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Night Games

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  99 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Paperback, 32 pages
Published June 1st 1985 by Fearon/Janus/Quercus
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Oct 05, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: review
In 'Night Games', Janice agrees to spend the night alone in a supposedly haunted house to get five hundred dollars from Lyle. Will she make it through the night?

This short story was a quick, fun read that had somewhat of a creepy atmosphere. The ending was good but overall, I'd expected more considering how brilliant Laymon's writing can be.
May 01, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: horror, laymon-read
For kicks, thought I'd give one of Laymon's High Interest Low Vocab books a try. For what it is, it's not bad! As much as I want to read everything he's written, I'll probably skip the FastBacks.
Ray Palen
Oct 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Not many authors could create such atmosphere and fright in the short-short story form as the late, great Richard Laymon. A Halloween treat & trick!
Mar 17, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: horror, short-story
Stupid,dumb,ridiculous fun by the king of gore
Kalitime Camaralzman
Jan 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Horror Lovers, Suspense Lovers
Janice agrees to stay the night in an abandoned old house on a bet for $500.00 but gets more than she bargained for.
Oct 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
im starting to think that i like laymon's short stories better than his novels
Phil Zimmerman
Sep 09, 2015 rated it liked it
This fastback reminds me alot of Laymon's classic character MOG from In the Dark. Fun little story about a woman being dared to spend the night in a haunted house.
Brian Mcclain
Mar 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror
Pretty awesome for such a short story, does a good job of describing the environment and whatnot. Twist at the end was kind of abrupt though, only thing I didn't really enjoy.
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Richard Laymon was born in Chicago and grew up in California. He earned a BA in English Literature from Willamette University, Oregon and an MA from Loyola University, Los Angeles. He worked as a schoolteacher, a librarian, and a report writer for a law firm, and was the author of more than thirty acclaimed novels.

He also published more than sixty short stories in magazines such as Ellery Queen,
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