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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Somewhere there is a heaven where revenge is exacted, and all those jocks who burned bright and handsome now have beer guts and have to wait to be It’s pretty much a supernatural action thriller. When the father tries to drown the titular demon-to-be, the mother kills him.

I was a shy kid, gawky, not very good at sports. 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.

No real flaws, but a three-star rating is earned because the story only entertains semi-far due to it’s content. After clashing with an editor at a new publisher over the direction for his historical fiction novel Speaks the Nightbirdhe retired from writing.

Reprinted with permission of the author. She’s saved in the nick of time, but gets strange burn marks all over her body.

Robert R. McCammon

One of the influential names in the late s—early s American horror literature boom, by McCammon had three New York Times bestsellers The Wolf’s HourStingerand Swan Song and around 5 million books in print. Realizing this was Mr. Friday, October 23, Forgotten Books: I love Robert McCammon’s work!


One character in Baal particularly stands out to me, and that is the elderly and very innocent Virga. I really like it a lot, as well as most of his other stuff. McCammon and read about half of his books.

One glance at the comments on the Boy’s Life Amazon page tells me I am not alone in my consideration of this book as one of my all-time favorites. So when it came time to try to find similar mccammom, The Book Rack was my first stop.

Not quite as exciting as I hoped it would be, but not terrible either. I think it still works, though; I’d forgotten almost everything about it in the two decades since I first read it, but as I reread the book, I’d get to certain sections and remember them in advance. When the father tries to drown the titular demon-to-be, the mother kills him.

Would almost be cool to see him revisit it and rewrite it from the ground up. The second issue was that, of the three characters that ultimatel This started out so strong, then it just seemed to lose its way.

The sixth book in his Matthew Corbett historical fiction series, Freedom of the Maskwas published in May If McCammon won’t allow his early work to be reprinted, then my theory that he was learning as ronert went explains a lot of the why.

They got packed away in boxes, and never made it onto shelves, and never got re-read.


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

After a fake assassination attempt, Baal disappears, and Virga and Michael track him to Greenland for the final act. I’ve never been sure why McCammon quit writing horror at the top of his game. I am very suprise to hear it was his first book. I DID read his latest, ‘The Five’ — about a rock group being stalked by a maniac — which was actually quite good.

Baal by Robert R. McCammon

Mccamnon Prophet Rides Again Return to Book Page. Somewhat superficial research ensured that I caught all the resonances and hints quite early on, as well as a few factual errors here and there. With all of the chaos going on over there today and all of the crap we see from these people killing one another on a day to day basi Wow. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I used to have lunch at the same place every day, a restaurant orbert the Molton Grill that’s no longer in Birmingham, and an elderly Catholic priest would come in almost every day as well.

On to more McCammon! Read all mdcammon reviews at mikareadshorrorfiction. PS — Regarding McCammon again: Davis 1 week ago.