Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Toy Cemetery by William W. Johnstone

Toy Cemetery
by William W. Johnstone
1987 Zebra Books

"Grown men and women are thrust in to near-incestuous relationships with their kids; creatures roam the night; toys come alive; and the personalities of nearly everyone in town have been altered."
Johnstone lightened up a little for this one and let himself have a little fun.  A single father returns to his hometown to move into the house left by his recently departed Aunt.  She was a doll collector, and pretty much right out of the gate the dolls come to life in front of the police.

The townfolk are acting funny yadda yadda yadda, though this is one of the books where most of the town are oblivious and only some are actively evil.  We also revisit some of the Nursery in the form of a hospital doing secret experiments and an Ancient One figure.

It was the best selling book of 1986, so this time around (and the next book) we've got a bunch of kids running around like vigilante Boxcar Kids.  By the end we have a complete cluster: ceramic people, tiny headed mutants, satanists, machete wielding kids, evil toys, and good toys all slaughtering each other in the streets.

Not as nasty this time around aside from when our hero finds a cache of Satanic kiddie porn and proceeds to show it to everyone.

Available in Kindle from Amazon.

Click here to read a sample.

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