A mind-bending supernatural thriller from the creators of This Present Darkness and Saint.
Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker—two of the most acclaimed writers of supernatural thrillers—have joined forces for the first time to craft a story unlike any you've ever read. Enter House—where you'll find yourself thrown into a killer's deadly game in which the only way to win is to l...more
After having car trouble (read: “run over a bunch of nails planted in the road”), an estranged couple find themselves in a B&B type establishment in the middle of nowhere, where they, and a second couple, are promptly creeped out by the backwoods owners and informed of the fact that Scary Killer will be coming after them, cause they’re basically sacrifices.
I didn’t find it at all suspenseful, the writing was not notable, it gave a pre ...more
Fifteen chapters later, I had to put the book down because it was getting late.
House is an amazing thriller about survival through not just this world, but the next. It's really one of the few books that actually had my mind running.
An excellent book by far. I recommend ...more
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These guys could have really written something worthwhile, a book with a great lesson taught ever-so-subtly. Instead, they ...more
I liked the horror of this novel. It involved an ominous evil force within a house in the middle of nowhere. There are main elements of this book that I didn’t like, but the one thing that I really associated ...more
When I read the back of this book, it had such potential. I thought it was going to be super creepy. Unbeknown to me though, I had never read either of these authors, and honestly it was a big long religious package... mixed with horrible writing. It's a collaboration between two authors and it's like when you were in school and a teacher would have you start a story and pass it on to someone next to you. You didn't know the characters, or anything, you just had to move on the plot; and the ...more
Jack, Stephanie, Randy and Leslie find themselves trapped in an abandoned house where all is not what it seems and there is a killer, White, who wants a dead body or they all die. As they struggle to survive in the creepiest of all basements, they must face monsters as well as themselves. Who will they kill? And who is Susan and what is she doing there? But the only way out is in… This is perhaps one of the creepiest books I have ever read, but it was a very thrilling read ...more
So, here's another I just didn't care for. Personally (and of course the opinions here are my own) I think the book fails as both theological teaching and horror. I appreci ...more
La luz entró en las tinieblasPrimer libro que leo de Frank Peretti y Ted Dekker. Me gustó mucho. Está muy simplemente escrito, es ameno y fluido. Tiene mucho diálogo y las descripciones son brillantes.
y la oscuridad no la entendió.
La Casa empieza de manera intensa, rápida, intrigante y atrayente. Mientras avanzás en la trama la historia se vuelve cada vez más terrorífica y estremecedora. Me resultó imposible leer este relato sin sentir que me absorbía en su ambiente lúgubre y lóbrego. Todas ...more
That being said, it is definitely better written than most Christian fiction and would probabl ...more
Jack and Stephanie are married. They are driving through the middle of a rural area to go see their marriage counselor. You get the feeling that something really bad happened in their relationship but you don't quite know what. Jack is bitter and resentful toward his wife, wh ...more
I'm going to most likely read one of his other books that he has made. I just do not understand why Jack and Stephanie are fighting so far. But hopefully my question will be answered. I like to be scared and it's cool reading how others react.
"psh! thats just cuz you don't read that much!"
she's probably right.
it was a good book, i didn't really know what to expect but it was good.
but since there were so many people in the book there wasn't as much info about the main characters' feelings. thats the only thing i didn't like.
House tells the story of two couples, Jack & Stephanie and Randy & Leslie, who end up at an inn and encounter the unusual and creepy hosts. They soon realize that they are trapped in the mysterious house by a serial killer that appears ...more
This is the worst book I have ever read. I'm not just saying that because I disagree with the themes that this story was based on; it was written badly. It was 3rd grade-level bad. It reminded me that any book in the Goosebumps series would be a welcoming divergence, and I'm not exaggerating. Whenever a story has magic or supernatural forces, it needs to have rules so that there is clarity in what is happening th ...more
You know when you watch a glass vase fall- and in that split second right before it hits the floor, you're like, "Oh no! That's going to be horrible when it shatters." I spent the entire time reading this book with that in mind.
Shallow characters battled with one dimensional personal problems while being chased around by swamp people, a redneck in a tin can, and a little girl that happened to be Jesus. The entire book was like ...more
House is a Christian-horror novel cowritten by two very popular authors in the Christian thriller genre (one that is an extremely unique genre, by the way). It holds similar morals and messages to other books by the authors, such as Hangman's Curse, Saint, Adam, and others, and even, obviously, the Bible itself, however, spun in an entirely different fashion. Its style is similar to secular suspense novels, and plays off of the common archetype of an unlikely ...more
Take a haunted house, some unpleasant and rather stupid protagonists, and a healthy spoonful of violence and pop psychology, mix them all together, and slap a spooky cover on it. Ta-da! You just wrote House!
You'll notice I didn't mention any Christianity in the recipe. Despite being published by a Christian publisher and written by two stars of Christian fiction, n ...more
You have 2 couples, one getting ready to divorce and another getting ready to marry. They both get in an accident and go into the closest locale for many miles (it's Deep Southern ...more