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Goodnight Moom

3.2  ·  Rating details ·  45 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews

Harry never cared for reading or writing. He never showed any interest in baseball or TV. Harry lived for other things — like the pleasing sound of living creatures screaming in agony. And the soothing feel of warm blood running through his fingers. But when his grisly experiments progressed beyond stray pets and farm animals to class
Paperback, 348 pages
Published January 1st 1989 by Zebra
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Feb 21, 2018 marked it as to-read
Bill Crider (July 28, 1941 – February 12, 2018)

Published under the pseudonym "Jack MacLane"

"Keepers of the Beast" (Zebra, 1988)
"Goodnight, Moom" (Zebra, 1989)
"Blood Dreams" (Zebra, 1989)
"Rest in Peace" (Zebra, 1990)
"Just before Dark" (Zebra, 1990)
Grady Hendrix
Jan 10, 2017 rated it did not like it
Harry kills a cat, then a dog, then a cow, then a little girl, then his dad locks him in the basement, then he gets out, then he kills his dad, then he says "Moom?" Later, somebody urinates on a corpse. For Edgelords only.
Zak McGaha
3.5 stars. This book wasn’t as bad as some reviewers make it out to be. It’s super-violent and very readable. Unlike some horror novels from this era, this one sucks you in and keeps you there. There’s humor, morbidness, fun characters...everything you’d expect a cheesy horror novel to deliver. Sometimes it was unintentionally funny (due to said cheesiness), but that never takes away from how fun and, surprisingly, sad this is. The real monster of the novel is definitely Harry’s father, who’s mo ...more
May 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Extremely readable 80s B-Movie horror in book form. This novel was deliriously entertaining, much like an old b-horror film viewed late at night. There are some really revolting scenes of child abuse towards the beginning of the novel, be warned. Once this book kicks into high gear, its nearly impossible to put down. I read the final 100 pages in one sitting last night. Fine lit? Hell, no. Over the top fun for horror fans? Hell, yes. Jack MacLane is a pseudonym for mystery writer Bill Crider. I' ...more
Donald Armfield
Mar 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: horror
I read this book in 1999 and thought it was a great book...Yea it make be a sick morbid book, but its a good read.

Now that I have 3 kids I think 2 myself what a ugly thing 2 do to your child, just because he was different.

Very surprised with the other reviews I seen... Read This!
Mar 03, 2014 rated it liked it
This book is the perfect bedtime or nap story because it’s very calming in general. It made me want to sleep afterwards. I loved the use of cool colors rather than vibrant warm ones. I liked the cartoonish yet realistic feel of the drawing because it appealed the children and also makes them think about and compare their own homes to the books. The YouTube reading of this book I found a lot better than the actual book because the animations within the book were moving and interactive. I think ch ...more
May 30, 2007 rated it liked it
Shelves: horror
A baby pees on his dad, whose irate and perhaps rash response is to throw him at the wall as hard as he possibly can, then lock him in the basement for the remainder of his childhood. The child grows up to be retarded and homicidal, escapes the basement, and embarks on a rampage of people-choking and trailer destruction. It's called "Goodnight Moom" because the retarded killer can't say "moon" right. It's a late-80's horror book written by someone who obviously loves no one and nothing. I'd be l ...more
Feb 27, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
The book was quite morbid about severe abuse to a child, that when he grew up and got loose he turned around and started a killing spree of people. I got the ebook from library. Disappointed that there were repeats of paragraphs and some half sentences. The book carried on a bit more than needed and I found the ending to be very dull. Not very impressed.
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Feb 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
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