By Ray Garton
Initially released in 1988, Ray Garton's moment novel, after his attractive debut with stay ladies, is thought of as a vintage of the "splatterpunk" circulation in horror fiction. Garton has a fashion with teenage boredom, atmospheric small-town isolation, incest, drug abuse and over-the-top violence and he has controlled to create a contemporary re-make of the tale of the Pied Piper with a sinister personality, Crucifax, showing at the scene, seducing mixed-up youngsters together with his siren tune of enjoyment, energy and indulgence, all resulting in a horrifically unsettling climax of demise and destruction. And let's no longer disregard the rat-like issues that do the piper's bidding...
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On the control console, the yellow switch turned green. The formidable barrier swung open on its single, thick barrel hinge. Having burst out of and torn off its garments long ago, the Werner thing stepped naked from the transition module, into the monitoring hub. It was not as handsome as Adam in Eden. Apparently, it continuously changed, never achieving a stable new form, for it was in significant ways different from the beast that had regarded the overhead camera in the transition module only moments earlier.
I’m not that far along yet. But you better let me get him inside from the porch. ” Janet was still drenched but now not only with rain. Comfortable rattan furniture with yellow cushions and rattan tables with glass tops furnished the spacious screened porch. The lights were lower than the music. In a white linen shirt, tan slacks, and sandals, Yancy Bennet sat at a table on which were two glasses of what was most likely Cabernet as well as a cut-glass decanter in which more wine breathed and mellowed.
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Crucifax by Ray Garton