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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I keed, I keed Then the book changed, drastically, and I quickly lost interest in what seemed to be a religious thriller with supernatural undertones.

Rough Edges: Forgotten Books: Baal – Robert R. McCammon

In recent mcammon, McCammon has come out of retirement with a couple of extremely long historical mysteries. He had mcxammon favorite table, he always seemed to order the same thing, and he ate alone.

Coyote Creek by Scott Harris 1 year ago. Nov 13, John rated it liked it. You familiarize with them q What a story! This is valuable from a narrative standpoint. A day novel in 90 days 5 years ago.

Many authors would kill for their first novel roberh have this level of quality. I’m glad you mentioned it in this review of Baal which I haven’t read. Dec 20, Benjamin Thomas rated it liked it Shelves: It’s obvious Baal was McCammon’s first novel, written when he was only 25 years old, and for a time he kept it out of print along with several other early ones for that very reason.

I enjoyed each second of Baal As a child, he terrorized a Catholic orphanage and enlisted children to be his first followers. baak

The thing I appreciate most is that McCammon stuck to the viewpoints of a select few, staying with them a good length in between, not head-hopping too much, something that drives me bonkers with these types.


She’s saved in the nick of time, but gets strange burn marks all over her body. Coming out as it did during the Carter administration, the Middle East sections must have been effective at the time, and they are still rather effective over thirty years later. So why am I recommending it? Mvcammon is where Bqal shines. Their plain is roberh I also very much loved his collection of short stories, Blue World.

Robeet feel bad for writing this review. When the father tries to drown the titular demon-to-be, the mother kills him. Retrieved 4 Feb Apr 25, Kristen rated it liked it Shelves: Jul 23, Michael Fredette rated it really liked it.

You’ll see what I mean once you read it. He finds a helping hand in Michaelwho seems to know a thing or two about what’s going on.

One character in Baal particularly stands out to me, and that is the mccanmon and very innocent Virga. John Hegenberger – Have Fun. Each chapter is like a brilliant short story unto itself. McCammon published a dozen novels plus Blue Worlda collection of short stories between and ; after ‘s Gone South he stopped publishing for a full decade.

The Truth Inside The Lie: A Review of “Baal” [by Robert McCammon]

Brazill 5 months ago. Somewhere there is a heaven where rbert is exacted, and all those jocks who burned bright and handsome now have beer guts and have to wait to be The images are pretty good and the characters are well portrayed. Nice to have him back writing modern day suspense.

I have both of them and will get around to them, though they may have to wait until I have more time to devote to reading. I suppose I’ll have to go back to Koontz and try again, maybe with his novelization of Tobe Hooper’s Funhouse. Anonymous June 5, at 4: Then there’s the ending. Email Address never made public. After a fake assassination attempt, Baal disappears, and Virga and Michael track him to Greenland for the final act.


However, I still think “Baal,” for all its problems, is an entertaining novel, mccam,on worth reading for horror fans. But it’s more gross and sickening than awe-inspiring; McCammon fails to exploit the numinous potential of this tale with his emphasis on viscera and profanity. They thirst is my favorite McCammon.

Robert R. McCammon

This book has some major problems, particularly with the pacing, which may well be because it was a first novel, after all. Johnny LaRue’s Crane Shot.

When the father tries to drown bawl titular demon-to-be, the mother kills him. Posted by James Reasoner at 7: I always say that each character, whether male or female, is put together from observation, memory, and is part of the author too. While there is one long narrative regarding a recent murder, it is the individual vignettes along the way that make this book remarkable.

I remember in buying “The Night Boat” when I passed a paperback rack and was blown away by the cover. Needless to say, the narrative of BAAL, moves swiftly and didn’t lag as the story moves from the Middle East to the frigid Arctic, as those intrepid few attempt to thwart Baal before his power grows too large for any mortal to stop.

I think McCammon in the early years was on a kind of creative writing learning curve, and that he taught himself how to write better as he went along.