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Death Song

3.33  ·  Rating Details ·  9 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Billie Lee Kidd was the new queen of country music, but the little gal from New Mexico had picked the wrong song to sing. Because all around her, people were dying hideously, destroyed by voices that sang fiendish tunes of dark, dreaded terror. A chorus of doom was ushering in the reign of evil on earth, and unless Billie Lee could find a way to drown out the demonic ...more
Paperback, 287 pages
Published October 3rd 1989 by Onyx
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Jul 16, 2015 Josh rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror, own
Well, that was a hell of a ride. Way over the top. Ancient death cults, ocular obliteration, cosmic horror, songs that melt bone, death by instantaneous reverse evolution, a surplus of unlikely explosions, and many more wonders await.
That said it is a tense read and the tone is mostly dark and dingy, but there are a bunch of those moments that have you simultaneously disgusted and cackling with glee. The pacing is spot on, too, considering it takes place over a day. Fun times.
Jan 04, 2013 Traummachine rated it liked it
3.5 stars:

I kind of had low expectations for this book. I loved the first two books I'd read by Borton, but the last book (Dreamhouse) was just a little bit disappointing. Still enjoyable and fun, but not up to par with the other two. Since Deathsong's plot even sounded cheesy, my hopes were low. To be honest, I even put it off for a while, expecting to be let down.

And...I wasn't. This was probably as good as Shadow Dance. Lots of great tension, good imagery and possibly his most Lovecraftian bo
Nov 25, 2014 DJMikeG rated it liked it
More pulpy horror mayhem from Douglas Borton. I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as the other books I've read by him, "Kane" and "Manstopper", but I was very much impressed by the ridiculous lengths this book goes to wow you. Its non-stop insanity from front to back, wayyyyy over the top, but Borton gets kudos for how well he sells the madness. Ultra violent, gross beyond description and out of its friggin head, this is a book for a particular type of reader. If you like Edward Lee's works, ...more
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Aka Michael Prescott and Brian Harper.

Douglas Child Borton, Jr. grew up in New Jersey and attended Wesleyan University, then moved to Los Angeles and pursued a career as a screenwriter. After working with several independent producers, he eventually switched to writing novels, a much less stressful occupation. He has published eight thrillers, from Comes the Dark (1999) to Mortal Faults (2006), an
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