And so he does. Home is the small Maine town where his parents were both killed in a ...more
Paperback, 340 pages
Published December 1st 2007 by iBooks (first published 1988)
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Oct 04, 2008 Lara rated it really liked it
I liked this book very much. It is a different genre from what I normally read...but well worth the read. It took me a little longer than normal to read this...mostly because I would end up having nightmares about the story. It is spooky and very well written. I'm glad I picked up at the book store for a dollar. It was a dollar well spent. If you like something a little spooky and written really well....give Demon Night a read. You will enjoy it!
Mar 03, 2012 Bandit rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yes, this is another one of those "evil lurks in a small town in Maine" horror novels, but it is very well done. Well written with strong likable characters. The author has since moved on to much more lucrative comics, tv and film with success and, as a fan of his for years, it's nice to see that he is equally talented as a novelist. Solid 3.5 stars. Recommended to horror fans.
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Reseña de Sergio Robla para Zona Negativa:

Las cuevas…
Eso es lo último que señaló su padre, entre los hierros retorcidos en que se había convertido el coche. Las cuevas que se abrían como una boca maléfica al otro extremo del lago.
Eric revive en sus pesadillas una y otra vez el accidente de tráfico que mató a sus padres y cuando despierta su apartamento está completamente destrozado, resuena una voz en el interior de su cabeza que le dice: “Vuelve a casa…”
Dony Grayman
Novela de terror de JMS publicada en castellano por Norma, como el #13 de su ya difunta Colección Brainstorming.
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Feb 12, 2008 Nancy Oakes rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
In an afterword, the author describes how this book came to be. He was looking for a good horror read, scanned the shelves, read synopses, yada yada yada, and still couldn't come up with anything that reached out and grabbed him. So he decided to entertain himself & write the novel he wanted to read. I can feel his pain...normally I work very hard to find just the right horror novel to read. Demon Night, provides a small edge of suspense which I like in a good horror novel, and it ...more
Oct 05, 2014 Russell rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I was going to rate this book 2 stars until I realized that I didn't enjoy one moment of reading it. The book should really be about 200 pages, not 340. They way it's printed/written with chapter breaks etc add about an extra 100 printed pages to a very thin plot.

It hurts me to say it, because I really love JMS (especially his comic book work), but this book is a must skip for his fans. Read Rising Stars or Supreme Power instead.
Jun 18, 2009 Eric rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Horror fans
Shelves: fantasy, horror
JMS' Demon Night is a pretty standard Chosen Hero vs. Evil Force horror/fantasy. What made it stand out from the masses of other books with a similar premise is the characters.

The author takes his time establishing the primary players in the drama to unfold, giving us a glimpse into their lives and minds. In this regard, it was very similar to reading a mid-80s King novel.
Nov 27, 2013 Craig rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yes, -that- J. Michael Stracznski, though it appeared before B5. Who knew? It's really a pretty good horror novel, in a King-influenced vein. It's well worth settling in with next to the fireplace on a winter evening!
Nov 28, 2010 Terrence rated it did not like it
Very run of the mill, evil forces in a Maine town... two outsiders (one a former resident when he was a child, the other a complete stranger) falling in love and battling... yeah, was so unthrilled I never got to the halfway point and gave up.
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Joseph Michael Straczynski (born July 17, 1954), known professionally as J. Michael Straczynski and informally as Joe Straczynski or JMS, is an American writer and television producer. He works in films, television series, novels, short stories, comic books, and radio dramas. He is a playwright, a former journalist, and author of The Complete Book of Scriptwriting. He was the creator and ...more
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