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The House

3.94  ·  Rating Details ·  379 Ratings  ·  27 Reviews
TWO OF EDWARD LEE'S MOST INFAMOUS NOVELLAS IN ONE BOOK! THE PIG: You know, the traditional tale of a man with big city dreams and how one wrong deal can put you in the woods filming porn with junkie whores, sexual freaks, psycho mobsters and, oh yeah...a pig. THE HOUSE: Thirty years ago a lot of very bad things happened in the way out in the woods. Things that scarred this ...more
Paperback, 189 pages
Published April 20th 2011 by Necro Publications (first published July 17th 2010)
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Jan 22, 2009 Jeff rated it it was amazing
There are few authors in the world of horror as "hardcore" as Edward Lee. Known for his extreme use of bloody violence, perverted sex, and every other manner of obscenity; Lee has developed his own cult-like following of avid readers. Amongst the favorites of these fans are gore-filled sex romps such as The Bighead, Header, and Splatterspunk. Lee has mostly existed in the expensive world of small press, with the occasional mass-market paperback from Leisure Books. Necro Publications has been ki ...more
Oct 14, 2014 Chris rated it it was amazing
To those in the know, Edward Lee is THE original of hardcore horror, bar none. But what sets him apart from others of that ilk is his sharp and intelligent prose, dark humor and wit, along with twist endings.

This slim novel is actually two interconnected novellas, the first set in the 70's, the latter 30 plus years later. A ramshackle house in upstate New York with an unimaginable past, both in hardcore porn and occult murder, and Lee deftly weaves both narratives seamlessly together. Fans of Le
Justin Day
Mar 07, 2012 Justin Day rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Don't you hate when you're browsing good-reads and you come across something you should have rated a long time ago but somehow overlooked?

No idea how I managed to overlook this, but The House, which is basically 2 connected novellas in one book, was my introduction to Extreme Horror and I've been on board ever since.

I remember being chilled and sickened (like truly sickened) by some of the stuff in this book, but with each sting of nasty was another feeling, maybe exhilaration? That followed. I
Apr 20, 2013 Shane rated it did not like it
Shelves: abandoned, horror
I was a little concerned when I read my first Edward Lee novel, that he was an author that might be mistaking hooliganism and thuggery for horror. That novel was called 'The Bighead' and it was about an inbred human so I gave him the benefit of the doubt because the violence and degradation and so on actually fit quite well with the story and characters, but then we come to 'The Pig and The House' and I begin to wonder if our Mr Edward Lee has nothing else to offer but that thuggery and purposel ...more
Glenn Conley
Oct 29, 2014 Glenn Conley rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
I'm usually not very fond of haunted house books. They're just not that scary, or offensive at all. But that can't be said about this book. It's scary as fuck. And OMG is it brutally offensive in every way.

I had just finished reading The Pig, and figured, what the fuck, I might as well read this book, which is the story of what becomes of the farm house that The Pig was set in. Because the end of The Pig was quite horrific. So of course, The House is haunted as fuck.

It's 30 years later, and geek
Sep 19, 2013 Michael rated it liked it
b If you can make it through the The Pig you are a brave soul. As a new fan of Edward Lee I read Creekers and then found The Pig/The House. Lee is a splatterpunk legend and as I read The Pig I was thrust into this vile story of Leonard a guy who wants to be a filmaker but because of a loan he ends up making porn for the mafia. Reading the book blurb is enough but reading the first novella is a shock to the system.

It's disturbing and shocking yes but Lee is a master story teller and by the end o
Jun 20, 2009 Lori rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow... wow... wow... Need Chlorine bleach to sanitize my eyeballs. Would describe this as literary equivalent of torture porn.
Compelling, riveting, disgusting, horrifying, fascinating... LOL
Mike Kazmierczak
Sep 01, 2014 Mike Kazmierczak rated it really liked it
This book by Lee is actually two related novellas: "The Pig" and "The House". Both involve the same house / location and naturally fit together. While they were written years apart from each other, "The House" should be considered a sequel to "The Pig", but since they are in the same book, it's easier to consider them two chapters of the same story. However you consider them though, definitely consider them intense and graphic. There are detailed scenes of bestiality, sodomy, scat, and necrophil ...more
Apr 05, 2011 Deviant-Muse rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book has two stories, "The Pig" and "The House". The first story begins in 1977 and the second continues the first but many years later. With that, I will review them separately.

"The Pig" was pretty much disgusting and not for any animal-lover. It is a definite never-read for animal lovers! If you can take a lot of animal cruelty and beastiality, then give "The Pig" a read. It is not only about that, but does have a considerable amount of rape and other grotesque acts incorporated into this
Oct 22, 2010 Dan rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror, kindle-books
Well, by my own rating system, I have to give this book four stars (see my bio). However, this is a very disturbing book. I thought I knew what depravity was, but Edward Lee brings it to a new level. Some things are now in my head that I wish I could permanently remove ("I'm making a slush baby!" is one of them, let me tell you). Just be forewarned, this may be the most disturbing book you will ever read, on both a sexual and violence level.

The first book, Pig, deals with one of the most unlucki
Nov 10, 2010 Arne rated it liked it
The Pig is brilliant.
Just like The Bighead the pace is not always at a constant rate, but it is equally disgusting, gross, vile, depraved, outlandish, stomach churning, bbbwwwurrrghhtheguysfuckinganothermansdeformedcockbbbwwurrgh ,...I ran out of words. But yes, it is very disgusting and again disturbing in a way TCM2 is. Bestiality, torture, the Italian-American New York City mafia all make their entrance in this tale before it spirals into a sort of Evil Dead- climax. Great Stuff : 4/5 but ve
Kyla Swanson
Sep 10, 2011 Kyla Swanson rated it really liked it
I was so excited when I found out about Edward Lee. Having read so many works of horror, I find myself constantly seeking something that crosses boundaries, pushes limits, and *actually* disturbs me. "The House" does all of the above and more.

At a couple of points in the novellas, I felt as if the story had been pushed aside and the author only focused on shocking the reader. When you think that Lee can go no further--he does. The stories attempted to mesh together two different types of horror
This was my first Edward Lee book, I loved the two novellas in it and it left me thinking how did I not know about this author before? I cannot wait to read more of Edward Lee's work! Even though I prefered The Pig over The House, The House was still a really good read. I am normally really good at stomaching gross things and I guess that is why I love splatterpunk cause if I didn't then I wouldn't be able to read these kind of books but there was a scene in The House that actually made my stoma ...more
Jul 30, 2016 Daniel rated it it was amazing
This was a fucking crazy ride. This book is fantastic. This is the first Edwar Lee's book that I read and I don't know if I can account Mr. Lee as a horror author. At least, based on this single book, I don't think so. It's disgusting? Yes. It is crazy violent? no doubt. But it is also EXTREMELY FUNNY. This is a more insanely funny book I have ever read in my life.
You laugh, and then squirms a bit in the chair and then laughs again and again and again.

Thank you Mr. Lee, you are genius.
Sep 28, 2011 Jen rated it liked it
Shelves: horror
This book was okay. A decent read but not at the top of my list. It was a unique story, and quite graphic with the details. It was entertaining enough that I got through it. But a lot of it drug on and got to be dull at times. I almost couldnt get through the beginning, the whole mob explanation and the start of Leonards story. Just too much explanation of boring details. One of Lee's better stories, but again not one of my favorites.
Jan 25, 2014 Derek rated it really liked it
Crazy, I felt bad for the main character, loved the plot twists. Yet again, another Lee book that will get under your skin and stay with you. This being one of first Ed Lee books I've read, I didn't know what to expect, and at the risk of sounding like a sadist, Lee quickly became my favorite author as of late.
Angus McKeogh
Aug 30, 2014 Angus McKeogh rated it did not like it
Wow. What a steaming pile of feces. Picked this one up after reading an interview with Jack Ketchum. He mentioned how creative and scary Lee was. I can sum it up like one point the protagonist has sex with the penis hole of another man's enormous schlong. Uhhhhhhhhhhhh...creative and scary? Try stupid and gratuitous. One of the worst books I've managed to finish in my life.
Not part of the Appalachia mythos, but it definitely covers all the same bases: filth, gore, perversion, violence, misery and casual disrespect for the vast majority of the victims in his stories.

May 24, 2012 Brad rated it liked it
Seemed to be disturbing for disturbing's sake. I didn't enjoy it as much as Carlton Mellick's work.
Aug 14, 2008 Mofo rated it it was amazing
Mr.Lee is a sick, sick man. This is the most disturbing and gross novel I have ever read and I have read some sick shit.
Sep 13, 2015 Steven rated it liked it
Shelves: horror, 2015-read
Porno, pigs, and ghosts galore in these two novellas, one chronologically preceding the other. A horror gore fest written by one of the masters.
Jan 09, 2010 Konnie rated it it was amazing
YEEESSSS!! This book rocked! I think I liked the House better than the Pig, but both were really good! I loved this!
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Edward Lee was born (er, jettisoned) into the world on May 25, 1957, and was raised in Bowie, Md. He has sold 15 novels and continues to pursue the ludicrous profession of freelance writing. From 1976-79, he served in the U.S. Army Security Agency and then was transferred to the 1st Armored Division in Erlangen,
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