Endless Night by Richard Laymon

Endless Night

Jody is pretty tough for a sixteen-year-old girl. That's the only reason she's still alive - for now. She was sleeping over at her friend Evelyn's house when a group of killers broke in and tried to slaughter everyone. She saw Evelyn spitted on a spear, but Jody managed to escape, along with Evelyn's little brother, Andy. — Simon was one of the killers that gruesome night. His friends have left it up to him to find the only living witnesses to ...


Details Endless Night

TitleEndless Night
Author
Release DateAug 1st, 2009
Publisher47North
LanguageEnglish
GenreHorror, Favorites, Fiction
Rating

Reviews Endless Night

  • RedemptionDenied
    2017-02-19
    Well, this was one hell of a twisted story of survival horror, that is filled to the brim with blood, guts and gore. This is my second Laymon novel, so I knew what to expect...sort of. Sixteen year old, Jody Fargo, is having a 'sleep-over' at her best friends' house - when her friend Evelyn wakes her up; as she believes she's heard a noise downstairs, which sounds like breaking glass. Initially, Jody dismisses that her friend has heard anything -...
  • Svetlana
    2018-04-29
    Endless Night started off with a bang and I was instantly hooked. Though I do think I need the Lord’s guidance after finishing it. Jody was sleeping over at her friend Evelyn’s house when Evelyn heard a crashing sound. Not being able to get it off her mind, they both decided to check the noise out. As soon as she opened the door, Evelyn was speared. Her body leapt straight up and dangled from her doorway. Jody stood frozen behind Evelyn’s l...
  • Bark
    2010-03-29
    Laymon novels are a guilty pleasure for me. They are disgusting and you pretty much have to throw your brains out the window in order to get through them but I have to honestly say they are very much page-turners. If you enjoy senseless murder and mayhem, that is.This one starts out with a sixteen year old girl named Jody sleeping over a friend's house. Innocent enough stuff, until a murderous group of madmen target the home for their next killin...
  • Amy
    2008-06-12
    This is absolutely the most gruesome, sick, twisted book that I have ever read! It is about a sixteen-year-old girl named Jody who nearly gets slaughtered by a group of killers, the Krulls, while sleeping over at her friend Evelyn's house. Jody manages to escape along with Evelyn's little brother, Andy, while Simon, one of the Krull members, is left behind. Simon's job is to finish off the witnesses or else his girlfriend and his family will be n...
  • Kasia
    2010-04-15
    I have read over a dozen of Laymon novels and yes by the way I am a fan, when you crave the kind of story that only he writes so well nothing else can satisfy. At least that's how I see it, take a bunch of sympathetic level headed kids, a crazed killer on their tail ( with a very flamboyant but totally cold soul) and you have some page gripping moments, you'd want to read this over the weekend if you have some time to put into this, it's an enter...
  • Tim
    2017-03-24
    Ich muss dieses Buch tatsächlich 5 Sterne geben! Was war das bitte für eine krasse Achterbahnfahrt.. eine kranke Szene nach der anderen, trotzdem gespickt mit Humor. Sowas kann aus meiner Sicht nur Laymon so gnadenlos und glaubwürdig rüberbringen. (P.s bitte niemals beim- oder direkt nach dem Essen dieses Buch lesen... hätte ich vorher auch gerne gewusst... Puhh mein Magen...)
  • Susan Crowe
    2017-10-24
    I just couldn't finish this. I'm usually not a huge stickler for typos in kindle versions but this is unreal. The violence in this book just became more than I could handle. I'm usually pretty tough, but the girl wearing the bra made from murdered baby's faces became too much.
  • Dylan
    2017-04-22
    3.5 - 3.75 stars. I wasn't expecting THAT much from this, so I can't really say that I was disappointed. The first thing that comes to my mind when I think about this book is gross. Laymon's writing brought everything that happened in this book to life, and sometimes I had to put the book down because I needed a break from time to time. This book is told in two points of views, Jody and Simon. This is an interesting contrast because Jody is a see...
  • Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder*
    2011-04-06
    I have to say I was disappointed reading "Body Rides" with Laymon. I mean, I had heard he was the greatest thing this side of horror, but just wasn’t feeling it. After reading "Endless Nights," however, I just might jump on the Laymon happy go lucky bandwagon after all!The book starts off with horror and ends with even worse horror. From the very first few pages, tension is high enough to induce a nervous breakdown in the reader.Laymon whips up...
  • Adam Light
    2012-11-23
    This was one of the better Laymon books I have read lately. I was happy to find that Laymon went all out as he usually does, but there was a story to go along with it. The last couple of his I read were disappointing. Endless Night features one of the most vile, perverted and absolutely evil antagonists I can remember reading in quite some time.The good guys were pretty likeable with the exception of Andy. I just wasn't too keen on his character,...
  • Sammy Loves Books
    2012-11-27
    I was warned before reading this book that Richard Laymon wrote graphic horror. My curiosity got the best of me. Granted I don't read much horror. This was gruesome. The villain was actually as sick as they come. If you want to be afraid to go to sleep at night, I highly recommend this book. This one will keep you awake at night and have you checking and rechecking the locks on the windows and doors. Yikes!
  • Unapologetic_Bookaholic
    2008-12-21
    Jody is at a sleepover when something wakes her up. Going to investigate starts the ENDLESS NIGHT. The great thing about this Richard Laymon novel is it was smart. The violence was necessary to the killer's motivation and the victim's demise. Sometimes in horror where the violence is senseless it just irritates me. Simon Quist is the murderer and you are told this early and let known his background and understand why he is the way he is. Wouldn't...
  • Addy
    2013-11-26
    This laymon book was definitely my least favorite story wise. The beginning was awesome and grabbed me right a way, but then it got into details about truly what this book was about and I guess I didn't really care for it. Definitely one of the most descriptive laymon books out there but, thankfully, I've encountered worse. I'll still give a 4 star rating because I really did enjoy the parts with Jody and her misdirected little step brother, at l...
  • Kelly
    2010-10-06
    Warning: For all of you who are weak of heart, loose of mind or those that hold a moral stance equal to or greater than Tammy Faye Baker - need turn away! For the love of all that’s innocent and pure, turn away! Now, for all you morally lacking readers out there who thrive on violence, gore and degradation of the lowest kind or just aren’t the sharpest pencil in the box, I have one word for you – Sweet! With no holds barred, Laymon gives us...
  • Andrew
    2014-03-20
    ...this here's my friend, Richard. He's kinda shy. Won't come in for a soda, or tea or anything like that. Just sort of run into him when I take my trash outside. He's sometimes just standing there, and he'll turn to me, almost as if he's been talking to somebody else and just stops mid sentence. But I never see no one. My wife's a little spooked by him. She says she's glad he won't come in. Might scare the babies. Or the dogs. Well, he ain't a b...
  • Stuart Keane
    2014-04-06
    I discovered Richard Laymon at a very young age. Once hooked, I grabbed any novel I could get my horror-seeking little hands on. I've read all but two of Laymon's works but this is the one that will always resonate with me. To this day, this still stands at #2 on my Favourite Laymon list.Laymon really pulls out the stops in this book. At times, it feels like a Hollywood blockbuster and a gritty independent project combined. Every scene is easily ...
  • James
    2013-07-27
    Dick Laymon comes through again with the cheap thrills. This time it's kind of a family vacay meets psycho bloopers blend of shock shtick. I think this one is one of his best, although I've only read about 7 or 8 of his books.I won't run over the plot with you too much but I will say that this book has a split personality and I really enjoyed that aspect. It is told in third person when concerning our damsel in distress, but when the perspective ...
  • kas
    2009-04-19
    If you like violent-sex horror, you will love this. The book was a quick read that really kept me on the edge of my seat. I am not a quick reader (verrrry slow) and read this pretty quickly. Overview:Basically it is told from two points of view from one of the survivors and one of the killers.Jody, a young girl staying at a friends house, wakes up to her friends concern of someone in the house and quickly sees her friend killed. She and the frien...
  • Brian
    2011-06-16
    I like Richard Laymon. He’s a quick read which means that I can get the sense of accomplishment from reading a book and not feeling like a slug. I was trying to read The Alienist by Caleb Carr before reading this book and was having a hard time getting into it. Back to Endless Night, basic plot, girl, Jody is staying over a friends house when a bunch of crazies break in and kill almost everyone except her and her friends little brother. They es...
  • Monica Mommy
    2017-07-27
    Si parte alla grande, facendo sperare in un ottimo Thriller. Prime pagine da leggere tutte con il fiato sospeso... poi la storia si divide in due... da una parte viene quasi narrato, (dico quasi), il bel Thriller che avevo assaggiato inizialmente, a parte qualche piccola assurdità perdonabile; dall' altra parte si legge un libro che narra quasi esclusivamente di amori e scompigli ormonali adolescenziali, con tanto di assurdità questa volta poco...
  • Angie
    2013-10-29
    This was a roller coaster of a book from the moment Jodi is woken up in the middle of the night while at her friends house. A gang of men had broken in and in what seemed the blink of an eye, Evelyn, and her mum and dad had been murdered.Jodi escapes with Andy, her friends 12 year old brother.Simon is the murderer we follow as his friends leave him behind as he didn't catch the two kids. This does not stop him killing and raping , far from it, he...
  • Angie
    2013-10-29
    From the moment when Jody was woken up when she was staying over at her friends house to the last page, it was all blood ,guts, chases and Simon. The book is about a gang of guys that rape and murder there way through as many people as possible, and have been doing so since they were teens. You get a brief history of their activities from Simon, the guy they left behind when he didn't catch Jody and her friends brother Andy.Didn't stop him killin...
  • Ekel Adolf
    2015-08-20
    Endless Night is one of the best of Laymon's work, being especially mercyless and thrilling and also quite experimental in the way the story is narrated. Albeit, the most charming aspect is maybe the metafictional one, since the gang of killers in Endless Night calls themselves the Krulls, a name which they got from a horror novel not mentioned by title, but being nothing else than Laymon's masterpiece The Woods Are Dark.
  • Tammy
    2009-11-13
    I liked the way this book switched perspectives. Just when I thought I couldn't read another twisted word from the killer's first-person perspective, SWITCH. Just in time.The book was entertaining, riveting, but the last chapter was very depressing and reached even darker depths of the male id. [shudder:]
  • Ben
    2017-04-16
    Really sinister and one of the most depraved characters (Simon) you'll ever meet. Whenever I feel down about life or how bad the world is going I can always read a Laymon book and remind myself the world could be a lot more nastier.
  • Beth
    2016-01-23
    Honestly, I can't really remember if this was any good, I read it so long ago. What I do remember is, for a girl that was raised on horror stories and still actively seeks them, this book creeped me the hell out. Over a decade later, that feeling still lingers when I think about this book.
  • Cece Rose
    2016-11-24
    Dark, sick, twisted, fucked-up, evil, skin your face off and wear it kind of messed up. ***Warning*** Do not read this book if you like getting a good nights sleep. :) Exactly what you expect from and get from this book by Laymon. The murderer in this book, Simon Quist is quite possibly the most sick motherfucker I have ever read about and he really is the stuff of nightmares. The twisted in me loves reading gritty horror like this. - First read ...
  • Ali
    2011-09-10
    (Warning: One major spoiler.) I liked that he actually tried to guess at the motives of the villain, rather than portraying him as a human monster without expecting the reader to ask why he is this way, as many horror novels do. As usual with Laymon, the sexual plotlines made me want to take a long shower, especially one between the protagonist and an eleven-year-old boy that culminates with the boy almost joining the villain so that he can, um, ...
  • Jamie
    2008-12-14
    Okay, okay...I know I said Tread Softly and Resurrection Dreams were my favorite Laymons but this one just bumped those down a notch. I loved the shifting perspective of the story and how we got to look inside the villains head in this story. I got the shivers when Simon/Simone was debating whether or not to warn his sisters because it might be embarrassing...Embarassing!?! I would guess that you should be at least embarassed if you helped in the...
  • Janie Johnson
    2012-01-07
    Another awesome book by Richard Laymon. I read this book back in 2007 and I am now putting up my review. I have decided that Laymon is up there with all my fave authors, because I really have not been disappointed in any of his works.Our main character is Jody. What happens initially is that she is spending the night with her best friend Evelyn. Evelyn and her family are brutally murdered on that night. Except for Evelyn's brother Andy. So now Jo...