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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Thanks for telling us about the problem. All the same, well worth the read. Howard, Conan, and Pulp Adventure 11 months ago.

Baal by Robert R. McCammon

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. Eventually, an elderly theology professor — ostensibly the novel’s protagonist — finds out something of the nature of this “man,” and becomes allied with Michael, a mysterious man who is hunting Baal.

Newer Post Older Post Home. So when it came time to try to find similar books, The Book Rack was my first stop. However, I still think “Baal,” for all bal problems, is an entertaining novel, and worth reading for horror fans. McCammon is the one writer who’s style, I find, are most closest to King’s own. Baal is my favorite paperback book of all-time.

But one day I will read it One of my first mcca,mon on my huge collection of almost books was Swan Song by McCammon. From Cory’s bizarrely charming encounters with The Lady and crazy or is he? BAAL marks the debut of Robert R McCammon, a popular author of paperback original horror novels in the ’80s who transitioned to more mainstream suspense and historical suspense fiction in the ’90s and beyond.


The first was, Baal was centre stage for the first third, then essentially disappears until the very end. McCammon resides in Birmingham, Alabama. The Last Ranger 6: Paperbackpages.

Bryant Burnette June 5, at 9: You are commenting using your Facebook account. My Blog Roll 5 years ago. The violence is excruciating and the generation of what would become a severe battle between good and evil magnificent. Rbert has quotations related to: A brave first novel.

Baal by Robert R. McCammon

One of its sins is that it simply isn’t long enough; this feels like it wants to be a true epic of the type McCammon later crafted in Swan Songbut is instead merely the standard or so pages. They find him and start skiing to the ocean. And soon, he realizes he’s too late for his friend, and for himself.

You know the type—they never go out of style. Then we changed settings and drifted away from the “Omen” plot and moved on to other plots we have seen before. McCammon was only in his mid-twenties when he wrote it.

The book is well written, though from the beginning I feared I was reading an “Omen” rip off.

It was such a disappointment! What starts out as quite a strong character study about a family dealing with rape and an unwanted pregnancy, soon morphs into robfrt vast tale spanning across different continents, trying its best to feel epic and failing pretty badly. An early novel like Baal showcases all the handicaps of the classic “First Novel Blues”.


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Robert R. McCammon

I suppose I’ll have to go back to Koontz and try again, maybe with his novelization of Tobe Hooper’s Funhouse. Zark, the shaman; Virga, the aging professor of theology; and Michael, the powerful, mysterious stranger.

I first read it inwhile stationed in Germany. The second issue was that, of the three characters that ultimately chase Baal to ground, only one has any real motivation to do so, and he’s the guy bent on revenge for the murder of the Eskimos. I was twenty-five years old when I wrote Baaland working at a department store in my hometown of Robdrt, Alabama. mccammob

Not sure I am being fair to this novel. It took me a long time to get into this mdcammon. Read all my reviews at mikareadshorrorfiction. That was someone else’s dream. You familiarize with them q What a story! You live, you learn. McCammon lives in Birmingham. You know … in case you wanted to wait. Friday, October 23, Forgotten Books: Wright on Robert E.

Would almost be cool to see him revisit it and rewrite it from the ground up. To say that I like Robert McCammon’s writing is like saying fish kind of like water.