When it comes to authors with a last legacy in the horror genre, the late Richard Laymon is one whose name is mentioned over and over again. Since author Ty Schwamberger turned me onto Laymon's work, I've had a chance to read and review of couple of his novels (Bite and Glory Bus). Plus, I have a couple more sitting on my to-be-read pile (Savage and Come Out Tonight).
But there is one novel in particular that I would like to read, yet have never seen it on a shelf anywhere, and with the recent crumbling of Leisure Books which has been re-releasing the Laymon library, I shouldn't hold my breath. The book is Laymon's debut novel, The Cellar.
There's no real reason why I'd single this Laymon novel out besides the fact that it's the breakout one. I suppose growing up in a house that had a spooky ol' dirt floor cellar, that could play a role. But I think it boils down to getting a feel for where the guy started out from on his writing career.
I don't know, what would the Laymon fans suggest? Is there a novel by him that you'd suggest be read above the others?