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Old 16th August 2011, 10:19 PM
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How are your crabs?
My crabs are fine.

I only need one more to complete the set.

I'm sure there's plenty of people who are wondering what the hell we're on about.
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Saw Hutson on tv years ago, he seemed funny and down to earth, tho his Brian may 'do raised a smile, not that I can dis someones hair
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The Crabs books used to amuse me when I was a kid, but Guy N Smith's "finest" hour was surely the inept and hilarious The Sucking Pit, a novel once described as "the only book ever to rhyme with its review".
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Bet James Herbert is cowering somewhere waiting for his name to come up.
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James Herbert rules.

Yes even his mystical fairy porn novel.
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The Crabs books used to amuse me when I was a kid, but Guy N Smith's "finest" hour was surely the inept and hilarious The Sucking Pit, a novel once described as "the only book ever to rhyme with its review".
I read The Sucking Pit recently and, yes, it's bad. But I enjoyed it nevertheless, mainly by virtue of its crappiness. It was endearing to read some crap after wading through yet another Anne Rice vampire yawnfest. It was a breath of fresh air. Short, to the point, crammed full of sex and violence. Come on, a pit where you can dispose of all your murder victims, you can't fault it. Gypsies, occult practices, sex, blood, gore. Loved it.

And as for the Sabat series, those books have to be read to be believed. A 'hero' who has to keep taking time out for a wank. I mean....wow. What kind of a central concept is that? Genius.
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Old 18th August 2011, 09:52 AM
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Richard laymon was a gifted writer, Guy n smith clearly wasn't.

Laymon had apparently been an english teacher, it shows in his books they are very well-written. I have them all in paperback form (aside from a 1st edition of flesh)

I find myself wondering how much of guy n smith was used as the basis for garth merenghi. If you have no idea what i'm talking about here buy garth merenghi's dark place and enjoy, it even has a night of the crabs reference in it.

Garth Marenghi's Darkplace [DVD] [2004]: Amazon.co.uk: Matt Holness, Richard Ayoade, Matt Berry, Martin Hawkins, Stephen Abrahams: Film & TV

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Richard laymon was a gifted writer, Guy n smith clearly wasn't.
I agree that Smith's earlier novels aren't literary masterpieces, but it's unfair to dismiss his entire body of work as rubbish. Books like Doomflight, Satan's Snowdrop and Warhead are quite good. Not everything he wrote was poor, he did write some very good stuff. But, at the end of the day, it's pulp horror. It was never going to win any awards. They're cheap and tacky and very gory. In other words, I find them very enjoyable. Not everything Laymon has written has been good either. I found Blood Games and Dark Mountain very dull and uninspired - nothing actually happens and so end up being boring.

I think it's down to the individual reader as to what they enjoy and what they don't.

Nevertheless, I'll always consider Eat Them Alive! by Pierce Nace an unsung genre classic.
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Laymon was one of the greats.

Recently picked up "In Laymon's Terms" and trying to ration out the chapters so it lasts.
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