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Group Reads > February 2015 Group Read: In The Dark by Richard Laymon

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message 1: by Ms. Nikki (last edited Jan 31, 2015 07:43PM) (new)

Ms. Nikki (miznikki) | 13944 comments Our second winner which won by a hair is In the Dark. Please be courteous and use spoiler tags and be sure to add page/chapter numbers or percentages so we know where you're at.

This book is currently on sale on Amazon and it's free if you have Kindle Unlimited.

Have a great read!


message 2: by Justin (new)

Justin (justineaton) | 1099 comments It's been awhile since I have participated in a group read for this group, I might get in on this one.


message 3: by Ms. Nikki (new)

Ms. Nikki (miznikki) | 13944 comments Justin wrote: "It's been awhile since I have participated in a group read for this group, I might get in on this one."

Good, Justin. It's been a while for me too. I think I may participate if time allows.


message 4: by Paul (new)

Paul Martin | 2 comments Think I am going to try and join in on this one see how far I get, as I'm a bit of a slow reader lol


message 5: by Ms. Nikki (new)

Ms. Nikki (miznikki) | 13944 comments Paul wrote: "Think I am going to try and join in on this one see how far I get, as I'm a bit of a slow reader lol"

Great, Paul!


message 6: by Nate (new)

Nate (the_enobee) | 147 comments I totally thought In the Dark had lost. I had picked it up at Amazon to read myself anyway, so this will be awesome.


message 7: by ♣Tessa♣ (new)

♣Tessa♣ | 23 comments cool. I'll get this one from Kindle Unlimited. I think its in my "wish list" :)
Never done a group read but it sounds fun.


message 8: by Jack (new)

Jack Rollins | 71 comments This will be my first ever group read! I just ordered the book and can't wait to get started.


message 9: by Jack (new)

Jack Rollins | 71 comments Can anyone drop me a message, please, to let me know... Well... To let me know what to do in a group read. Do we comment each week, each chapter? Many thanks.


message 10: by Julia (new)

Julia (readingover50) | 24 comments this sounds like a really good book


message 11: by William (new)

William (honaw) | 1 comments I have yet to start a book suggested in the group read as I have not had the money to get the book. I found this book on Amazon and will be buying and reading.


message 12: by Justin (new)

Justin (justineaton) | 1099 comments Jack wrote: "Can anyone drop me a message, please, to let me know... Well... To let me know what to do in a group read. Do we comment each week, each chapter? Many thanks."


Most groups including this one read at their own pace and put comments in a spoiler with the percentage or chapter in front of it.


message 13: by Maxine Marsh (new)

Maxine Marsh | 736 comments I'm in for this one, I thought it was going to win at first and picked it up on Kindle Unlimited, then went back to look at the poll and another book had pulled ahead. I guess some people got some last minute votes in to push it back to 2nd. I'm glad, I really love a Laymon read.


message 14: by Vicki Willis (last edited Jan 31, 2015 07:27PM) (new)

Vicki Willis I did the same thing Maxine! It looks like a good one.
Lots of familiar faces here.


message 15: by Andy (new)

Andy (manicsloth) | 730 comments Yes! Really glad this won. The plot has me intrigued.


message 16: by Addy (new)

Addy | 4989 comments Yes, I'm considering this book. I may have to put a few of my other books on the back burner cause it's hard to resist a Laymon read!


message 17: by Andy (new)

Andy (manicsloth) | 730 comments Addy wrote: "Yes, I'm considering this book. I may have to put a few of my other books on the back burner cause it's hard to resist a Laymon read!"

You've gotta jump on a good group read when it comes along.


message 18: by Addy (new)

Addy | 4989 comments Very true! I found it on my kindle so I'm in. So many great books to start this month!


message 19: by Maxine Marsh (new)

Maxine Marsh | 736 comments Yes, we are going to be group/buddy reading our butts off!


message 20: by Chiara (new)

Chiara | 5 comments I'm on board with this one! Also, very first group reading ever for me too!


message 21: by John (new)

John (frayerbanac) | 336 comments And me.


message 22: by Sonya (new)

Sonya marie madden | 799 comments Want to read this one


message 23: by Pixelina (new)

Pixelina | 63 comments Just started it and so far it looks like a really nice read. What's not to love about a librarian as the main character!


message 24: by Justin (new)

Justin (justineaton) | 1099 comments Agreed, especially a librarian who carries a switch blade.


message 25: by Christy (new)

Christy (christy123) | 11 comments I am going to read this one


message 26: by Andy (last edited Feb 01, 2015 07:17PM) (new)

Andy (manicsloth) | 730 comments Oh boy. A librarian with a switchblade...I can't wait!

I think I need to set up a shrine to Richard Laymon in my house.


message 27: by Adam (new)

Adam (raiche) | 2 comments This was really fun. I honestly sat down to read it and couldn't put it down. The more I think about it afterwards, the more I kinda wish I didn't think?

(view spoiler)


message 28: by Kasia (new)

Kasia (kasia_s) | 3481 comments Mod
Starting now, finally reading a Laymon, it's been too long since my last one.


message 29: by Kathy (last edited Feb 02, 2015 11:43AM) (new)

Kathy Taylor (carolinagirl71) | 14 comments My first post, first group read, & first Laymon book. Excited for this!


message 30: by Christy (new)

Christy (christy123) | 11 comments Can someone please loan me this title (In the Dark by Richard Laymon) through Kindle, when you're done reading. I missed the $1.99 sale price. Thanks a bunch!


message 31: by Anne (new)

Anne | 63 comments My first time participating in a group read. Looking forward to it.


message 32: by Shaun (new)

Shaun Horton | 316 comments In at 11% so far, and I'm not buying it. This is the perfect example of making characters jump through plot hoops just because it's what you need them to do and not because it makes sense for them as a character. The envelopes notwithstanding, I don't know any woman who would rush right along with a guy she just met laying the charm on that thick. And then she's not at all suspicious that he knew exactly what the second clue meant when she had no idea?

If this continues, I'm going to have a hard time finishing this one.


message 33: by John (new)

John (frayerbanac) | 336 comments I've got to agree there, Shaun. Around the 11% to 12% mark I'm thinking there are other books I'd rather be reading.


message 34: by 11811 (Eleven) (new)

11811 (Eleven) (11811) | 1561 comments Justin wrote: "Agreed, especially a librarian who carries a switch blade."

That covers everything I look for in a woman.


message 35: by Justin (last edited Feb 03, 2015 01:17AM) (new)

Justin (justineaton) | 1099 comments 11811 (Eleven) wrote: "Justin wrote: "Agreed, especially a librarian who carries a switch blade."

That covers everything I look for in a woman."


Unfortunately she's pretty stupid.


message 36: by 11811 (Eleven) (last edited Feb 03, 2015 01:50AM) (new)

11811 (Eleven) (11811) | 1561 comments Justin wrote: "11811 (Eleven) wrote: "Justin wrote: "Agreed, especially a librarian who carries a switch blade."

That covers everything I look for in a woman."

Unfortunately she's pretty stupid."


I recant my previous post. Unless she can cook.


message 37: by Pixelina (new)

Pixelina | 63 comments Eh, I didn't know this months read was gonna be a cheesy romance. The awkward 'romantic' scenes are quite painful to read.


message 38: by Addy (new)

Addy | 4989 comments If you've never read laymon, that's usually his style; cheesy, raunchy, and ridiculous, but I like it! Gonna start this one now.


message 39: by Chiara (new)

Chiara | 5 comments Shaun wrote: "In at 11% so far, and I'm not buying it. This is the perfect example of making characters jump through plot hoops just because it's what you need them to do and not because it makes sense for them ..."
I know what you mean...it's the "Let's check the dark place where that noise comes from" principle. Who would do that in real life? I'm usually ok with that in fiction, but I do appreciate when fictional people behave in a more normal, human way.
That said, this woman is totally crazy!


message 40: by Jack (new)

Jack Rollins | 71 comments Justin wrote: "Jack wrote: "Can anyone drop me a message, please, to let me know... Well... To let me know what to do in a group read. Do we comment each week, each chapter? Many thanks."


Most groups including ..."


Thanks, Justin - I saw this the other day, but can't respond directly when using the GR app. Most appreciated, though, and looking forward to taking part (just waiting for the book to arrive).


message 41: by Addy (new)

Addy | 4989 comments 16% Janey reeks of desperation...lol. Definitely enjoying this so far.


message 42: by Chiara (new)

Chiara | 5 comments (51%)
also, am I crazy if all this makes me feel like going to the gym?


message 43: by Jeremy (new)

Jeremy Hurd-McKenney (jtcontinental) Jeanette (jema) wrote: "Eh, I didn't know this months read was gonna be a cheesy romance. The awkward 'romantic' scenes are quite painful to read."

It IS February...


message 44: by Kasia (new)

Kasia (kasia_s) | 3481 comments Mod
Jeremy wrote: "Jeanette (jema) wrote: "Eh, I didn't know this months read was gonna be a cheesy romance. The awkward 'romantic' scenes are quite painful to read."

It IS February..."


So true!


message 45: by Shaun (last edited Feb 03, 2015 12:28PM) (new)

Shaun Horton | 316 comments Chiara wrote: "Shaun wrote: "In at 11% so far, and I'm not buying it. This is the perfect example of making characters jump through plot hoops just because it's what you need them to do and not because it makes s..."

It's worse than that. The way she carries the switchblade would suggest someone nervous, maybe a little paranoid. Then a guy almost scares her into falling down the stairs, and suddenly she's having dinner with him and he's taking her hand practically giving her the "We just met, but I love you, and I will always protect you!" line and she's falling all over him while supposedly still thinking that he might be a creeper?

Granted, it IS February, but this is also a horror group. Starting to think we should be a bit more selective in the books we pick for our group reads. Like maybe horror?


message 46: by Jeremy (last edited Feb 03, 2015 01:03PM) (new)

Jeremy Hurd-McKenney (jtcontinental) Granted, it IS February, but this is also a horror group. Starting to think we should be a bit more selective in the books we pick for our group reads. Like maybe horror?

It is horror; if you revisit the criteria for this month's voting, horror with an element of romance was the theme selected for February. Richard Laymon is often a slow burn, so perhaps reserve judgment for when you get a little deeper into the plot.


message 47: by Sonia (new)

Sonia (stixaz) | 8 comments Yay, I'm so in!


message 48: by Addy (new)

Addy | 4989 comments Couldn't agree more Jeremy. Richard Laymon is horror.


message 49: by Dave (last edited Feb 03, 2015 03:40PM) (new)

Dave Pope | 53 comments So far so good - this is a re-read however as I've unfortunately read all of Laymon's books. There is a reason that he has the cult following that he has and why many try to emulate his style.


message 50: by Addy (new)

Addy | 4989 comments If ppl are dissatisfied with the pick, no one is forcing you to read it. There's always Ghost Story.


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