Book Review: “Vyrmin” by Gene Lazuta

Check out this review of the book Vyrmin, by Gene Lazuta, as featured in this post from the Suburban Syntax blog.

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Long-infected with the genes of the vyrmin–an evil, werewolf-type race–the townsfolk of Harpersville run wild when the Dark Time arrives, and the leadership of the menace will fall to one of the two Norris brothers.

Werewolf stories are dime-a-dozen.

Werewolves (and vampires, and zombies) are so overdone that most horror outlets specifically say “hey don’t send us anything with werewolves, vampires or zombies in it” when you look at their submission guidelines.

So what makes Vyrmin stand out in a sea of lycanthrope also-rans?

Simple. It’s weird.

Originally published in 1992, Gene Lazuta’s Vyrmin is the story of a small Ohio town that harbors a terrible curse. It’s the epicenter of an awakening. The awakening of a long-dormant cosmic evil.

Does this sound like H.P. Lovecraft? Good. Because that’s exactly what it is like.

At the center of this awakening are the Norris brothers, one of whom will inherit the…

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