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Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:27 pm
by Chichibcc
CMite wrote:
Brendan72 wrote:There's actually a plot???
No. The book has about three (maybe four) subplots that run concurrently; no main plot.
Really? I've never heard of that before in a book. How do you have subplots without a main plot to tie them together?

Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:32 am
by VampireKen
UFAlien wrote:I just finished reading the first one...

But yeah, I've had thoughts about writing a little fictional story myself XD
I just did. The house is sold because of the publicity and it becomes haunted. The ending is chaos.

Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 12:37 pm
by Dan the Damned
Great story.

Re: AMITYVILLE - The Nightmare Continues

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:27 pm
by djsacrosanct
montague wrote: does anyone know who this dude was and how he was connected to the whole thing.
http://www.amityvillefaq.com/truthboard ... f=1&t=3918
*quoted from a similar thread found at the link above, regarding author Robin Karl
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The Identity of Robin Karl, Author of 'Amityville: The Nightmare Continues' Revealed!

R. Karl Largent, a.k.a. Robin Karl or Simon Lawrence, is an author, lecturer, and columnist who teaches writing at Tri-State University. Before launching his writing career, he spent 30 years in industry, the last 17 as VP of Marketing for a Fortune 500 multinational. A former horse show judge and trainer of youth horses, he competed in SCCA road racing events, flew as a weather observer in the USAF, completed a tour of duty in the Arctic and served with the U.S. Weather Bureau.

R. Karl Largent is the author of over 600 columns. He has also authored nearly two dozen novels including the bestselling "Red" series. He has also written six non-fiction books as well as numerous articles for magazines, newspapers and other publications.

His bibliography is listed here:
https://www.librarything.com/author/largentrkarl

Re: AMITYVILLE - The Nightmare Continues

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:04 pm
by djsacrosanct
djsacrosanct wrote:
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The Identity of Robin Karl, Author of 'Amityville: The Nightmare Continues' Revealed!

R. Karl Largent, a.k.a. Robin Karl or Simon Lawrence, is an author, lecturer, and columnist who teaches writing at Tri-State University. Before launching his writing career, he spent 30 years in industry, the last 17 as VP of Marketing for a Fortune 500 multinational. A former horse show judge and trainer of youth horses, he competed in SCCA road racing events, flew as a weather observer in the USAF, completed a tour of duty in the Arctic and served with the U.S. Weather Bureau.

R. Karl Largent is the author of over 600 columns. He has also authored nearly two dozen novels including the bestselling "Red" series. He has also written six non-fiction books as well as numerous articles for magazines, newspapers and other publications.

His bibliography is listed here:
https://www.librarything.com/author/largentrkarl
Here is a nice article on Robin Karl (R. Karl Largent) by Fred Rayworth:

https://fredrayworth.com/2013/08/07/r-karl-largent-who/

Re: AMITYVILLE - The Nightmare Continues

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:20 pm
by 112 elm street
I read "The Secret of Amityville" many years ago, one of the many Hans Holzer Amityville books. I haven't seen it mentioned here, has anyone else read it.

Re: AMITYVILLE - The Nightmare Continues

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:27 pm
by Ayko
djsacrosanct wrote:The Identity of Robin Karl, Author of 'Amityville: The Nightmare Continues' Revealed!

R. Karl Largent, a.k.a. Robin Karl or Simon Lawrence...
...Why so many aliases needed if so respected as a teacher, author, lecturer, columnist, horse show judge, horse trainer, road racer, vice-president of marketing, U.S. weather bureau specialist, accomplished Air Force vet, etc, ahhh that's the reason. I am not going to state my opinion of his works or their source(s) and stick with the attempt at sensationalism of The Amityville Horror in his name which speaks for itself. Such an accomplished man would surely publish a (true) story with literary quality and entertainment value, you would think, to maintain his reputation as a man of all talents taken to the limit. Read on...

First of all, the novel, 'Amityville: The Nightmare Continues', is not based on any true accounts in any way and never tries to hide that fact except on the cover (The terrifying true story of an evil that would not die--whatever that means). The novel totally ignores and avoids the stories of the Lutz and Defeo families as if they never happened. The Cromarty Family moved in to the house about a year after the Lutz Family incidents. The house did not remain empty for ten years as that novel describes.

The novel has no real main plot and follows three sub-plots about: 1. Alice Chambers having nightmares about a woman and her deformed baby that are supposedly from 112 Ocean Ave; 2. Kooch Webster, an 11 year old thief who periodically breaks into the Amityville house to steal things to help pay his debts (before he is 12) until the ghosts take possession of him and drives him to violently attack his mother for some unknown reason which drives him to return all the stolen items and is last seen burning up in the red room (for returning the items?!); 3. Lester Chambers, the new stepson of Alice who is constantly abused by his finatic religious father and breaks into the Amityville house to get a cigarette from Kooch and take the heat for the 11 year old Marlboro Boy's antics.

Need I say more except that it sounds like the writings of a madman.