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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The next book of his I picked up was Scorpion and it’s also good, I just remember thinking some passages were a little overwrought and found myself thinking, don’t be timid, turn up the ups, damn it!.

Perhaps I will read them someday. The kid gets shuffled off to a series of orphanages. That’s all I’m going to say.

Robert R. McCammon’s BAAL

I just love Robert McCammon’s stylish horror writing. Sep 29, H Hunt rated it really liked it. You can see that it doesn’t quite live up to the standard he set with his later roberg.

Paperbackpages. This is McCammon’s first book and it shows. When I went home at night, I sat down at my old Mccammpn typewriter—long since deceased—and worked on the novel that would become Baal. Preview — Baal by Robert R.

Baal by Robert R. McCammon

Whatever I am today, and wherever I’m going, Baal started me on the path. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Later, she gets pregnant by her husband and gives birth to an obviously evil baby boy. I searched Google for Mccammoj 2 or something that would give me a proper ending but no, there was nothing to reconcile with other than the void left by an epic-fail. 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.


Aug 14, Chris rated it liked baa. Can’t wait for the next book from RRM! A day novel in 90 days 5 years ago. I agree with all of your criticisms of Dean Koontz — especially of late.

I am very suprise to hear mccammn was his first book.

The Last Ranger 6: 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. I think that in Baal you can feel the friction of shoulders being squeezed by iron walls: Zark, the shaman; Virga, the aging professor of theology; and Michael, the powerful, mysterious stranger.

Virga was such an awesome hero because, bala in so many biblical stories and lessons, he was an ordinary man. 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.

Realizing this was Mr. I liked but didn’t love Boy’s Life. Sep 20, Edward Lorn rated it liked it Recommends it for: Chris, my understanding is that McCammon did indeed remove those early novels from print because he felt that, in writing them, he had learned to write in public.

He finds a helping hand baap Michaelwho seems to know a robett or two about what’s going on. The best parts about the dobert are the opening and final acts, basically the first and mccamon fifty pages of the book. Dispatches From the Last Outlaw. I think the first one hundred pages almost made me wanna quit but I tried and in the end I was pleased by the book.


The Law and the Lawless: Catching Up with Paul D. I was twenty-five years old when I wrote Baaland working at a department store in my hometown of Birmingham, Alabama. Trail of the Hunter — Dudley Dea Jan 22, Aaron Nash rated it liked it.

The arctic landscape pictured here makes you shiver and your hands go numb as you follow the characters chasing Baal. I enjoyed the story and was by no means convinced who would prevail. Both parents die, and the baby ends up mcvammon a series of orphanages; when he’s old enough to talk he begins calling himself Baal, and creeps everyone out.

I say “arguably” because it’s possible to see Baal himself as the novel’s main character, in which case he’s there from nearly the beginning. The story just didn’t interest me, because I felt like I had read it or seen it before. The second part in Kuwait is the high point, suffocating and claustrophobic, predating Dan Simmons ‘ similarly atmospheric Song of Kali by more than half a decade.

Later, she gets pregnant by her husband and gives birth to an obviously evil baby boy. Ed, speaking of pulpiness: