A Review of “Baal” [by Robert McCammon]. When I discovered Stephen King in the summer of , I quickly became obsessed by the man’s. McCammon’s new novel The Border is out very soon from Subterranean Press, but here’s where it all began back in ; Baal is a very. Robert Rick McCammon (born July 17, ) is an American novelist from Birmingham, However, Baal, Bethany’s Sin, The Night Boat, and They Thirst were recently re-released by Subterranean Press as limited edition novels. In a

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But I will miss the follow up suspense novel to Mine that never got written. As a McCammon fan, you will probably be a bit disappointed since, as I previously mccwmmon this was his first book and therefore not as mccammpn or mind bogglingly genius as his following novels, however even his first book is far superior to many of the others on the shelves for purchase.

Dispatches From the Last Outlaw. In fact, I wrestled with not posting this review, simply because I didn’t mccmamon to be a part of contributing to that long outdated popular belief. The action is grueling. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. These are somewhat stock characters, this is a “horror novel”, and though very well written, not at all like his latter work, so it’s interesting to see how he’s evolved as a writer.


His latest novel, a standalone book called The Listenerwas published in February by Cemetery Dance. Michael’s secret should have been offered much sooner, because it was poorly hidden and would have enriched the storyline. That was only part of it, though; I also felt that McCammon was the most imaginative of the authors I adopted while looking to supplement my King fixation. Trail of the Hunter — Mvcammon Dea There is a small twist at the end but it’s not surprising and the battle is almost anticlimactic – perhaps a little weak – but ultimately it works with the subtle, apocalyptic story.

It was subtly apocalyptic until the end, where it still felt sheltered and isolated, but that was the trick of the hand and the weight over the eyes. Trapped Like a Rat 1 month ago.

Robert R. McCammon’s BAAL

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mccammpn This book contains many elements of which character development might be its most notorious one. As you can imagine, this child grows up to be the demon, Baal.

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Feb 12, Pablo Padilla rated it liked it. I need to remedy that. Suffusion theme by Sayontan Sinha. While it’s not bad – I’ve definitely read much worse from other “masters” of horror – it feels kccammon anti-climactic. Then the book changed, drastically, and I quickly lost interest in what seemed to be a religious thriller with supernatural undertones.

Excellent, but it’s interesting, as his first novel, how different it is from all the rest. Really good, Kept me reading. Pages Home E-Book Catalog. Forgotten Bookshorror fictionRobert R.


This is powerful fiction. Yes, his writing is simply magical.

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While it’s not Boy’s Life or Swan Song, it still was a good read. And then it morphs again into a religious thriller in the Middle East followed by an action-packed finale in Greenland. Views Read Edit View history. I see the novel Scorpion as the kind of halfway point in his career, he’s still under some of the handicaps that characterized novels like Baal, yet there’s less sign of them and more narrative confidence.

Virga was such an awesome hero because, like in so many biblical stories and lessons, he was an ordinary man. They got packed away in boxes, and never made it onto shelves, and never got re-read.

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Grim, bloody, very disturbing. Unknown August 30, at 7: Kiernan 1 week ago. Encyclopedia of fantasy and horror fiction. Wanting to read all of McCammons works in the next couple of years means that i have the nccammon of reading his very early novels.