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The Last Motel

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  126 ratings  ·  17 reviews
The Lodgepole Pine Motel, is the setting for nerve-wracking terror when a group of unsuspecting travellers find themselves trapped in a nightmare of violence and mayhem. Madge Fraiser is the kindly old owner of the rustic mountain hideaway, which, during one long night, will become awash with blood, as the guests are stalked one by one by a sadistic killer. Who will live t ...more
Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Published (first published January 1st 2004)
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It took me a while, but I was finally able to procure a lettered, AND a paperback copy of the THE LAST MOTEL, by Brett McBean. As a fan of his later work, I was very eager to read some of his earlier writing. First off, I have to give credit for the design of this book--it is made to look like an old VHS tape, complete with "warnings" and "home video" labels on it.

The main storyline begins with three separate groups of people, stopping on a stormy Halloween night at a motel--in the middle of a s
Shadow Girl
Apr 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Holy Shit - This book was great!
I couldn't put it down...
My Kindle notes from last night:
48% OMFG!
70% oh shit!

Full review POSTED HERE, edited review posted below. About the other things I previously mentioned... I found out everything I needed to know about the movie, I've added a ton of the other titles to my TBR, I'm still missing LegumeMan Books, and I found all sites to stalk Brett McBean ;)

It’s Halloween night, and the Lodgepole motel is seeing more action than it has in years.
Reeda Booke
The book was just ok for me, mainly because I have seen pretty much the same premise done many times before in other books and movies, so I basically figured out the whole story early on.
Honestly I don't even remember how I found this book. Apparently it's a movie tie in for some low rent expoitation film from the eighties. Sounds good in theory - I have nothing against exploitation films, I love the whole cheesy genre, and this one has a passing resemblance to that movie Vacancy, which I really enjoyed.

I've got a 2 week trip to Maui planned in a couple of weeks and honestly every day is just a grind right now, I've got total vaca brain and it's affecting my reading so I though
Jun 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Apr 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: festa
Nachdem ich 2010 DIE MUTTER von Brett McBean las, war ich sicher: Ich habe einen neuen Autor auf meiner Favoritenliste. Brutal, blutig, spannend und einfach packend: Eine neue, frische und junge Stimme am Psychothrillerhimmel. Genau nach meinem Geschmack also, sodass ich mehr als happy darüber war, dass weitere Werke des Autors folgen sollten.
2011 kam dann DIE BESTIEN, was mich ebenfalls wieder sehr begeisterte, denn hier kamen auch Horroraspekte hinein, welche einen klasse Mix ergaben.
Und nun e
Jan 14, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2006
I really enjoyed this one. It was a fast read with a great slasher movie feel. A bit graphic for some, very similar to Richard Laymon. Recommended.
Jyoti Verma
Plot was nice, but such an abrupt ending.
Jyoti Verma
Plot was nice, but ending could have been better.
Nov 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012, thriller-horror
Achtung Suchtgefahr!
Ein Ehepaar, zwei Freunde und ein Mann mit einem Jungen suchen in einer stürmischen Nacht Unterschlupf in einem abgelegenen Motel. Sie kennen sich nicht und doch wird diese Nacht sie näher bringen als ihnen lieb ist...
In diesem Buch treffen verschiedene Charaktere auf einander. Angefangen bei der alten Madge die das Motel leitet bis hin zu den verschiedensten Gästen.
Da haben wir das Ehepaar Judy und Morrie, ein Pärchen auf der Durchreise und die zweiten Gäste
Michael Schmid
Ich hatte wirklich sehr viele Erwartungen an diesen Thriller. Nicht nur, weil mir „die Mutter“ von Brett McBean gefallen hat, sondern auch, weil ich weiß, dass der Festa Verlag gerne härtere Psychothriller auf den Markt bringt. Und was soll ich sagen, ich wurde leider enttäuscht.

Natürlich gab es die härteren Szenen, aber wenn ich ehrlich bin, dann nur zwei Stück und eine widerliche dazu. Bis Seite 70 passiert nichts, nur reine Charaktereinführung. Dann wurde es brutal, spannend, eklig. Ich dacht
Das Buch ist einfach nur krank und ich frage mich, was mich geritten hat das Buch überhaupt zu beenden. Eigentlich verdient das Buch null Sterne.

Es fing eigentlich ganz ok an. Sprache ist sehr derbe und auch die Handlungen waren ziemlich brutal, aber eigentlich kann ich das Büchern ganz gut ab. Sämtliche Charaktere waren einfach nur kaputt und die Spannung fehlte völlig.
Zum Ende hin ging es nur noch um Gewalt und jede Menge Blut.

Ganz ganz unterste Schublade. Um die Bücher von diesem Autor werde
Jan 26, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fast but uncompromising read. The story was well written and pretty realistic. Some of the content was extremely disturbing but serial killers don't usually commit appealing acts. I also really liked the way everything came together at the end. As good of a book as it is I only recommend it to those with a strong stomach.
May 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Packend von Anfang an. Eine super Story und durch die flüssige Schreibweise schnell durchgelesen. Schon länger habe ich keinen so guten Psychothriller mehr gelesen.
Ann Mansfield
It was graphic, but good !!
Saturday's Child
A great read.
Am Anfang war es noch interessant und dann kam irgendwie nix mehr. Nix neues was die Morde usw. angeht und das Ende hab ich ehrlich gesagt auch nur noch überflogen.
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Brett McBean is an award-winning horror and thriller author. His books, which include 'The Mother', 'The Last Motel' 'The Awakening', and 'Desolation Game: Wolf Creek Book 2' have been published in Australia, the US, and Germany, and he’s been nominated for the Aurealis, Ditmar, and Ned Kelly awards. He won the 2011 Australian Shadows Award for his collection, 'Tales of Sin and Madness'. Along wit ...more

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