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Worm

3.27  ·  Rating Details ·  11 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published May 21st 1987 by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (first published 1987)
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Jack Tripper
May 29, 2016 Jack Tripper rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
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1988 Bart Books mass-market, 189 pages.

(Updated 5/29/16)

After having been very impressed by Harry Adam Knight's* Slimer last week, I immediately ordered a couple more books of his. I started reading this one right away upon it's arrival, and while it wasn't nearly on the same level as the aforementioned, it was still a decent little time-waster.

As opposed to the non-stop horror of Slimer, Worm takes the form of a detective/police procedural novel. Various people in London are ending up dead, wi
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K.T. Katzmann
Jun 21, 2016 K.T. Katzmann rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Horror GMs wanting a blueprint for villains
Shelves: crime, giant-critters
Crime, with occasional monster.

In a well-paced opening sequence, a woman dies in mid-surgery as a three foot-long tapeworm bursts out of her gut. The victim's sister hires a private detective who's even slobbier than the norm, and we're off to the races.

Of a mystery novel.

Y'see, the worms barely appear in the rest of the book. You'll get an occasional few pages with an attack or sequence, but it mostly focuses on the hard-bitten detective fighting a very slimmed-down mix of a Fu Manchu operatio
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Pseudonym of John Brosnan

John Raymond Brosnan was an Australian writer of both fiction and non-fiction works based around the fantasy and science fiction genres. He was born in Perth, Western Australia, and died in South Harrow, London, from acute pancreatitis. He sometimes published under the pseudonyms Harry Adam Knight, Simon Ian Childer (both sometimes used together with Leroy Kettle), James
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