The 13th

The 13th

The third novel from Bram Stoker Award winner John Everson. The mysterious Castle House Asylum has been the site of unholy occult rituals using twelve missing women. But the most important is still to comethe 13th....

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Title:The 13th
Author:John Everson
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Genres:Horror
ISBN:B00390BEDK
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:338 pages pages

The 13th Reviews

  • Jason
    Nov 04, 2009

    Castle House Asylum is dedicated to helping mentally disturbed pregnant women who have been physically abused and psychologically damaged. Or is it? Maybe it is a harvesting center for embryonic stem cells that are funding a mad doctor?s quest to bring about the return of Ba?al in ...

    As with Everson's last novel, SACRIFICE, and his novella, FAILURE, THE 13TH centers around a demonic ritual; this time a highly unbalanced genetics doctor and his assistant attempt to incarnate the demon Ba'al by impregnating 13 women and slaughtering them (with their babies) during a ...

    It gripped me from the begginning and it's intensity only increased. Done in a way that I'm now expecting from Everson - entertaining, gripping, shocking and that little twist you are waiting for... ...

  • Cindi (cheesygiraffe)
    Oct 12, 2009

    Castle House Asylum is dedicated to helping mentally disturbed pregnant women who have been physically abused and psychologically damaged. Or is it? Maybe it is a harvesting center for embryonic stem cells that are funding a mad doctor?s quest to bring about the return of Ba?al in ...

    As with Everson's last novel, SACRIFICE, and his novella, FAILURE, THE 13TH centers around a demonic ritual; this time a highly unbalanced genetics doctor and his assistant attempt to incarnate the demon Ba'al by impregnating 13 women and slaughtering them (with their babies) during a ...

    It gripped me from the begginning and it's intensity only increased. Done in a way that I'm now expecting from Everson - entertaining, gripping, shocking and that little twist you are waiting for... ...

    I enjoyed this tremendously. Scary good. Will there be another 13th? :O ...

  • Nick Cato
    Dec 11, 2009

    Castle House Asylum is dedicated to helping mentally disturbed pregnant women who have been physically abused and psychologically damaged. Or is it? Maybe it is a harvesting center for embryonic stem cells that are funding a mad doctor?s quest to bring about the return of Ba?al in ...

    As with Everson's last novel, SACRIFICE, and his novella, FAILURE, THE 13TH centers around a demonic ritual; this time a highly unbalanced genetics doctor and his assistant attempt to incarnate the demon Ba'al by impregnating 13 women and slaughtering them (with their babies) during a ...

  • LinBee
    Jan 07, 2010

    Castle House Asylum is dedicated to helping mentally disturbed pregnant women who have been physically abused and psychologically damaged. Or is it? Maybe it is a harvesting center for embryonic stem cells that are funding a mad doctor?s quest to bring about the return of Ba?al in ...

    As with Everson's last novel, SACRIFICE, and his novella, FAILURE, THE 13TH centers around a demonic ritual; this time a highly unbalanced genetics doctor and his assistant attempt to incarnate the demon Ba'al by impregnating 13 women and slaughtering them (with their babies) during a ...

    It gripped me from the begginning and it's intensity only increased. Done in a way that I'm now expecting from Everson - entertaining, gripping, shocking and that little twist you are waiting for... ...

    I enjoyed this tremendously. Scary good. Will there be another 13th? :O ...

    Overall - 4.5 stars Story - 4 stars Narration - 5 stars I got this on KU, so I decided to rest my eyes and listen to the low-priced Audible narration. The narrator was very good, btw. This story was pretty good, but it would have been a lot better if the protagonists hadn't bee...

    Never trust the quotes on the back of a book. Short review: http://perpetualspiralreviews.blogspo... ...

    Blutige Ritualmorde in den Kellergewölben hatten das Hotel Castle House einst in Verruf gebracht. Doch Jahrzehnte später, als man dort ein Sanatorium für Schwangere eröffnet, scheint der Fluch der Vergangenheit endlich besiegt zu sein. Aber dann verschwinden immer mehr junge Frauen...

    Whether it was intentional or not, John Everson's "The 13th" is very "Laymon-like". Most horror fans, I think, would consider that a good thing because of Richard Laymon's reputation for creating memorable characters and plot lines. And, as with most Laymon books, Everson has provided ...

    I'm not going to spend hours rehashing the plot of this book - you can get all that info for the description above. Sufficed to say, it's an inventive, gripping story line without being groundbreaking - which, to be honest, is exactly what I want from a good horror novel. I read horror...

    I prefer my horror supernatural, so this isn?t the sort of story I?d normally choose to pick up (although, in fairness, there is a supernatural element). However, I was soon drawn in; Everson has an easy way with words and can characterise seemingly effortlessly. He does use a lot ...

    This book is kind of weird in that it seems like two different books telling the same story. The first half feels like it was written by Richard Laymon, and the second feels like it was written by Edward Lee. As a result, this book is some heavy, intense reading. If nasty and vile is y...

    Oh my was this a fucked up little tale! The last part just past halfway mark it never lets up! Very bloody!! This is almost as good as his NIGHTWHERE book, which I gave a better rating. But this is in the same vein as that book. My only complaint with this one is that when some charact...

    The prologue kicked off the book with a bang and it just continued from there. Very gruesome, you have your violence, gore and requisite love interest. Couldn't put it down ...

    New to John Everson and (thankfully) glad I took the leap. The 13th is a little bit of Brian Keene, Dean Koontz, and smattering of Lovecraft but all tied together with Everson's no nonsense writing style and well place plot points. 4/5 skulls, will read more of his works! ...

    John Everson is always entertaining. The man has a wicked and twisted mind and is a great storyteller. ...

    Don't judge a book by its cover, because although this cover is surprisingly bad coming from Leisure, it turned out to be a rather demented and generally enjoyable read. The premise and characters seem right out of an Edward Lee novel, only a bit more suspenseful and fast paced. Not as...

    What Everson does right, he does very well. His descriptions of every blood and sweat stained moment are really cringe-inducing, while at the same time fascinating. His descriptions of how the young women (see above) are kidnapped are disturbing to the point of the reader feeling dirty...

    Superstition can do a lot to distort the perception of even highly qualified, right thinking people. The good doctor would have continued his work on stem cells if only his University had permitted him to carry on with his research instead of asking him to resign for reasons of ethics....

    I am equating this book to my smutty eroticas or paranormal romance series, which are the same stories over and over, just with character names changed. Every reader has a weakness, a sweet-tooth for frivolous candy reads and this is such a book for fans of graphic and gruesome horrors...

    The last 100-150 pages of The 13th are extremely gore, which make it a satisfying read. However, it was a bit slow in the middle and would have been better if slightly shortened. The may problem of the book is characterisation, which is sometimes lacking. Still, as a tongue-in-cheek go...

    My introduction to Everson's work, and I will definitely be reading more. Not a light read, but I enjoyed it immensely. Quite bloody and gory, but unlike many horror novels that I've read, it actually has a plot behind all that killing. In a sleepy town, the old haunted hotel has s...

  • Dana *
    Jan 26, 2010

    Castle House Asylum is dedicated to helping mentally disturbed pregnant women who have been physically abused and psychologically damaged. Or is it? Maybe it is a harvesting center for embryonic stem cells that are funding a mad doctor?s quest to bring about the return of Ba?al in ...

    As with Everson's last novel, SACRIFICE, and his novella, FAILURE, THE 13TH centers around a demonic ritual; this time a highly unbalanced genetics doctor and his assistant attempt to incarnate the demon Ba'al by impregnating 13 women and slaughtering them (with their babies) during a ...

    It gripped me from the begginning and it's intensity only increased. Done in a way that I'm now expecting from Everson - entertaining, gripping, shocking and that little twist you are waiting for... ...

    I enjoyed this tremendously. Scary good. Will there be another 13th? :O ...

    Overall - 4.5 stars Story - 4 stars Narration - 5 stars I got this on KU, so I decided to rest my eyes and listen to the low-priced Audible narration. The narrator was very good, btw. This story was pretty good, but it would have been a lot better if the protagonists hadn't bee...

    Never trust the quotes on the back of a book. Short review: http://perpetualspiralreviews.blogspo... ...

    Blutige Ritualmorde in den Kellergewölben hatten das Hotel Castle House einst in Verruf gebracht. Doch Jahrzehnte später, als man dort ein Sanatorium für Schwangere eröffnet, scheint der Fluch der Vergangenheit endlich besiegt zu sein. Aber dann verschwinden immer mehr junge Frauen...

    Whether it was intentional or not, John Everson's "The 13th" is very "Laymon-like". Most horror fans, I think, would consider that a good thing because of Richard Laymon's reputation for creating memorable characters and plot lines. And, as with most Laymon books, Everson has provided ...

    I'm not going to spend hours rehashing the plot of this book - you can get all that info for the description above. Sufficed to say, it's an inventive, gripping story line without being groundbreaking - which, to be honest, is exactly what I want from a good horror novel. I read horror...

    I prefer my horror supernatural, so this isn?t the sort of story I?d normally choose to pick up (although, in fairness, there is a supernatural element). However, I was soon drawn in; Everson has an easy way with words and can characterise seemingly effortlessly. He does use a lot ...

    This book is kind of weird in that it seems like two different books telling the same story. The first half feels like it was written by Richard Laymon, and the second feels like it was written by Edward Lee. As a result, this book is some heavy, intense reading. If nasty and vile is y...

    Oh my was this a fucked up little tale! The last part just past halfway mark it never lets up! Very bloody!! This is almost as good as his NIGHTWHERE book, which I gave a better rating. But this is in the same vein as that book. My only complaint with this one is that when some charact...

    The prologue kicked off the book with a bang and it just continued from there. Very gruesome, you have your violence, gore and requisite love interest. Couldn't put it down ...

    New to John Everson and (thankfully) glad I took the leap. The 13th is a little bit of Brian Keene, Dean Koontz, and smattering of Lovecraft but all tied together with Everson's no nonsense writing style and well place plot points. 4/5 skulls, will read more of his works! ...

    John Everson is always entertaining. The man has a wicked and twisted mind and is a great storyteller. ...

    Don't judge a book by its cover, because although this cover is surprisingly bad coming from Leisure, it turned out to be a rather demented and generally enjoyable read. The premise and characters seem right out of an Edward Lee novel, only a bit more suspenseful and fast paced. Not as...

    What Everson does right, he does very well. His descriptions of every blood and sweat stained moment are really cringe-inducing, while at the same time fascinating. His descriptions of how the young women (see above) are kidnapped are disturbing to the point of the reader feeling dirty...

    Superstition can do a lot to distort the perception of even highly qualified, right thinking people. The good doctor would have continued his work on stem cells if only his University had permitted him to carry on with his research instead of asking him to resign for reasons of ethics....

    I am equating this book to my smutty eroticas or paranormal romance series, which are the same stories over and over, just with character names changed. Every reader has a weakness, a sweet-tooth for frivolous candy reads and this is such a book for fans of graphic and gruesome horrors...

    The last 100-150 pages of The 13th are extremely gore, which make it a satisfying read. However, it was a bit slow in the middle and would have been better if slightly shortened. The may problem of the book is characterisation, which is sometimes lacking. Still, as a tongue-in-cheek go...

    My introduction to Everson's work, and I will definitely be reading more. Not a light read, but I enjoyed it immensely. Quite bloody and gory, but unlike many horror novels that I've read, it actually has a plot behind all that killing. In a sleepy town, the old haunted hotel has s...

    Beware story if you are weak of stomach. Story does include considerable descriptions of gore and sexual rituals. This story concerns a hotel in a very small town. The hotel has a lurid history as the site of a gory ritual involving sex and dismemberment. Our characters are mostl...

  • Kathryn
    Dec 31, 2009

    Castle House Asylum is dedicated to helping mentally disturbed pregnant women who have been physically abused and psychologically damaged. Or is it? Maybe it is a harvesting center for embryonic stem cells that are funding a mad doctor?s quest to bring about the return of Ba?al in ...

    As with Everson's last novel, SACRIFICE, and his novella, FAILURE, THE 13TH centers around a demonic ritual; this time a highly unbalanced genetics doctor and his assistant attempt to incarnate the demon Ba'al by impregnating 13 women and slaughtering them (with their babies) during a ...

    It gripped me from the begginning and it's intensity only increased. Done in a way that I'm now expecting from Everson - entertaining, gripping, shocking and that little twist you are waiting for... ...

    I enjoyed this tremendously. Scary good. Will there be another 13th? :O ...

    Overall - 4.5 stars Story - 4 stars Narration - 5 stars I got this on KU, so I decided to rest my eyes and listen to the low-priced Audible narration. The narrator was very good, btw. This story was pretty good, but it would have been a lot better if the protagonists hadn't bee...

    Never trust the quotes on the back of a book. Short review: http://perpetualspiralreviews.blogspo... ...

    Blutige Ritualmorde in den Kellergewölben hatten das Hotel Castle House einst in Verruf gebracht. Doch Jahrzehnte später, als man dort ein Sanatorium für Schwangere eröffnet, scheint der Fluch der Vergangenheit endlich besiegt zu sein. Aber dann verschwinden immer mehr junge Frauen...

    Whether it was intentional or not, John Everson's "The 13th" is very "Laymon-like". Most horror fans, I think, would consider that a good thing because of Richard Laymon's reputation for creating memorable characters and plot lines. And, as with most Laymon books, Everson has provided ...

    I'm not going to spend hours rehashing the plot of this book - you can get all that info for the description above. Sufficed to say, it's an inventive, gripping story line without being groundbreaking - which, to be honest, is exactly what I want from a good horror novel. I read horror...

    I prefer my horror supernatural, so this isn?t the sort of story I?d normally choose to pick up (although, in fairness, there is a supernatural element). However, I was soon drawn in; Everson has an easy way with words and can characterise seemingly effortlessly. He does use a lot ...

    This book is kind of weird in that it seems like two different books telling the same story. The first half feels like it was written by Richard Laymon, and the second feels like it was written by Edward Lee. As a result, this book is some heavy, intense reading. If nasty and vile is y...

    Oh my was this a fucked up little tale! The last part just past halfway mark it never lets up! Very bloody!! This is almost as good as his NIGHTWHERE book, which I gave a better rating. But this is in the same vein as that book. My only complaint with this one is that when some charact...

    The prologue kicked off the book with a bang and it just continued from there. Very gruesome, you have your violence, gore and requisite love interest. Couldn't put it down ...

    New to John Everson and (thankfully) glad I took the leap. The 13th is a little bit of Brian Keene, Dean Koontz, and smattering of Lovecraft but all tied together with Everson's no nonsense writing style and well place plot points. 4/5 skulls, will read more of his works! ...

    John Everson is always entertaining. The man has a wicked and twisted mind and is a great storyteller. ...

    Don't judge a book by its cover, because although this cover is surprisingly bad coming from Leisure, it turned out to be a rather demented and generally enjoyable read. The premise and characters seem right out of an Edward Lee novel, only a bit more suspenseful and fast paced. Not as...

    What Everson does right, he does very well. His descriptions of every blood and sweat stained moment are really cringe-inducing, while at the same time fascinating. His descriptions of how the young women (see above) are kidnapped are disturbing to the point of the reader feeling dirty...

    Superstition can do a lot to distort the perception of even highly qualified, right thinking people. The good doctor would have continued his work on stem cells if only his University had permitted him to carry on with his research instead of asking him to resign for reasons of ethics....

    I am equating this book to my smutty eroticas or paranormal romance series, which are the same stories over and over, just with character names changed. Every reader has a weakness, a sweet-tooth for frivolous candy reads and this is such a book for fans of graphic and gruesome horrors...

  • Tanya
    Nov 18, 2009

    Castle House Asylum is dedicated to helping mentally disturbed pregnant women who have been physically abused and psychologically damaged. Or is it? Maybe it is a harvesting center for embryonic stem cells that are funding a mad doctor?s quest to bring about the return of Ba?al in ...

    As with Everson's last novel, SACRIFICE, and his novella, FAILURE, THE 13TH centers around a demonic ritual; this time a highly unbalanced genetics doctor and his assistant attempt to incarnate the demon Ba'al by impregnating 13 women and slaughtering them (with their babies) during a ...

    It gripped me from the begginning and it's intensity only increased. Done in a way that I'm now expecting from Everson - entertaining, gripping, shocking and that little twist you are waiting for... ...

    I enjoyed this tremendously. Scary good. Will there be another 13th? :O ...

    Overall - 4.5 stars Story - 4 stars Narration - 5 stars I got this on KU, so I decided to rest my eyes and listen to the low-priced Audible narration. The narrator was very good, btw. This story was pretty good, but it would have been a lot better if the protagonists hadn't bee...

    Never trust the quotes on the back of a book. Short review: http://perpetualspiralreviews.blogspo... ...

    Blutige Ritualmorde in den Kellergewölben hatten das Hotel Castle House einst in Verruf gebracht. Doch Jahrzehnte später, als man dort ein Sanatorium für Schwangere eröffnet, scheint der Fluch der Vergangenheit endlich besiegt zu sein. Aber dann verschwinden immer mehr junge Frauen...

    Whether it was intentional or not, John Everson's "The 13th" is very "Laymon-like". Most horror fans, I think, would consider that a good thing because of Richard Laymon's reputation for creating memorable characters and plot lines. And, as with most Laymon books, Everson has provided ...

    I'm not going to spend hours rehashing the plot of this book - you can get all that info for the description above. Sufficed to say, it's an inventive, gripping story line without being groundbreaking - which, to be honest, is exactly what I want from a good horror novel. I read horror...

    I prefer my horror supernatural, so this isn?t the sort of story I?d normally choose to pick up (although, in fairness, there is a supernatural element). However, I was soon drawn in; Everson has an easy way with words and can characterise seemingly effortlessly. He does use a lot ...

    This book is kind of weird in that it seems like two different books telling the same story. The first half feels like it was written by Richard Laymon, and the second feels like it was written by Edward Lee. As a result, this book is some heavy, intense reading. If nasty and vile is y...

    Oh my was this a fucked up little tale! The last part just past halfway mark it never lets up! Very bloody!! This is almost as good as his NIGHTWHERE book, which I gave a better rating. But this is in the same vein as that book. My only complaint with this one is that when some charact...

    The prologue kicked off the book with a bang and it just continued from there. Very gruesome, you have your violence, gore and requisite love interest. Couldn't put it down ...

  • DJMikeG
    Jun 15, 2011

    Castle House Asylum is dedicated to helping mentally disturbed pregnant women who have been physically abused and psychologically damaged. Or is it? Maybe it is a harvesting center for embryonic stem cells that are funding a mad doctor?s quest to bring about the return of Ba?al in ...

    As with Everson's last novel, SACRIFICE, and his novella, FAILURE, THE 13TH centers around a demonic ritual; this time a highly unbalanced genetics doctor and his assistant attempt to incarnate the demon Ba'al by impregnating 13 women and slaughtering them (with their babies) during a ...

    It gripped me from the begginning and it's intensity only increased. Done in a way that I'm now expecting from Everson - entertaining, gripping, shocking and that little twist you are waiting for... ...

    I enjoyed this tremendously. Scary good. Will there be another 13th? :O ...

    Overall - 4.5 stars Story - 4 stars Narration - 5 stars I got this on KU, so I decided to rest my eyes and listen to the low-priced Audible narration. The narrator was very good, btw. This story was pretty good, but it would have been a lot better if the protagonists hadn't bee...

    Never trust the quotes on the back of a book. Short review: http://perpetualspiralreviews.blogspo... ...

    Blutige Ritualmorde in den Kellergewölben hatten das Hotel Castle House einst in Verruf gebracht. Doch Jahrzehnte später, als man dort ein Sanatorium für Schwangere eröffnet, scheint der Fluch der Vergangenheit endlich besiegt zu sein. Aber dann verschwinden immer mehr junge Frauen...

    Whether it was intentional or not, John Everson's "The 13th" is very "Laymon-like". Most horror fans, I think, would consider that a good thing because of Richard Laymon's reputation for creating memorable characters and plot lines. And, as with most Laymon books, Everson has provided ...

    I'm not going to spend hours rehashing the plot of this book - you can get all that info for the description above. Sufficed to say, it's an inventive, gripping story line without being groundbreaking - which, to be honest, is exactly what I want from a good horror novel. I read horror...

    I prefer my horror supernatural, so this isn?t the sort of story I?d normally choose to pick up (although, in fairness, there is a supernatural element). However, I was soon drawn in; Everson has an easy way with words and can characterise seemingly effortlessly. He does use a lot ...

    This book is kind of weird in that it seems like two different books telling the same story. The first half feels like it was written by Richard Laymon, and the second feels like it was written by Edward Lee. As a result, this book is some heavy, intense reading. If nasty and vile is y...

    Oh my was this a fucked up little tale! The last part just past halfway mark it never lets up! Very bloody!! This is almost as good as his NIGHTWHERE book, which I gave a better rating. But this is in the same vein as that book. My only complaint with this one is that when some charact...

    The prologue kicked off the book with a bang and it just continued from there. Very gruesome, you have your violence, gore and requisite love interest. Couldn't put it down ...

    New to John Everson and (thankfully) glad I took the leap. The 13th is a little bit of Brian Keene, Dean Koontz, and smattering of Lovecraft but all tied together with Everson's no nonsense writing style and well place plot points. 4/5 skulls, will read more of his works! ...

    John Everson is always entertaining. The man has a wicked and twisted mind and is a great storyteller. ...

    Don't judge a book by its cover, because although this cover is surprisingly bad coming from Leisure, it turned out to be a rather demented and generally enjoyable read. The premise and characters seem right out of an Edward Lee novel, only a bit more suspenseful and fast paced. Not as...

    What Everson does right, he does very well. His descriptions of every blood and sweat stained moment are really cringe-inducing, while at the same time fascinating. His descriptions of how the young women (see above) are kidnapped are disturbing to the point of the reader feeling dirty...

    Superstition can do a lot to distort the perception of even highly qualified, right thinking people. The good doctor would have continued his work on stem cells if only his University had permitted him to carry on with his research instead of asking him to resign for reasons of ethics....

    I am equating this book to my smutty eroticas or paranormal romance series, which are the same stories over and over, just with character names changed. Every reader has a weakness, a sweet-tooth for frivolous candy reads and this is such a book for fans of graphic and gruesome horrors...

    The last 100-150 pages of The 13th are extremely gore, which make it a satisfying read. However, it was a bit slow in the middle and would have been better if slightly shortened. The may problem of the book is characterisation, which is sometimes lacking. Still, as a tongue-in-cheek go...

    My introduction to Everson's work, and I will definitely be reading more. Not a light read, but I enjoyed it immensely. Quite bloody and gory, but unlike many horror novels that I've read, it actually has a plot behind all that killing. In a sleepy town, the old haunted hotel has s...

    Beware story if you are weak of stomach. Story does include considerable descriptions of gore and sexual rituals. This story concerns a hotel in a very small town. The hotel has a lurid history as the site of a gory ritual involving sex and dismemberment. Our characters are mostl...

    This book suffered from a malady that I have noticed is pretty common in horror fiction. The first half of the book is great, with suspense ratcheting ever higher as the characters (and the reader) try to figure out what manner of sinister stuff is going on. The reveal comes a little t...

  • Andrew Richardson
    May 28, 2015

    Castle House Asylum is dedicated to helping mentally disturbed pregnant women who have been physically abused and psychologically damaged. Or is it? Maybe it is a harvesting center for embryonic stem cells that are funding a mad doctor?s quest to bring about the return of Ba?al in ...

    As with Everson's last novel, SACRIFICE, and his novella, FAILURE, THE 13TH centers around a demonic ritual; this time a highly unbalanced genetics doctor and his assistant attempt to incarnate the demon Ba'al by impregnating 13 women and slaughtering them (with their babies) during a ...

    It gripped me from the begginning and it's intensity only increased. Done in a way that I'm now expecting from Everson - entertaining, gripping, shocking and that little twist you are waiting for... ...

    I enjoyed this tremendously. Scary good. Will there be another 13th? :O ...

    Overall - 4.5 stars Story - 4 stars Narration - 5 stars I got this on KU, so I decided to rest my eyes and listen to the low-priced Audible narration. The narrator was very good, btw. This story was pretty good, but it would have been a lot better if the protagonists hadn't bee...

    Never trust the quotes on the back of a book. Short review: http://perpetualspiralreviews.blogspo... ...

    Blutige Ritualmorde in den Kellergewölben hatten das Hotel Castle House einst in Verruf gebracht. Doch Jahrzehnte später, als man dort ein Sanatorium für Schwangere eröffnet, scheint der Fluch der Vergangenheit endlich besiegt zu sein. Aber dann verschwinden immer mehr junge Frauen...

    Whether it was intentional or not, John Everson's "The 13th" is very "Laymon-like". Most horror fans, I think, would consider that a good thing because of Richard Laymon's reputation for creating memorable characters and plot lines. And, as with most Laymon books, Everson has provided ...

    I'm not going to spend hours rehashing the plot of this book - you can get all that info for the description above. Sufficed to say, it's an inventive, gripping story line without being groundbreaking - which, to be honest, is exactly what I want from a good horror novel. I read horror...

    I prefer my horror supernatural, so this isn?t the sort of story I?d normally choose to pick up (although, in fairness, there is a supernatural element). However, I was soon drawn in; Everson has an easy way with words and can characterise seemingly effortlessly. He does use a lot ...

  • Michelle
    Jan 06, 2011

    Castle House Asylum is dedicated to helping mentally disturbed pregnant women who have been physically abused and psychologically damaged. Or is it? Maybe it is a harvesting center for embryonic stem cells that are funding a mad doctor?s quest to bring about the return of Ba?al in ...

    As with Everson's last novel, SACRIFICE, and his novella, FAILURE, THE 13TH centers around a demonic ritual; this time a highly unbalanced genetics doctor and his assistant attempt to incarnate the demon Ba'al by impregnating 13 women and slaughtering them (with their babies) during a ...

    It gripped me from the begginning and it's intensity only increased. Done in a way that I'm now expecting from Everson - entertaining, gripping, shocking and that little twist you are waiting for... ...

    I enjoyed this tremendously. Scary good. Will there be another 13th? :O ...

    Overall - 4.5 stars Story - 4 stars Narration - 5 stars I got this on KU, so I decided to rest my eyes and listen to the low-priced Audible narration. The narrator was very good, btw. This story was pretty good, but it would have been a lot better if the protagonists hadn't bee...

    Never trust the quotes on the back of a book. Short review: http://perpetualspiralreviews.blogspo... ...

  • Frederic Raymond
    Feb 17, 2011

    Castle House Asylum is dedicated to helping mentally disturbed pregnant women who have been physically abused and psychologically damaged. Or is it? Maybe it is a harvesting center for embryonic stem cells that are funding a mad doctor?s quest to bring about the return of Ba?al in ...

    As with Everson's last novel, SACRIFICE, and his novella, FAILURE, THE 13TH centers around a demonic ritual; this time a highly unbalanced genetics doctor and his assistant attempt to incarnate the demon Ba'al by impregnating 13 women and slaughtering them (with their babies) during a ...

    It gripped me from the begginning and it's intensity only increased. Done in a way that I'm now expecting from Everson - entertaining, gripping, shocking and that little twist you are waiting for... ...

    I enjoyed this tremendously. Scary good. Will there be another 13th? :O ...

    Overall - 4.5 stars Story - 4 stars Narration - 5 stars I got this on KU, so I decided to rest my eyes and listen to the low-priced Audible narration. The narrator was very good, btw. This story was pretty good, but it would have been a lot better if the protagonists hadn't bee...

    Never trust the quotes on the back of a book. Short review: http://perpetualspiralreviews.blogspo... ...

    Blutige Ritualmorde in den Kellergewölben hatten das Hotel Castle House einst in Verruf gebracht. Doch Jahrzehnte später, als man dort ein Sanatorium für Schwangere eröffnet, scheint der Fluch der Vergangenheit endlich besiegt zu sein. Aber dann verschwinden immer mehr junge Frauen...

    Whether it was intentional or not, John Everson's "The 13th" is very "Laymon-like". Most horror fans, I think, would consider that a good thing because of Richard Laymon's reputation for creating memorable characters and plot lines. And, as with most Laymon books, Everson has provided ...

    I'm not going to spend hours rehashing the plot of this book - you can get all that info for the description above. Sufficed to say, it's an inventive, gripping story line without being groundbreaking - which, to be honest, is exactly what I want from a good horror novel. I read horror...

    I prefer my horror supernatural, so this isn?t the sort of story I?d normally choose to pick up (although, in fairness, there is a supernatural element). However, I was soon drawn in; Everson has an easy way with words and can characterise seemingly effortlessly. He does use a lot ...

    This book is kind of weird in that it seems like two different books telling the same story. The first half feels like it was written by Richard Laymon, and the second feels like it was written by Edward Lee. As a result, this book is some heavy, intense reading. If nasty and vile is y...

    Oh my was this a fucked up little tale! The last part just past halfway mark it never lets up! Very bloody!! This is almost as good as his NIGHTWHERE book, which I gave a better rating. But this is in the same vein as that book. My only complaint with this one is that when some charact...

    The prologue kicked off the book with a bang and it just continued from there. Very gruesome, you have your violence, gore and requisite love interest. Couldn't put it down ...

    New to John Everson and (thankfully) glad I took the leap. The 13th is a little bit of Brian Keene, Dean Koontz, and smattering of Lovecraft but all tied together with Everson's no nonsense writing style and well place plot points. 4/5 skulls, will read more of his works! ...

    John Everson is always entertaining. The man has a wicked and twisted mind and is a great storyteller. ...

    Don't judge a book by its cover, because although this cover is surprisingly bad coming from Leisure, it turned out to be a rather demented and generally enjoyable read. The premise and characters seem right out of an Edward Lee novel, only a bit more suspenseful and fast paced. Not as...

    What Everson does right, he does very well. His descriptions of every blood and sweat stained moment are really cringe-inducing, while at the same time fascinating. His descriptions of how the young women (see above) are kidnapped are disturbing to the point of the reader feeling dirty...

    Superstition can do a lot to distort the perception of even highly qualified, right thinking people. The good doctor would have continued his work on stem cells if only his University had permitted him to carry on with his research instead of asking him to resign for reasons of ethics....

    I am equating this book to my smutty eroticas or paranormal romance series, which are the same stories over and over, just with character names changed. Every reader has a weakness, a sweet-tooth for frivolous candy reads and this is such a book for fans of graphic and gruesome horrors...

    The last 100-150 pages of The 13th are extremely gore, which make it a satisfying read. However, it was a bit slow in the middle and would have been better if slightly shortened. The may problem of the book is characterisation, which is sometimes lacking. Still, as a tongue-in-cheek go...

  • Konnie Jones
    Dec 25, 2009

    Castle House Asylum is dedicated to helping mentally disturbed pregnant women who have been physically abused and psychologically damaged. Or is it? Maybe it is a harvesting center for embryonic stem cells that are funding a mad doctor?s quest to bring about the return of Ba?al in ...

    As with Everson's last novel, SACRIFICE, and his novella, FAILURE, THE 13TH centers around a demonic ritual; this time a highly unbalanced genetics doctor and his assistant attempt to incarnate the demon Ba'al by impregnating 13 women and slaughtering them (with their babies) during a ...

    It gripped me from the begginning and it's intensity only increased. Done in a way that I'm now expecting from Everson - entertaining, gripping, shocking and that little twist you are waiting for... ...

    I enjoyed this tremendously. Scary good. Will there be another 13th? :O ...

    Overall - 4.5 stars Story - 4 stars Narration - 5 stars I got this on KU, so I decided to rest my eyes and listen to the low-priced Audible narration. The narrator was very good, btw. This story was pretty good, but it would have been a lot better if the protagonists hadn't bee...

    Never trust the quotes on the back of a book. Short review: http://perpetualspiralreviews.blogspo... ...

    Blutige Ritualmorde in den Kellergewölben hatten das Hotel Castle House einst in Verruf gebracht. Doch Jahrzehnte später, als man dort ein Sanatorium für Schwangere eröffnet, scheint der Fluch der Vergangenheit endlich besiegt zu sein. Aber dann verschwinden immer mehr junge Frauen...

    Whether it was intentional or not, John Everson's "The 13th" is very "Laymon-like". Most horror fans, I think, would consider that a good thing because of Richard Laymon's reputation for creating memorable characters and plot lines. And, as with most Laymon books, Everson has provided ...

    I'm not going to spend hours rehashing the plot of this book - you can get all that info for the description above. Sufficed to say, it's an inventive, gripping story line without being groundbreaking - which, to be honest, is exactly what I want from a good horror novel. I read horror...

    I prefer my horror supernatural, so this isn?t the sort of story I?d normally choose to pick up (although, in fairness, there is a supernatural element). However, I was soon drawn in; Everson has an easy way with words and can characterise seemingly effortlessly. He does use a lot ...

    This book is kind of weird in that it seems like two different books telling the same story. The first half feels like it was written by Richard Laymon, and the second feels like it was written by Edward Lee. As a result, this book is some heavy, intense reading. If nasty and vile is y...

    Oh my was this a fucked up little tale! The last part just past halfway mark it never lets up! Very bloody!! This is almost as good as his NIGHTWHERE book, which I gave a better rating. But this is in the same vein as that book. My only complaint with this one is that when some charact...

    The prologue kicked off the book with a bang and it just continued from there. Very gruesome, you have your violence, gore and requisite love interest. Couldn't put it down ...

    New to John Everson and (thankfully) glad I took the leap. The 13th is a little bit of Brian Keene, Dean Koontz, and smattering of Lovecraft but all tied together with Everson's no nonsense writing style and well place plot points. 4/5 skulls, will read more of his works! ...

    John Everson is always entertaining. The man has a wicked and twisted mind and is a great storyteller. ...

    Don't judge a book by its cover, because although this cover is surprisingly bad coming from Leisure, it turned out to be a rather demented and generally enjoyable read. The premise and characters seem right out of an Edward Lee novel, only a bit more suspenseful and fast paced. Not as...

    What Everson does right, he does very well. His descriptions of every blood and sweat stained moment are really cringe-inducing, while at the same time fascinating. His descriptions of how the young women (see above) are kidnapped are disturbing to the point of the reader feeling dirty...

    Superstition can do a lot to distort the perception of even highly qualified, right thinking people. The good doctor would have continued his work on stem cells if only his University had permitted him to carry on with his research instead of asking him to resign for reasons of ethics....

    I am equating this book to my smutty eroticas or paranormal romance series, which are the same stories over and over, just with character names changed. Every reader has a weakness, a sweet-tooth for frivolous candy reads and this is such a book for fans of graphic and gruesome horrors...

    The last 100-150 pages of The 13th are extremely gore, which make it a satisfying read. However, it was a bit slow in the middle and would have been better if slightly shortened. The may problem of the book is characterisation, which is sometimes lacking. Still, as a tongue-in-cheek go...

    My introduction to Everson's work, and I will definitely be reading more. Not a light read, but I enjoyed it immensely. Quite bloody and gory, but unlike many horror novels that I've read, it actually has a plot behind all that killing. In a sleepy town, the old haunted hotel has s...

    Beware story if you are weak of stomach. Story does include considerable descriptions of gore and sexual rituals. This story concerns a hotel in a very small town. The hotel has a lurid history as the site of a gory ritual involving sex and dismemberment. Our characters are mostl...

    This book suffered from a malady that I have noticed is pretty common in horror fiction. The first half of the book is great, with suspense ratcheting ever higher as the characters (and the reader) try to figure out what manner of sinister stuff is going on. The reveal comes a little t...

    13th is a gleefully glory, often wry B-movie horror read that brings together the elements of small town horror, Satanism, medical horror, sex, a spooky abode, slasher flickdom and excellent, entertaining writing. This may be one of my favorite books from Everson, whose work is often i...

    Looks like I have found myself a new author to read. I have to say that I've read enough horror novels that I feel like it's pretty hard to shock me, but this one managed to do that a few times. Mostly due to the level of violence and gore. It wasn't the best book I've ever read, but i...

    I really didn't think I would like this book, as the cover is pretty cheesy. But I bought a copy at a Horror Con in October and met John Everson, who then signed the book (nice guy, by the way). I was quite surprised at how intense the book was, especially since I thought John seemed q...

  • Scott Johnson
    Feb 09, 2010

    Castle House Asylum is dedicated to helping mentally disturbed pregnant women who have been physically abused and psychologically damaged. Or is it? Maybe it is a harvesting center for embryonic stem cells that are funding a mad doctor?s quest to bring about the return of Ba?al in ...

    As with Everson's last novel, SACRIFICE, and his novella, FAILURE, THE 13TH centers around a demonic ritual; this time a highly unbalanced genetics doctor and his assistant attempt to incarnate the demon Ba'al by impregnating 13 women and slaughtering them (with their babies) during a ...

    It gripped me from the begginning and it's intensity only increased. Done in a way that I'm now expecting from Everson - entertaining, gripping, shocking and that little twist you are waiting for... ...

    I enjoyed this tremendously. Scary good. Will there be another 13th? :O ...

    Overall - 4.5 stars Story - 4 stars Narration - 5 stars I got this on KU, so I decided to rest my eyes and listen to the low-priced Audible narration. The narrator was very good, btw. This story was pretty good, but it would have been a lot better if the protagonists hadn't bee...

    Never trust the quotes on the back of a book. Short review: http://perpetualspiralreviews.blogspo... ...

    Blutige Ritualmorde in den Kellergewölben hatten das Hotel Castle House einst in Verruf gebracht. Doch Jahrzehnte später, als man dort ein Sanatorium für Schwangere eröffnet, scheint der Fluch der Vergangenheit endlich besiegt zu sein. Aber dann verschwinden immer mehr junge Frauen...

    Whether it was intentional or not, John Everson's "The 13th" is very "Laymon-like". Most horror fans, I think, would consider that a good thing because of Richard Laymon's reputation for creating memorable characters and plot lines. And, as with most Laymon books, Everson has provided ...

    I'm not going to spend hours rehashing the plot of this book - you can get all that info for the description above. Sufficed to say, it's an inventive, gripping story line without being groundbreaking - which, to be honest, is exactly what I want from a good horror novel. I read horror...

    I prefer my horror supernatural, so this isn?t the sort of story I?d normally choose to pick up (although, in fairness, there is a supernatural element). However, I was soon drawn in; Everson has an easy way with words and can characterise seemingly effortlessly. He does use a lot ...

    This book is kind of weird in that it seems like two different books telling the same story. The first half feels like it was written by Richard Laymon, and the second feels like it was written by Edward Lee. As a result, this book is some heavy, intense reading. If nasty and vile is y...

    Oh my was this a fucked up little tale! The last part just past halfway mark it never lets up! Very bloody!! This is almost as good as his NIGHTWHERE book, which I gave a better rating. But this is in the same vein as that book. My only complaint with this one is that when some charact...

    The prologue kicked off the book with a bang and it just continued from there. Very gruesome, you have your violence, gore and requisite love interest. Couldn't put it down ...

    New to John Everson and (thankfully) glad I took the leap. The 13th is a little bit of Brian Keene, Dean Koontz, and smattering of Lovecraft but all tied together with Everson's no nonsense writing style and well place plot points. 4/5 skulls, will read more of his works! ...

    John Everson is always entertaining. The man has a wicked and twisted mind and is a great storyteller. ...

    Don't judge a book by its cover, because although this cover is surprisingly bad coming from Leisure, it turned out to be a rather demented and generally enjoyable read. The premise and characters seem right out of an Edward Lee novel, only a bit more suspenseful and fast paced. Not as...

    What Everson does right, he does very well. His descriptions of every blood and sweat stained moment are really cringe-inducing, while at the same time fascinating. His descriptions of how the young women (see above) are kidnapped are disturbing to the point of the reader feeling dirty...

  • Steven Koch
    Jan 22, 2011

    Castle House Asylum is dedicated to helping mentally disturbed pregnant women who have been physically abused and psychologically damaged. Or is it? Maybe it is a harvesting center for embryonic stem cells that are funding a mad doctor?s quest to bring about the return of Ba?al in ...

    As with Everson's last novel, SACRIFICE, and his novella, FAILURE, THE 13TH centers around a demonic ritual; this time a highly unbalanced genetics doctor and his assistant attempt to incarnate the demon Ba'al by impregnating 13 women and slaughtering them (with their babies) during a ...

    It gripped me from the begginning and it's intensity only increased. Done in a way that I'm now expecting from Everson - entertaining, gripping, shocking and that little twist you are waiting for... ...

    I enjoyed this tremendously. Scary good. Will there be another 13th? :O ...

    Overall - 4.5 stars Story - 4 stars Narration - 5 stars I got this on KU, so I decided to rest my eyes and listen to the low-priced Audible narration. The narrator was very good, btw. This story was pretty good, but it would have been a lot better if the protagonists hadn't bee...

    Never trust the quotes on the back of a book. Short review: http://perpetualspiralreviews.blogspo... ...

    Blutige Ritualmorde in den Kellergewölben hatten das Hotel Castle House einst in Verruf gebracht. Doch Jahrzehnte später, als man dort ein Sanatorium für Schwangere eröffnet, scheint der Fluch der Vergangenheit endlich besiegt zu sein. Aber dann verschwinden immer mehr junge Frauen...

    Whether it was intentional or not, John Everson's "The 13th" is very "Laymon-like". Most horror fans, I think, would consider that a good thing because of Richard Laymon's reputation for creating memorable characters and plot lines. And, as with most Laymon books, Everson has provided ...

    I'm not going to spend hours rehashing the plot of this book - you can get all that info for the description above. Sufficed to say, it's an inventive, gripping story line without being groundbreaking - which, to be honest, is exactly what I want from a good horror novel. I read horror...

    I prefer my horror supernatural, so this isn?t the sort of story I?d normally choose to pick up (although, in fairness, there is a supernatural element). However, I was soon drawn in; Everson has an easy way with words and can characterise seemingly effortlessly. He does use a lot ...

    This book is kind of weird in that it seems like two different books telling the same story. The first half feels like it was written by Richard Laymon, and the second feels like it was written by Edward Lee. As a result, this book is some heavy, intense reading. If nasty and vile is y...

    Oh my was this a fucked up little tale! The last part just past halfway mark it never lets up! Very bloody!! This is almost as good as his NIGHTWHERE book, which I gave a better rating. But this is in the same vein as that book. My only complaint with this one is that when some charact...

    The prologue kicked off the book with a bang and it just continued from there. Very gruesome, you have your violence, gore and requisite love interest. Couldn't put it down ...

    New to John Everson and (thankfully) glad I took the leap. The 13th is a little bit of Brian Keene, Dean Koontz, and smattering of Lovecraft but all tied together with Everson's no nonsense writing style and well place plot points. 4/5 skulls, will read more of his works! ...

    John Everson is always entertaining. The man has a wicked and twisted mind and is a great storyteller. ...

    Don't judge a book by its cover, because although this cover is surprisingly bad coming from Leisure, it turned out to be a rather demented and generally enjoyable read. The premise and characters seem right out of an Edward Lee novel, only a bit more suspenseful and fast paced. Not as...

    What Everson does right, he does very well. His descriptions of every blood and sweat stained moment are really cringe-inducing, while at the same time fascinating. His descriptions of how the young women (see above) are kidnapped are disturbing to the point of the reader feeling dirty...

    Superstition can do a lot to distort the perception of even highly qualified, right thinking people. The good doctor would have continued his work on stem cells if only his University had permitted him to carry on with his research instead of asking him to resign for reasons of ethics....

    I am equating this book to my smutty eroticas or paranormal romance series, which are the same stories over and over, just with character names changed. Every reader has a weakness, a sweet-tooth for frivolous candy reads and this is such a book for fans of graphic and gruesome horrors...

    The last 100-150 pages of The 13th are extremely gore, which make it a satisfying read. However, it was a bit slow in the middle and would have been better if slightly shortened. The may problem of the book is characterisation, which is sometimes lacking. Still, as a tongue-in-cheek go...

    My introduction to Everson's work, and I will definitely be reading more. Not a light read, but I enjoyed it immensely. Quite bloody and gory, but unlike many horror novels that I've read, it actually has a plot behind all that killing. In a sleepy town, the old haunted hotel has s...

    Beware story if you are weak of stomach. Story does include considerable descriptions of gore and sexual rituals. This story concerns a hotel in a very small town. The hotel has a lurid history as the site of a gory ritual involving sex and dismemberment. Our characters are mostl...

    This book suffered from a malady that I have noticed is pretty common in horror fiction. The first half of the book is great, with suspense ratcheting ever higher as the characters (and the reader) try to figure out what manner of sinister stuff is going on. The reveal comes a little t...

    13th is a gleefully glory, often wry B-movie horror read that brings together the elements of small town horror, Satanism, medical horror, sex, a spooky abode, slasher flickdom and excellent, entertaining writing. This may be one of my favorite books from Everson, whose work is often i...

    Looks like I have found myself a new author to read. I have to say that I've read enough horror novels that I feel like it's pretty hard to shock me, but this one managed to do that a few times. Mostly due to the level of violence and gore. It wasn't the best book I've ever read, but i...

    I really didn't think I would like this book, as the cover is pretty cheesy. But I bought a copy at a Horror Con in October and met John Everson, who then signed the book (nice guy, by the way). I was quite surprised at how intense the book was, especially since I thought John seemed q...

    A house with a wicked history in what appears to be an idyllic town. David is spending college summer break with his Aunt. Girls are being kidnapped in surrounding area and David manages to get entangled in a web that includes devil worship and a ancient rite. Nice amount of gore, but ...

    This one is a white knuckle read. There is a lot of heavy violence particularly closer to the latter stages of the story and the premise may be a little heavy on the sensibilities of some. Kind of like the offspring of an Edward Lee / Richard Laymon union. John Everson is quickly becom...

    This was the first book by Mr. Everson that I've read...and have since purchased others and put them in my cue to read in the future. I liked this book, from the Prologue to the twist ending. Yes it is full of gore, sex , and violence, but what else do you expect in a horror novel. I h...

  • Stacy Kingsley
    Apr 26, 2014

    Castle House Asylum is dedicated to helping mentally disturbed pregnant women who have been physically abused and psychologically damaged. Or is it? Maybe it is a harvesting center for embryonic stem cells that are funding a mad doctor?s quest to bring about the return of Ba?al in ...

    As with Everson's last novel, SACRIFICE, and his novella, FAILURE, THE 13TH centers around a demonic ritual; this time a highly unbalanced genetics doctor and his assistant attempt to incarnate the demon Ba'al by impregnating 13 women and slaughtering them (with their babies) during a ...

    It gripped me from the begginning and it's intensity only increased. Done in a way that I'm now expecting from Everson - entertaining, gripping, shocking and that little twist you are waiting for... ...

    I enjoyed this tremendously. Scary good. Will there be another 13th? :O ...

    Overall - 4.5 stars Story - 4 stars Narration - 5 stars I got this on KU, so I decided to rest my eyes and listen to the low-priced Audible narration. The narrator was very good, btw. This story was pretty good, but it would have been a lot better if the protagonists hadn't bee...

    Never trust the quotes on the back of a book. Short review: http://perpetualspiralreviews.blogspo... ...

    Blutige Ritualmorde in den Kellergewölben hatten das Hotel Castle House einst in Verruf gebracht. Doch Jahrzehnte später, als man dort ein Sanatorium für Schwangere eröffnet, scheint der Fluch der Vergangenheit endlich besiegt zu sein. Aber dann verschwinden immer mehr junge Frauen...

    Whether it was intentional or not, John Everson's "The 13th" is very "Laymon-like". Most horror fans, I think, would consider that a good thing because of Richard Laymon's reputation for creating memorable characters and plot lines. And, as with most Laymon books, Everson has provided ...

    I'm not going to spend hours rehashing the plot of this book - you can get all that info for the description above. Sufficed to say, it's an inventive, gripping story line without being groundbreaking - which, to be honest, is exactly what I want from a good horror novel. I read horror...

    I prefer my horror supernatural, so this isn?t the sort of story I?d normally choose to pick up (although, in fairness, there is a supernatural element). However, I was soon drawn in; Everson has an easy way with words and can characterise seemingly effortlessly. He does use a lot ...

    This book is kind of weird in that it seems like two different books telling the same story. The first half feels like it was written by Richard Laymon, and the second feels like it was written by Edward Lee. As a result, this book is some heavy, intense reading. If nasty and vile is y...

    Oh my was this a fucked up little tale! The last part just past halfway mark it never lets up! Very bloody!! This is almost as good as his NIGHTWHERE book, which I gave a better rating. But this is in the same vein as that book. My only complaint with this one is that when some charact...

    The prologue kicked off the book with a bang and it just continued from there. Very gruesome, you have your violence, gore and requisite love interest. Couldn't put it down ...

    New to John Everson and (thankfully) glad I took the leap. The 13th is a little bit of Brian Keene, Dean Koontz, and smattering of Lovecraft but all tied together with Everson's no nonsense writing style and well place plot points. 4/5 skulls, will read more of his works! ...

    John Everson is always entertaining. The man has a wicked and twisted mind and is a great storyteller. ...

    Don't judge a book by its cover, because although this cover is surprisingly bad coming from Leisure, it turned out to be a rather demented and generally enjoyable read. The premise and characters seem right out of an Edward Lee novel, only a bit more suspenseful and fast paced. Not as...

    What Everson does right, he does very well. His descriptions of every blood and sweat stained moment are really cringe-inducing, while at the same time fascinating. His descriptions of how the young women (see above) are kidnapped are disturbing to the point of the reader feeling dirty...

    Superstition can do a lot to distort the perception of even highly qualified, right thinking people. The good doctor would have continued his work on stem cells if only his University had permitted him to carry on with his research instead of asking him to resign for reasons of ethics....

    I am equating this book to my smutty eroticas or paranormal romance series, which are the same stories over and over, just with character names changed. Every reader has a weakness, a sweet-tooth for frivolous candy reads and this is such a book for fans of graphic and gruesome horrors...

    The last 100-150 pages of The 13th are extremely gore, which make it a satisfying read. However, it was a bit slow in the middle and would have been better if slightly shortened. The may problem of the book is characterisation, which is sometimes lacking. Still, as a tongue-in-cheek go...

    My introduction to Everson's work, and I will definitely be reading more. Not a light read, but I enjoyed it immensely. Quite bloody and gory, but unlike many horror novels that I've read, it actually has a plot behind all that killing. In a sleepy town, the old haunted hotel has s...

    Beware story if you are weak of stomach. Story does include considerable descriptions of gore and sexual rituals. This story concerns a hotel in a very small town. The hotel has a lurid history as the site of a gory ritual involving sex and dismemberment. Our characters are mostl...

    This book suffered from a malady that I have noticed is pretty common in horror fiction. The first half of the book is great, with suspense ratcheting ever higher as the characters (and the reader) try to figure out what manner of sinister stuff is going on. The reveal comes a little t...

    13th is a gleefully glory, often wry B-movie horror read that brings together the elements of small town horror, Satanism, medical horror, sex, a spooky abode, slasher flickdom and excellent, entertaining writing. This may be one of my favorite books from Everson, whose work is often i...

    Looks like I have found myself a new author to read. I have to say that I've read enough horror novels that I feel like it's pretty hard to shock me, but this one managed to do that a few times. Mostly due to the level of violence and gore. It wasn't the best book I've ever read, but i...

    I really didn't think I would like this book, as the cover is pretty cheesy. But I bought a copy at a Horror Con in October and met John Everson, who then signed the book (nice guy, by the way). I was quite surprised at how intense the book was, especially since I thought John seemed q...

    A house with a wicked history in what appears to be an idyllic town. David is spending college summer break with his Aunt. Girls are being kidnapped in surrounding area and David manages to get entangled in a web that includes devil worship and a ancient rite. Nice amount of gore, but ...

    This one is a white knuckle read. There is a lot of heavy violence particularly closer to the latter stages of the story and the premise may be a little heavy on the sensibilities of some. Kind of like the offspring of an Edward Lee / Richard Laymon union. John Everson is quickly becom...

    This was the first book by Mr. Everson that I've read...and have since purchased others and put them in my cue to read in the future. I liked this book, from the Prologue to the twist ending. Yes it is full of gore, sex , and violence, but what else do you expect in a horror novel. I h...

    I was debating two or three stars, but decided the was fine. This book started out promising but a little more than halfway through I just didn't care anymore. I finished it and was disappointed in the ending. More importantly I just didn't care what happened to the characters so I jus...

  • Suby
    Apr 02, 2012

    Castle House Asylum is dedicated to helping mentally disturbed pregnant women who have been physically abused and psychologically damaged. Or is it? Maybe it is a harvesting center for embryonic stem cells that are funding a mad doctor?s quest to bring about the return of Ba?al in ...

    As with Everson's last novel, SACRIFICE, and his novella, FAILURE, THE 13TH centers around a demonic ritual; this time a highly unbalanced genetics doctor and his assistant attempt to incarnate the demon Ba'al by impregnating 13 women and slaughtering them (with their babies) during a ...

    It gripped me from the begginning and it's intensity only increased. Done in a way that I'm now expecting from Everson - entertaining, gripping, shocking and that little twist you are waiting for... ...

    I enjoyed this tremendously. Scary good. Will there be another 13th? :O ...

    Overall - 4.5 stars Story - 4 stars Narration - 5 stars I got this on KU, so I decided to rest my eyes and listen to the low-priced Audible narration. The narrator was very good, btw. This story was pretty good, but it would have been a lot better if the protagonists hadn't bee...

    Never trust the quotes on the back of a book. Short review: http://perpetualspiralreviews.blogspo... ...

    Blutige Ritualmorde in den Kellergewölben hatten das Hotel Castle House einst in Verruf gebracht. Doch Jahrzehnte später, als man dort ein Sanatorium für Schwangere eröffnet, scheint der Fluch der Vergangenheit endlich besiegt zu sein. Aber dann verschwinden immer mehr junge Frauen...

    Whether it was intentional or not, John Everson's "The 13th" is very "Laymon-like". Most horror fans, I think, would consider that a good thing because of Richard Laymon's reputation for creating memorable characters and plot lines. And, as with most Laymon books, Everson has provided ...

    I'm not going to spend hours rehashing the plot of this book - you can get all that info for the description above. Sufficed to say, it's an inventive, gripping story line without being groundbreaking - which, to be honest, is exactly what I want from a good horror novel. I read horror...

    I prefer my horror supernatural, so this isn?t the sort of story I?d normally choose to pick up (although, in fairness, there is a supernatural element). However, I was soon drawn in; Everson has an easy way with words and can characterise seemingly effortlessly. He does use a lot ...

    This book is kind of weird in that it seems like two different books telling the same story. The first half feels like it was written by Richard Laymon, and the second feels like it was written by Edward Lee. As a result, this book is some heavy, intense reading. If nasty and vile is y...

    Oh my was this a fucked up little tale! The last part just past halfway mark it never lets up! Very bloody!! This is almost as good as his NIGHTWHERE book, which I gave a better rating. But this is in the same vein as that book. My only complaint with this one is that when some charact...

    The prologue kicked off the book with a bang and it just continued from there. Very gruesome, you have your violence, gore and requisite love interest. Couldn't put it down ...

    New to John Everson and (thankfully) glad I took the leap. The 13th is a little bit of Brian Keene, Dean Koontz, and smattering of Lovecraft but all tied together with Everson's no nonsense writing style and well place plot points. 4/5 skulls, will read more of his works! ...

    John Everson is always entertaining. The man has a wicked and twisted mind and is a great storyteller. ...

    Don't judge a book by its cover, because although this cover is surprisingly bad coming from Leisure, it turned out to be a rather demented and generally enjoyable read. The premise and characters seem right out of an Edward Lee novel, only a bit more suspenseful and fast paced. Not as...

    What Everson does right, he does very well. His descriptions of every blood and sweat stained moment are really cringe-inducing, while at the same time fascinating. His descriptions of how the young women (see above) are kidnapped are disturbing to the point of the reader feeling dirty...

    Superstition can do a lot to distort the perception of even highly qualified, right thinking people. The good doctor would have continued his work on stem cells if only his University had permitted him to carry on with his research instead of asking him to resign for reasons of ethics....

  • Angela
    Jun 13, 2016

    Castle House Asylum is dedicated to helping mentally disturbed pregnant women who have been physically abused and psychologically damaged. Or is it? Maybe it is a harvesting center for embryonic stem cells that are funding a mad doctor?s quest to bring about the return of Ba?al in ...

    As with Everson's last novel, SACRIFICE, and his novella, FAILURE, THE 13TH centers around a demonic ritual; this time a highly unbalanced genetics doctor and his assistant attempt to incarnate the demon Ba'al by impregnating 13 women and slaughtering them (with their babies) during a ...

    It gripped me from the begginning and it's intensity only increased. Done in a way that I'm now expecting from Everson - entertaining, gripping, shocking and that little twist you are waiting for... ...

    I enjoyed this tremendously. Scary good. Will there be another 13th? :O ...

    Overall - 4.5 stars Story - 4 stars Narration - 5 stars I got this on KU, so I decided to rest my eyes and listen to the low-priced Audible narration. The narrator was very good, btw. This story was pretty good, but it would have been a lot better if the protagonists hadn't bee...

    Never trust the quotes on the back of a book. Short review: http://perpetualspiralreviews.blogspo... ...

    Blutige Ritualmorde in den Kellergewölben hatten das Hotel Castle House einst in Verruf gebracht. Doch Jahrzehnte später, als man dort ein Sanatorium für Schwangere eröffnet, scheint der Fluch der Vergangenheit endlich besiegt zu sein. Aber dann verschwinden immer mehr junge Frauen...

    Whether it was intentional or not, John Everson's "The 13th" is very "Laymon-like". Most horror fans, I think, would consider that a good thing because of Richard Laymon's reputation for creating memorable characters and plot lines. And, as with most Laymon books, Everson has provided ...

    I'm not going to spend hours rehashing the plot of this book - you can get all that info for the description above. Sufficed to say, it's an inventive, gripping story line without being groundbreaking - which, to be honest, is exactly what I want from a good horror novel. I read horror...

    I prefer my horror supernatural, so this isn?t the sort of story I?d normally choose to pick up (although, in fairness, there is a supernatural element). However, I was soon drawn in; Everson has an easy way with words and can characterise seemingly effortlessly. He does use a lot ...

    This book is kind of weird in that it seems like two different books telling the same story. The first half feels like it was written by Richard Laymon, and the second feels like it was written by Edward Lee. As a result, this book is some heavy, intense reading. If nasty and vile is y...

    Oh my was this a fucked up little tale! The last part just past halfway mark it never lets up! Very bloody!! This is almost as good as his NIGHTWHERE book, which I gave a better rating. But this is in the same vein as that book. My only complaint with this one is that when some charact...

    The prologue kicked off the book with a bang and it just continued from there. Very gruesome, you have your violence, gore and requisite love interest. Couldn't put it down ...

    New to John Everson and (thankfully) glad I took the leap. The 13th is a little bit of Brian Keene, Dean Koontz, and smattering of Lovecraft but all tied together with Everson's no nonsense writing style and well place plot points. 4/5 skulls, will read more of his works! ...

    John Everson is always entertaining. The man has a wicked and twisted mind and is a great storyteller. ...

    Don't judge a book by its cover, because although this cover is surprisingly bad coming from Leisure, it turned out to be a rather demented and generally enjoyable read. The premise and characters seem right out of an Edward Lee novel, only a bit more suspenseful and fast paced. Not as...

    What Everson does right, he does very well. His descriptions of every blood and sweat stained moment are really cringe-inducing, while at the same time fascinating. His descriptions of how the young women (see above) are kidnapped are disturbing to the point of the reader feeling dirty...

    Superstition can do a lot to distort the perception of even highly qualified, right thinking people. The good doctor would have continued his work on stem cells if only his University had permitted him to carry on with his research instead of asking him to resign for reasons of ethics....

    I am equating this book to my smutty eroticas or paranormal romance series, which are the same stories over and over, just with character names changed. Every reader has a weakness, a sweet-tooth for frivolous candy reads and this is such a book for fans of graphic and gruesome horrors...

    The last 100-150 pages of The 13th are extremely gore, which make it a satisfying read. However, it was a bit slow in the middle and would have been better if slightly shortened. The may problem of the book is characterisation, which is sometimes lacking. Still, as a tongue-in-cheek go...

    My introduction to Everson's work, and I will definitely be reading more. Not a light read, but I enjoyed it immensely. Quite bloody and gory, but unlike many horror novels that I've read, it actually has a plot behind all that killing. In a sleepy town, the old haunted hotel has s...

    Beware story if you are weak of stomach. Story does include considerable descriptions of gore and sexual rituals. This story concerns a hotel in a very small town. The hotel has a lurid history as the site of a gory ritual involving sex and dismemberment. Our characters are mostl...

    This book suffered from a malady that I have noticed is pretty common in horror fiction. The first half of the book is great, with suspense ratcheting ever higher as the characters (and the reader) try to figure out what manner of sinister stuff is going on. The reveal comes a little t...

    13th is a gleefully glory, often wry B-movie horror read that brings together the elements of small town horror, Satanism, medical horror, sex, a spooky abode, slasher flickdom and excellent, entertaining writing. This may be one of my favorite books from Everson, whose work is often i...

    Looks like I have found myself a new author to read. I have to say that I've read enough horror novels that I feel like it's pretty hard to shock me, but this one managed to do that a few times. Mostly due to the level of violence and gore. It wasn't the best book I've ever read, but i...

    I really didn't think I would like this book, as the cover is pretty cheesy. But I bought a copy at a Horror Con in October and met John Everson, who then signed the book (nice guy, by the way). I was quite surprised at how intense the book was, especially since I thought John seemed q...

    A house with a wicked history in what appears to be an idyllic town. David is spending college summer break with his Aunt. Girls are being kidnapped in surrounding area and David manages to get entangled in a web that includes devil worship and a ancient rite. Nice amount of gore, but ...

  • William M.
    Jun 29, 2011

    Castle House Asylum is dedicated to helping mentally disturbed pregnant women who have been physically abused and psychologically damaged. Or is it? Maybe it is a harvesting center for embryonic stem cells that are funding a mad doctor?s quest to bring about the return of Ba?al in ...

    As with Everson's last novel, SACRIFICE, and his novella, FAILURE, THE 13TH centers around a demonic ritual; this time a highly unbalanced genetics doctor and his assistant attempt to incarnate the demon Ba'al by impregnating 13 women and slaughtering them (with their babies) during a ...

    It gripped me from the begginning and it's intensity only increased. Done in a way that I'm now expecting from Everson - entertaining, gripping, shocking and that little twist you are waiting for... ...

    I enjoyed this tremendously. Scary good. Will there be another 13th? :O ...

    Overall - 4.5 stars Story - 4 stars Narration - 5 stars I got this on KU, so I decided to rest my eyes and listen to the low-priced Audible narration. The narrator was very good, btw. This story was pretty good, but it would have been a lot better if the protagonists hadn't bee...

    Never trust the quotes on the back of a book. Short review: http://perpetualspiralreviews.blogspo... ...

    Blutige Ritualmorde in den Kellergewölben hatten das Hotel Castle House einst in Verruf gebracht. Doch Jahrzehnte später, als man dort ein Sanatorium für Schwangere eröffnet, scheint der Fluch der Vergangenheit endlich besiegt zu sein. Aber dann verschwinden immer mehr junge Frauen...

    Whether it was intentional or not, John Everson's "The 13th" is very "Laymon-like". Most horror fans, I think, would consider that a good thing because of Richard Laymon's reputation for creating memorable characters and plot lines. And, as with most Laymon books, Everson has provided ...

    I'm not going to spend hours rehashing the plot of this book - you can get all that info for the description above. Sufficed to say, it's an inventive, gripping story line without being groundbreaking - which, to be honest, is exactly what I want from a good horror novel. I read horror...

    I prefer my horror supernatural, so this isn?t the sort of story I?d normally choose to pick up (although, in fairness, there is a supernatural element). However, I was soon drawn in; Everson has an easy way with words and can characterise seemingly effortlessly. He does use a lot ...

    This book is kind of weird in that it seems like two different books telling the same story. The first half feels like it was written by Richard Laymon, and the second feels like it was written by Edward Lee. As a result, this book is some heavy, intense reading. If nasty and vile is y...

    Oh my was this a fucked up little tale! The last part just past halfway mark it never lets up! Very bloody!! This is almost as good as his NIGHTWHERE book, which I gave a better rating. But this is in the same vein as that book. My only complaint with this one is that when some charact...

    The prologue kicked off the book with a bang and it just continued from there. Very gruesome, you have your violence, gore and requisite love interest. Couldn't put it down ...

    New to John Everson and (thankfully) glad I took the leap. The 13th is a little bit of Brian Keene, Dean Koontz, and smattering of Lovecraft but all tied together with Everson's no nonsense writing style and well place plot points. 4/5 skulls, will read more of his works! ...

    John Everson is always entertaining. The man has a wicked and twisted mind and is a great storyteller. ...

    Don't judge a book by its cover, because although this cover is surprisingly bad coming from Leisure, it turned out to be a rather demented and generally enjoyable read. The premise and characters seem right out of an Edward Lee novel, only a bit more suspenseful and fast paced. Not as...

  • Bill
    Oct 21, 2011

    Castle House Asylum is dedicated to helping mentally disturbed pregnant women who have been physically abused and psychologically damaged. Or is it? Maybe it is a harvesting center for embryonic stem cells that are funding a mad doctor?s quest to bring about the return of Ba?al in ...

  • Anthony
    Jul 25, 2011

    Castle House Asylum is dedicated to helping mentally disturbed pregnant women who have been physically abused and psychologically damaged. Or is it? Maybe it is a harvesting center for embryonic stem cells that are funding a mad doctor?s quest to bring about the return of Ba?al in ...

    As with Everson's last novel, SACRIFICE, and his novella, FAILURE, THE 13TH centers around a demonic ritual; this time a highly unbalanced genetics doctor and his assistant attempt to incarnate the demon Ba'al by impregnating 13 women and slaughtering them (with their babies) during a ...

    It gripped me from the begginning and it's intensity only increased. Done in a way that I'm now expecting from Everson - entertaining, gripping, shocking and that little twist you are waiting for... ...

    I enjoyed this tremendously. Scary good. Will there be another 13th? :O ...

    Overall - 4.5 stars Story - 4 stars Narration - 5 stars I got this on KU, so I decided to rest my eyes and listen to the low-priced Audible narration. The narrator was very good, btw. This story was pretty good, but it would have been a lot better if the protagonists hadn't bee...

    Never trust the quotes on the back of a book. Short review: http://perpetualspiralreviews.blogspo... ...

    Blutige Ritualmorde in den Kellergewölben hatten das Hotel Castle House einst in Verruf gebracht. Doch Jahrzehnte später, als man dort ein Sanatorium für Schwangere eröffnet, scheint der Fluch der Vergangenheit endlich besiegt zu sein. Aber dann verschwinden immer mehr junge Frauen...

    Whether it was intentional or not, John Everson's "The 13th" is very "Laymon-like". Most horror fans, I think, would consider that a good thing because of Richard Laymon's reputation for creating memorable characters and plot lines. And, as with most Laymon books, Everson has provided ...

    I'm not going to spend hours rehashing the plot of this book - you can get all that info for the description above. Sufficed to say, it's an inventive, gripping story line without being groundbreaking - which, to be honest, is exactly what I want from a good horror novel. I read horror...

    I prefer my horror supernatural, so this isn?t the sort of story I?d normally choose to pick up (although, in fairness, there is a supernatural element). However, I was soon drawn in; Everson has an easy way with words and can characterise seemingly effortlessly. He does use a lot ...

    This book is kind of weird in that it seems like two different books telling the same story. The first half feels like it was written by Richard Laymon, and the second feels like it was written by Edward Lee. As a result, this book is some heavy, intense reading. If nasty and vile is y...

    Oh my was this a fucked up little tale! The last part just past halfway mark it never lets up! Very bloody!! This is almost as good as his NIGHTWHERE book, which I gave a better rating. But this is in the same vein as that book. My only complaint with this one is that when some charact...

  • Steve Isaak
    Oct 22, 2014

    Castle House Asylum is dedicated to helping mentally disturbed pregnant women who have been physically abused and psychologically damaged. Or is it? Maybe it is a harvesting center for embryonic stem cells that are funding a mad doctor?s quest to bring about the return of Ba?al in ...

    As with Everson's last novel, SACRIFICE, and his novella, FAILURE, THE 13TH centers around a demonic ritual; this time a highly unbalanced genetics doctor and his assistant attempt to incarnate the demon Ba'al by impregnating 13 women and slaughtering them (with their babies) during a ...

    It gripped me from the begginning and it's intensity only increased. Done in a way that I'm now expecting from Everson - entertaining, gripping, shocking and that little twist you are waiting for... ...

    I enjoyed this tremendously. Scary good. Will there be another 13th? :O ...

    Overall - 4.5 stars Story - 4 stars Narration - 5 stars I got this on KU, so I decided to rest my eyes and listen to the low-priced Audible narration. The narrator was very good, btw. This story was pretty good, but it would have been a lot better if the protagonists hadn't bee...

    Never trust the quotes on the back of a book. Short review: http://perpetualspiralreviews.blogspo... ...

    Blutige Ritualmorde in den Kellergewölben hatten das Hotel Castle House einst in Verruf gebracht. Doch Jahrzehnte später, als man dort ein Sanatorium für Schwangere eröffnet, scheint der Fluch der Vergangenheit endlich besiegt zu sein. Aber dann verschwinden immer mehr junge Frauen...

    Whether it was intentional or not, John Everson's "The 13th" is very "Laymon-like". Most horror fans, I think, would consider that a good thing because of Richard Laymon's reputation for creating memorable characters and plot lines. And, as with most Laymon books, Everson has provided ...

    I'm not going to spend hours rehashing the plot of this book - you can get all that info for the description above. Sufficed to say, it's an inventive, gripping story line without being groundbreaking - which, to be honest, is exactly what I want from a good horror novel. I read horror...

    I prefer my horror supernatural, so this isn?t the sort of story I?d normally choose to pick up (although, in fairness, there is a supernatural element). However, I was soon drawn in; Everson has an easy way with words and can characterise seemingly effortlessly. He does use a lot ...

    This book is kind of weird in that it seems like two different books telling the same story. The first half feels like it was written by Richard Laymon, and the second feels like it was written by Edward Lee. As a result, this book is some heavy, intense reading. If nasty and vile is y...

    Oh my was this a fucked up little tale! The last part just past halfway mark it never lets up! Very bloody!! This is almost as good as his NIGHTWHERE book, which I gave a better rating. But this is in the same vein as that book. My only complaint with this one is that when some charact...

    The prologue kicked off the book with a bang and it just continued from there. Very gruesome, you have your violence, gore and requisite love interest. Couldn't put it down ...

    New to John Everson and (thankfully) glad I took the leap. The 13th is a little bit of Brian Keene, Dean Koontz, and smattering of Lovecraft but all tied together with Everson's no nonsense writing style and well place plot points. 4/5 skulls, will read more of his works! ...

    John Everson is always entertaining. The man has a wicked and twisted mind and is a great storyteller. ...

    Don't judge a book by its cover, because although this cover is surprisingly bad coming from Leisure, it turned out to be a rather demented and generally enjoyable read. The premise and characters seem right out of an Edward Lee novel, only a bit more suspenseful and fast paced. Not as...

    What Everson does right, he does very well. His descriptions of every blood and sweat stained moment are really cringe-inducing, while at the same time fascinating. His descriptions of how the young women (see above) are kidnapped are disturbing to the point of the reader feeling dirty...

    Superstition can do a lot to distort the perception of even highly qualified, right thinking people. The good doctor would have continued his work on stem cells if only his University had permitted him to carry on with his research instead of asking him to resign for reasons of ethics....

    I am equating this book to my smutty eroticas or paranormal romance series, which are the same stories over and over, just with character names changed. Every reader has a weakness, a sweet-tooth for frivolous candy reads and this is such a book for fans of graphic and gruesome horrors...

    The last 100-150 pages of The 13th are extremely gore, which make it a satisfying read. However, it was a bit slow in the middle and would have been better if slightly shortened. The may problem of the book is characterisation, which is sometimes lacking. Still, as a tongue-in-cheek go...

    My introduction to Everson's work, and I will definitely be reading more. Not a light read, but I enjoyed it immensely. Quite bloody and gory, but unlike many horror novels that I've read, it actually has a plot behind all that killing. In a sleepy town, the old haunted hotel has s...

    Beware story if you are weak of stomach. Story does include considerable descriptions of gore and sexual rituals. This story concerns a hotel in a very small town. The hotel has a lurid history as the site of a gory ritual involving sex and dismemberment. Our characters are mostl...

    This book suffered from a malady that I have noticed is pretty common in horror fiction. The first half of the book is great, with suspense ratcheting ever higher as the characters (and the reader) try to figure out what manner of sinister stuff is going on. The reveal comes a little t...

    13th is a gleefully glory, often wry B-movie horror read that brings together the elements of small town horror, Satanism, medical horror, sex, a spooky abode, slasher flickdom and excellent, entertaining writing. This may be one of my favorite books from Everson, whose work is often i...

  • TJ
    Mar 14, 2012

    Castle House Asylum is dedicated to helping mentally disturbed pregnant women who have been physically abused and psychologically damaged. Or is it? Maybe it is a harvesting center for embryonic stem cells that are funding a mad doctor?s quest to bring about the return of Ba?al in ...

    As with Everson's last novel, SACRIFICE, and his novella, FAILURE, THE 13TH centers around a demonic ritual; this time a highly unbalanced genetics doctor and his assistant attempt to incarnate the demon Ba'al by impregnating 13 women and slaughtering them (with their babies) during a ...

    It gripped me from the begginning and it's intensity only increased. Done in a way that I'm now expecting from Everson - entertaining, gripping, shocking and that little twist you are waiting for... ...

    I enjoyed this tremendously. Scary good. Will there be another 13th? :O ...

    Overall - 4.5 stars Story - 4 stars Narration - 5 stars I got this on KU, so I decided to rest my eyes and listen to the low-priced Audible narration. The narrator was very good, btw. This story was pretty good, but it would have been a lot better if the protagonists hadn't bee...

    Never trust the quotes on the back of a book. Short review: http://perpetualspiralreviews.blogspo... ...

    Blutige Ritualmorde in den Kellergewölben hatten das Hotel Castle House einst in Verruf gebracht. Doch Jahrzehnte später, als man dort ein Sanatorium für Schwangere eröffnet, scheint der Fluch der Vergangenheit endlich besiegt zu sein. Aber dann verschwinden immer mehr junge Frauen...

    Whether it was intentional or not, John Everson's "The 13th" is very "Laymon-like". Most horror fans, I think, would consider that a good thing because of Richard Laymon's reputation for creating memorable characters and plot lines. And, as with most Laymon books, Everson has provided ...

  • Benjamin Barnard
    Feb 29, 2016

    Castle House Asylum is dedicated to helping mentally disturbed pregnant women who have been physically abused and psychologically damaged. Or is it? Maybe it is a harvesting center for embryonic stem cells that are funding a mad doctor?s quest to bring about the return of Ba?al in ...

    As with Everson's last novel, SACRIFICE, and his novella, FAILURE, THE 13TH centers around a demonic ritual; this time a highly unbalanced genetics doctor and his assistant attempt to incarnate the demon Ba'al by impregnating 13 women and slaughtering them (with their babies) during a ...

    It gripped me from the begginning and it's intensity only increased. Done in a way that I'm now expecting from Everson - entertaining, gripping, shocking and that little twist you are waiting for... ...

    I enjoyed this tremendously. Scary good. Will there be another 13th? :O ...

    Overall - 4.5 stars Story - 4 stars Narration - 5 stars I got this on KU, so I decided to rest my eyes and listen to the low-priced Audible narration. The narrator was very good, btw. This story was pretty good, but it would have been a lot better if the protagonists hadn't bee...

    Never trust the quotes on the back of a book. Short review: http://perpetualspiralreviews.blogspo... ...

    Blutige Ritualmorde in den Kellergewölben hatten das Hotel Castle House einst in Verruf gebracht. Doch Jahrzehnte später, als man dort ein Sanatorium für Schwangere eröffnet, scheint der Fluch der Vergangenheit endlich besiegt zu sein. Aber dann verschwinden immer mehr junge Frauen...

    Whether it was intentional or not, John Everson's "The 13th" is very "Laymon-like". Most horror fans, I think, would consider that a good thing because of Richard Laymon's reputation for creating memorable characters and plot lines. And, as with most Laymon books, Everson has provided ...

    I'm not going to spend hours rehashing the plot of this book - you can get all that info for the description above. Sufficed to say, it's an inventive, gripping story line without being groundbreaking - which, to be honest, is exactly what I want from a good horror novel. I read horror...

  • Rob
    Sep 11, 2013

    Castle House Asylum is dedicated to helping mentally disturbed pregnant women who have been physically abused and psychologically damaged. Or is it? Maybe it is a harvesting center for embryonic stem cells that are funding a mad doctor?s quest to bring about the return of Ba?al in ...

    As with Everson's last novel, SACRIFICE, and his novella, FAILURE, THE 13TH centers around a demonic ritual; this time a highly unbalanced genetics doctor and his assistant attempt to incarnate the demon Ba'al by impregnating 13 women and slaughtering them (with their babies) during a ...

    It gripped me from the begginning and it's intensity only increased. Done in a way that I'm now expecting from Everson - entertaining, gripping, shocking and that little twist you are waiting for... ...

    I enjoyed this tremendously. Scary good. Will there be another 13th? :O ...

    Overall - 4.5 stars Story - 4 stars Narration - 5 stars I got this on KU, so I decided to rest my eyes and listen to the low-priced Audible narration. The narrator was very good, btw. This story was pretty good, but it would have been a lot better if the protagonists hadn't bee...

    Never trust the quotes on the back of a book. Short review: http://perpetualspiralreviews.blogspo... ...

    Blutige Ritualmorde in den Kellergewölben hatten das Hotel Castle House einst in Verruf gebracht. Doch Jahrzehnte später, als man dort ein Sanatorium für Schwangere eröffnet, scheint der Fluch der Vergangenheit endlich besiegt zu sein. Aber dann verschwinden immer mehr junge Frauen...

    Whether it was intentional or not, John Everson's "The 13th" is very "Laymon-like". Most horror fans, I think, would consider that a good thing because of Richard Laymon's reputation for creating memorable characters and plot lines. And, as with most Laymon books, Everson has provided ...

    I'm not going to spend hours rehashing the plot of this book - you can get all that info for the description above. Sufficed to say, it's an inventive, gripping story line without being groundbreaking - which, to be honest, is exactly what I want from a good horror novel. I read horror...

    I prefer my horror supernatural, so this isn?t the sort of story I?d normally choose to pick up (although, in fairness, there is a supernatural element). However, I was soon drawn in; Everson has an easy way with words and can characterise seemingly effortlessly. He does use a lot ...

    This book is kind of weird in that it seems like two different books telling the same story. The first half feels like it was written by Richard Laymon, and the second feels like it was written by Edward Lee. As a result, this book is some heavy, intense reading. If nasty and vile is y...

    Oh my was this a fucked up little tale! The last part just past halfway mark it never lets up! Very bloody!! This is almost as good as his NIGHTWHERE book, which I gave a better rating. But this is in the same vein as that book. My only complaint with this one is that when some charact...

    The prologue kicked off the book with a bang and it just continued from there. Very gruesome, you have your violence, gore and requisite love interest. Couldn't put it down ...

    New to John Everson and (thankfully) glad I took the leap. The 13th is a little bit of Brian Keene, Dean Koontz, and smattering of Lovecraft but all tied together with Everson's no nonsense writing style and well place plot points. 4/5 skulls, will read more of his works! ...

    John Everson is always entertaining. The man has a wicked and twisted mind and is a great storyteller. ...

    Don't judge a book by its cover, because although this cover is surprisingly bad coming from Leisure, it turned out to be a rather demented and generally enjoyable read. The premise and characters seem right out of an Edward Lee novel, only a bit more suspenseful and fast paced. Not as...

    What Everson does right, he does very well. His descriptions of every blood and sweat stained moment are really cringe-inducing, while at the same time fascinating. His descriptions of how the young women (see above) are kidnapped are disturbing to the point of the reader feeling dirty...

    Superstition can do a lot to distort the perception of even highly qualified, right thinking people. The good doctor would have continued his work on stem cells if only his University had permitted him to carry on with his research instead of asking him to resign for reasons of ethics....

    I am equating this book to my smutty eroticas or paranormal romance series, which are the same stories over and over, just with character names changed. Every reader has a weakness, a sweet-tooth for frivolous candy reads and this is such a book for fans of graphic and gruesome horrors...

    The last 100-150 pages of The 13th are extremely gore, which make it a satisfying read. However, it was a bit slow in the middle and would have been better if slightly shortened. The may problem of the book is characterisation, which is sometimes lacking. Still, as a tongue-in-cheek go...

    My introduction to Everson's work, and I will definitely be reading more. Not a light read, but I enjoyed it immensely. Quite bloody and gory, but unlike many horror novels that I've read, it actually has a plot behind all that killing. In a sleepy town, the old haunted hotel has s...

    Beware story if you are weak of stomach. Story does include considerable descriptions of gore and sexual rituals. This story concerns a hotel in a very small town. The hotel has a lurid history as the site of a gory ritual involving sex and dismemberment. Our characters are mostl...

    This book suffered from a malady that I have noticed is pretty common in horror fiction. The first half of the book is great, with suspense ratcheting ever higher as the characters (and the reader) try to figure out what manner of sinister stuff is going on. The reveal comes a little t...

    13th is a gleefully glory, often wry B-movie horror read that brings together the elements of small town horror, Satanism, medical horror, sex, a spooky abode, slasher flickdom and excellent, entertaining writing. This may be one of my favorite books from Everson, whose work is often i...

    Looks like I have found myself a new author to read. I have to say that I've read enough horror novels that I feel like it's pretty hard to shock me, but this one managed to do that a few times. Mostly due to the level of violence and gore. It wasn't the best book I've ever read, but i...

  • John Bruni
    Mar 16, 2015

    Castle House Asylum is dedicated to helping mentally disturbed pregnant women who have been physically abused and psychologically damaged. Or is it? Maybe it is a harvesting center for embryonic stem cells that are funding a mad doctor?s quest to bring about the return of Ba?al in ...

    As with Everson's last novel, SACRIFICE, and his novella, FAILURE, THE 13TH centers around a demonic ritual; this time a highly unbalanced genetics doctor and his assistant attempt to incarnate the demon Ba'al by impregnating 13 women and slaughtering them (with their babies) during a ...

    It gripped me from the begginning and it's intensity only increased. Done in a way that I'm now expecting from Everson - entertaining, gripping, shocking and that little twist you are waiting for... ...

    I enjoyed this tremendously. Scary good. Will there be another 13th? :O ...

    Overall - 4.5 stars Story - 4 stars Narration - 5 stars I got this on KU, so I decided to rest my eyes and listen to the low-priced Audible narration. The narrator was very good, btw. This story was pretty good, but it would have been a lot better if the protagonists hadn't bee...

    Never trust the quotes on the back of a book. Short review: http://perpetualspiralreviews.blogspo... ...

    Blutige Ritualmorde in den Kellergewölben hatten das Hotel Castle House einst in Verruf gebracht. Doch Jahrzehnte später, als man dort ein Sanatorium für Schwangere eröffnet, scheint der Fluch der Vergangenheit endlich besiegt zu sein. Aber dann verschwinden immer mehr junge Frauen...

    Whether it was intentional or not, John Everson's "The 13th" is very "Laymon-like". Most horror fans, I think, would consider that a good thing because of Richard Laymon's reputation for creating memorable characters and plot lines. And, as with most Laymon books, Everson has provided ...

    I'm not going to spend hours rehashing the plot of this book - you can get all that info for the description above. Sufficed to say, it's an inventive, gripping story line without being groundbreaking - which, to be honest, is exactly what I want from a good horror novel. I read horror...

    I prefer my horror supernatural, so this isn?t the sort of story I?d normally choose to pick up (although, in fairness, there is a supernatural element). However, I was soon drawn in; Everson has an easy way with words and can characterise seemingly effortlessly. He does use a lot ...

    This book is kind of weird in that it seems like two different books telling the same story. The first half feels like it was written by Richard Laymon, and the second feels like it was written by Edward Lee. As a result, this book is some heavy, intense reading. If nasty and vile is y...

  • Edward A. Taylor
    May 20, 2017

    Castle House Asylum is dedicated to helping mentally disturbed pregnant women who have been physically abused and psychologically damaged. Or is it? Maybe it is a harvesting center for embryonic stem cells that are funding a mad doctor?s quest to bring about the return of Ba?al in ...

    As with Everson's last novel, SACRIFICE, and his novella, FAILURE, THE 13TH centers around a demonic ritual; this time a highly unbalanced genetics doctor and his assistant attempt to incarnate the demon Ba'al by impregnating 13 women and slaughtering them (with their babies) during a ...

    It gripped me from the begginning and it's intensity only increased. Done in a way that I'm now expecting from Everson - entertaining, gripping, shocking and that little twist you are waiting for... ...

    I enjoyed this tremendously. Scary good. Will there be another 13th? :O ...

    Overall - 4.5 stars Story - 4 stars Narration - 5 stars I got this on KU, so I decided to rest my eyes and listen to the low-priced Audible narration. The narrator was very good, btw. This story was pretty good, but it would have been a lot better if the protagonists hadn't bee...

    Never trust the quotes on the back of a book. Short review: http://perpetualspiralreviews.blogspo... ...

    Blutige Ritualmorde in den Kellergewölben hatten das Hotel Castle House einst in Verruf gebracht. Doch Jahrzehnte später, als man dort ein Sanatorium für Schwangere eröffnet, scheint der Fluch der Vergangenheit endlich besiegt zu sein. Aber dann verschwinden immer mehr junge Frauen...

    Whether it was intentional or not, John Everson's "The 13th" is very "Laymon-like". Most horror fans, I think, would consider that a good thing because of Richard Laymon's reputation for creating memorable characters and plot lines. And, as with most Laymon books, Everson has provided ...

    I'm not going to spend hours rehashing the plot of this book - you can get all that info for the description above. Sufficed to say, it's an inventive, gripping story line without being groundbreaking - which, to be honest, is exactly what I want from a good horror novel. I read horror...

    I prefer my horror supernatural, so this isn?t the sort of story I?d normally choose to pick up (although, in fairness, there is a supernatural element). However, I was soon drawn in; Everson has an easy way with words and can characterise seemingly effortlessly. He does use a lot ...

    This book is kind of weird in that it seems like two different books telling the same story. The first half feels like it was written by Richard Laymon, and the second feels like it was written by Edward Lee. As a result, this book is some heavy, intense reading. If nasty and vile is y...

    Oh my was this a fucked up little tale! The last part just past halfway mark it never lets up! Very bloody!! This is almost as good as his NIGHTWHERE book, which I gave a better rating. But this is in the same vein as that book. My only complaint with this one is that when some charact...

    The prologue kicked off the book with a bang and it just continued from there. Very gruesome, you have your violence, gore and requisite love interest. Couldn't put it down ...

    New to John Everson and (thankfully) glad I took the leap. The 13th is a little bit of Brian Keene, Dean Koontz, and smattering of Lovecraft but all tied together with Everson's no nonsense writing style and well place plot points. 4/5 skulls, will read more of his works! ...

  • Dave Pope
    Mar 12, 2014

    Castle House Asylum is dedicated to helping mentally disturbed pregnant women who have been physically abused and psychologically damaged. Or is it? Maybe it is a harvesting center for embryonic stem cells that are funding a mad doctor?s quest to bring about the return of Ba?al in ...

    As with Everson's last novel, SACRIFICE, and his novella, FAILURE, THE 13TH centers around a demonic ritual; this time a highly unbalanced genetics doctor and his assistant attempt to incarnate the demon Ba'al by impregnating 13 women and slaughtering them (with their babies) during a ...

    It gripped me from the begginning and it's intensity only increased. Done in a way that I'm now expecting from Everson - entertaining, gripping, shocking and that little twist you are waiting for... ...

    I enjoyed this tremendously. Scary good. Will there be another 13th? :O ...

    Overall - 4.5 stars Story - 4 stars Narration - 5 stars I got this on KU, so I decided to rest my eyes and listen to the low-priced Audible narration. The narrator was very good, btw. This story was pretty good, but it would have been a lot better if the protagonists hadn't bee...

    Never trust the quotes on the back of a book. Short review: http://perpetualspiralreviews.blogspo... ...

    Blutige Ritualmorde in den Kellergewölben hatten das Hotel Castle House einst in Verruf gebracht. Doch Jahrzehnte später, als man dort ein Sanatorium für Schwangere eröffnet, scheint der Fluch der Vergangenheit endlich besiegt zu sein. Aber dann verschwinden immer mehr junge Frauen...

    Whether it was intentional or not, John Everson's "The 13th" is very "Laymon-like". Most horror fans, I think, would consider that a good thing because of Richard Laymon's reputation for creating memorable characters and plot lines. And, as with most Laymon books, Everson has provided ...

    I'm not going to spend hours rehashing the plot of this book - you can get all that info for the description above. Sufficed to say, it's an inventive, gripping story line without being groundbreaking - which, to be honest, is exactly what I want from a good horror novel. I read horror...

    I prefer my horror supernatural, so this isn?t the sort of story I?d normally choose to pick up (although, in fairness, there is a supernatural element). However, I was soon drawn in; Everson has an easy way with words and can characterise seemingly effortlessly. He does use a lot ...

    This book is kind of weird in that it seems like two different books telling the same story. The first half feels like it was written by Richard Laymon, and the second feels like it was written by Edward Lee. As a result, this book is some heavy, intense reading. If nasty and vile is y...

    Oh my was this a fucked up little tale! The last part just past halfway mark it never lets up! Very bloody!! This is almost as good as his NIGHTWHERE book, which I gave a better rating. But this is in the same vein as that book. My only complaint with this one is that when some charact...

    The prologue kicked off the book with a bang and it just continued from there. Very gruesome, you have your violence, gore and requisite love interest. Couldn't put it down ...

    New to John Everson and (thankfully) glad I took the leap. The 13th is a little bit of Brian Keene, Dean Koontz, and smattering of Lovecraft but all tied together with Everson's no nonsense writing style and well place plot points. 4/5 skulls, will read more of his works! ...

    John Everson is always entertaining. The man has a wicked and twisted mind and is a great storyteller. ...

    Don't judge a book by its cover, because although this cover is surprisingly bad coming from Leisure, it turned out to be a rather demented and generally enjoyable read. The premise and characters seem right out of an Edward Lee novel, only a bit more suspenseful and fast paced. Not as...

    What Everson does right, he does very well. His descriptions of every blood and sweat stained moment are really cringe-inducing, while at the same time fascinating. His descriptions of how the young women (see above) are kidnapped are disturbing to the point of the reader feeling dirty...

    Superstition can do a lot to distort the perception of even highly qualified, right thinking people. The good doctor would have continued his work on stem cells if only his University had permitted him to carry on with his research instead of asking him to resign for reasons of ethics....

    I am equating this book to my smutty eroticas or paranormal romance series, which are the same stories over and over, just with character names changed. Every reader has a weakness, a sweet-tooth for frivolous candy reads and this is such a book for fans of graphic and gruesome horrors...

    The last 100-150 pages of The 13th are extremely gore, which make it a satisfying read. However, it was a bit slow in the middle and would have been better if slightly shortened. The may problem of the book is characterisation, which is sometimes lacking. Still, as a tongue-in-cheek go...

    My introduction to Everson's work, and I will definitely be reading more. Not a light read, but I enjoyed it immensely. Quite bloody and gory, but unlike many horror novels that I've read, it actually has a plot behind all that killing. In a sleepy town, the old haunted hotel has s...

    Beware story if you are weak of stomach. Story does include considerable descriptions of gore and sexual rituals. This story concerns a hotel in a very small town. The hotel has a lurid history as the site of a gory ritual involving sex and dismemberment. Our characters are mostl...

    This book suffered from a malady that I have noticed is pretty common in horror fiction. The first half of the book is great, with suspense ratcheting ever higher as the characters (and the reader) try to figure out what manner of sinister stuff is going on. The reveal comes a little t...

    13th is a gleefully glory, often wry B-movie horror read that brings together the elements of small town horror, Satanism, medical horror, sex, a spooky abode, slasher flickdom and excellent, entertaining writing. This may be one of my favorite books from Everson, whose work is often i...

    Looks like I have found myself a new author to read. I have to say that I've read enough horror novels that I feel like it's pretty hard to shock me, but this one managed to do that a few times. Mostly due to the level of violence and gore. It wasn't the best book I've ever read, but i...

    I really didn't think I would like this book, as the cover is pretty cheesy. But I bought a copy at a Horror Con in October and met John Everson, who then signed the book (nice guy, by the way). I was quite surprised at how intense the book was, especially since I thought John seemed q...

    A house with a wicked history in what appears to be an idyllic town. David is spending college summer break with his Aunt. Girls are being kidnapped in surrounding area and David manages to get entangled in a web that includes devil worship and a ancient rite. Nice amount of gore, but ...

    This one is a white knuckle read. There is a lot of heavy violence particularly closer to the latter stages of the story and the premise may be a little heavy on the sensibilities of some. Kind of like the offspring of an Edward Lee / Richard Laymon union. John Everson is quickly becom...

  • Beate
    Sep 15, 2016

    Castle House Asylum is dedicated to helping mentally disturbed pregnant women who have been physically abused and psychologically damaged. Or is it? Maybe it is a harvesting center for embryonic stem cells that are funding a mad doctor?s quest to bring about the return of Ba?al in ...

    As with Everson's last novel, SACRIFICE, and his novella, FAILURE, THE 13TH centers around a demonic ritual; this time a highly unbalanced genetics doctor and his assistant attempt to incarnate the demon Ba'al by impregnating 13 women and slaughtering them (with their babies) during a ...

    It gripped me from the begginning and it's intensity only increased. Done in a way that I'm now expecting from Everson - entertaining, gripping, shocking and that little twist you are waiting for... ...

    I enjoyed this tremendously. Scary good. Will there be another 13th? :O ...

    Overall - 4.5 stars Story - 4 stars Narration - 5 stars I got this on KU, so I decided to rest my eyes and listen to the low-priced Audible narration. The narrator was very good, btw. This story was pretty good, but it would have been a lot better if the protagonists hadn't bee...

    Never trust the quotes on the back of a book. Short review: http://perpetualspiralreviews.blogspo... ...

    Blutige Ritualmorde in den Kellergewölben hatten das Hotel Castle House einst in Verruf gebracht. Doch Jahrzehnte später, als man dort ein Sanatorium für Schwangere eröffnet, scheint der Fluch der Vergangenheit endlich besiegt zu sein. Aber dann verschwinden immer mehr junge Frauen...

  • John
    Dec 15, 2016

    Castle House Asylum is dedicated to helping mentally disturbed pregnant women who have been physically abused and psychologically damaged. Or is it? Maybe it is a harvesting center for embryonic stem cells that are funding a mad doctor?s quest to bring about the return of Ba?al in ...

    As with Everson's last novel, SACRIFICE, and his novella, FAILURE, THE 13TH centers around a demonic ritual; this time a highly unbalanced genetics doctor and his assistant attempt to incarnate the demon Ba'al by impregnating 13 women and slaughtering them (with their babies) during a ...

    It gripped me from the begginning and it's intensity only increased. Done in a way that I'm now expecting from Everson - entertaining, gripping, shocking and that little twist you are waiting for... ...

    I enjoyed this tremendously. Scary good. Will there be another 13th? :O ...

    Overall - 4.5 stars Story - 4 stars Narration - 5 stars I got this on KU, so I decided to rest my eyes and listen to the low-priced Audible narration. The narrator was very good, btw. This story was pretty good, but it would have been a lot better if the protagonists hadn't bee...

  • Tim B
    Aug 08, 2017

    Castle House Asylum is dedicated to helping mentally disturbed pregnant women who have been physically abused and psychologically damaged. Or is it? Maybe it is a harvesting center for embryonic stem cells that are funding a mad doctor?s quest to bring about the return of Ba?al in ...

    As with Everson's last novel, SACRIFICE, and his novella, FAILURE, THE 13TH centers around a demonic ritual; this time a highly unbalanced genetics doctor and his assistant attempt to incarnate the demon Ba'al by impregnating 13 women and slaughtering them (with their babies) during a ...

    It gripped me from the begginning and it's intensity only increased. Done in a way that I'm now expecting from Everson - entertaining, gripping, shocking and that little twist you are waiting for... ...

    I enjoyed this tremendously. Scary good. Will there be another 13th? :O ...

    Overall - 4.5 stars Story - 4 stars Narration - 5 stars I got this on KU, so I decided to rest my eyes and listen to the low-priced Audible narration. The narrator was very good, btw. This story was pretty good, but it would have been a lot better if the protagonists hadn't bee...

    Never trust the quotes on the back of a book. Short review: http://perpetualspiralreviews.blogspo... ...

    Blutige Ritualmorde in den Kellergewölben hatten das Hotel Castle House einst in Verruf gebracht. Doch Jahrzehnte später, als man dort ein Sanatorium für Schwangere eröffnet, scheint der Fluch der Vergangenheit endlich besiegt zu sein. Aber dann verschwinden immer mehr junge Frauen...

    Whether it was intentional or not, John Everson's "The 13th" is very "Laymon-like". Most horror fans, I think, would consider that a good thing because of Richard Laymon's reputation for creating memorable characters and plot lines. And, as with most Laymon books, Everson has provided ...

    I'm not going to spend hours rehashing the plot of this book - you can get all that info for the description above. Sufficed to say, it's an inventive, gripping story line without being groundbreaking - which, to be honest, is exactly what I want from a good horror novel. I read horror...

    I prefer my horror supernatural, so this isn?t the sort of story I?d normally choose to pick up (although, in fairness, there is a supernatural element). However, I was soon drawn in; Everson has an easy way with words and can characterise seemingly effortlessly. He does use a lot ...

    This book is kind of weird in that it seems like two different books telling the same story. The first half feels like it was written by Richard Laymon, and the second feels like it was written by Edward Lee. As a result, this book is some heavy, intense reading. If nasty and vile is y...

    Oh my was this a fucked up little tale! The last part just past halfway mark it never lets up! Very bloody!! This is almost as good as his NIGHTWHERE book, which I gave a better rating. But this is in the same vein as that book. My only complaint with this one is that when some charact...

    The prologue kicked off the book with a bang and it just continued from there. Very gruesome, you have your violence, gore and requisite love interest. Couldn't put it down ...

    New to John Everson and (thankfully) glad I took the leap. The 13th is a little bit of Brian Keene, Dean Koontz, and smattering of Lovecraft but all tied together with Everson's no nonsense writing style and well place plot points. 4/5 skulls, will read more of his works! ...

    John Everson is always entertaining. The man has a wicked and twisted mind and is a great storyteller. ...