Huh. Neat. Y'know, I always knew Ed Lee had a lengthy career that stretched back to the 80s, but I don't think I'd actually seen any of his older paperbacks until today. Up to this point, it was nothing but Dorchester paperbacks from before Brian Keene's boycott.
I think of him as a later 90s writer but what I really noticed about this one is its shameless resemblance to the PET SEMATARY cover!
Apparently Ghouls was the only early novel of his that he thought was passable. On his website he describes his first two novels for Zebra, Nightlust and Nightbait as "a hunk of junk" and even implores the reader not to buy them. Pretty funny when authors can look back on their old work with a sense of humor. :)
This was a decent read. It kind of chugs along like any old okay 80s horror novel, then Lee throws a scene or two of extremely outrageous and stomach churning violence. Takes you by surprise.
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