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It settles over civilization with a blood red sun . . . over the landmarks of modern rational man, his freeways and skyscrapers, the yuppies, scumbags wannabes and pushers . . . over men and women yearning for someone else's flesh, and blood . . . They are the fictional attractive streetwalkers, the next-door neighbor you've wanted . . . the spoiled teenagers and sweaty wo ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 369 pages
Published March 1st 1991 by Dell
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SheriC (PM)
Truly the most awful book I've attempted to read in years. The characters are awful, the language is awful, and the premise is awful. DNF after the absolute minimum 50 pages.

Paperback. I don't even know how this book came to be on my shelf, but I'm tossing it rather than inflicting it on someone else by putting it in the donation box.

I was attempting to read this book for the Booklikes Halloween Bingo 2019, for the square American Horror Story: Horror set in the United States, but will pick a d
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Robert Beveridge
Ron Dee, Dusk (Abyss, 1991)

Back in the early nineties, Dell's Abyss line of horror got off to possibly every wrong start it could. It debuted about a year after the end of the big eighties horror boom, it didn't get nearly as much publicity as it should, it started out as a paperback-only imprint, and the monolithic Dell was trying to compete with a few smaller, far more agile publishers who'd been doing horror as long as they'd been around (Jove, Pinnacle, and Leisure, among others). But what D
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Courtney Chambers
Jul 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
I liked this book. But I was disappointed with the ending.
Thomas
Feb 18, 2010 rated it did not like it
Shelves: horror, 1994-95, 2018, abyss
I would have expected the Dell/Abyss books to start dwindling in quality over time. I wouldn't have expected that to happen with their third book, but here we are. Dusk is a terrible novel, with nothing to redeem it.

Abyss was known for two things -- original ideas, and cutting-edge stories. Dusk is a typical vampire novel, and the only thing that could be considered cutting-edge would be how much sex it contains. I'm no prude, but I expect the sex in a story to be relevant; in Dusk, it's excessi
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Debra
Stephen King endorsed the entire Dell Abyss Horror line. Here is his blurb:

"Thank you for introducing me to the remarkable line of novels currently being issued under Dell's Abyss imprint. I have given a great many blurbs over the last twelve years or so, but this one marks two firsts: first unsolicited blurb (I called you) and the first time I have blurbed a whole line of books. In terms of quality, production, and plain old story-telling reliability (that's the bottom line, isn't it), Dell's
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