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3.4  ·  Rating Details ·  694 Ratings  ·  49 Reviews
666 takes the reader into the world of evil.that lies unsuspected behind the door of an ordinary-looking house, a house that reappears from time to time near any city, waiting invitingly, innocently, for someone to rent it, a house in which a dreadful, bloody, orgiastic crime recurs again and again, bringing its victims screaming to the very brink of hell--and into the han ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published March 14th 1982 by Pocket Books (first published 1980)
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Rebecca McNutt
Holy cow, do authors ever love milking this Amityville Horror cr*p (how long ago was the the Amityville film released? When my parents were little children back in the early Seventies??) I mean, all you've gotta do is stamp the words "Amityville" on a book and BANG, instant bestseller! Too bad they're rarely any good. I did enjoy a few aspects of 666, but it didn't have that shocking spookiness that it boasted, nor did I care about any of the characters. It wasn't a bad book per-say, but not som ...more
Coos Burton
Sep 16, 2014 Coos Burton rated it really liked it
Shelves: terror, 666
Vengo "leyendo" este libro desde el año pasado, y la verdad es que me daba un poco de cosa por haberlo abandonado de tal manera. Es breve y llevadero, pero la razón por la cual lo dejé de leer es que su letra es lastimosamente chiquita y en cada ocasión que intentaba retomar me cansaba al poco tiempo y lo tenía que dejar. Y de esa forma no dan ganas de leer un libro, sinceramente. Encontré la forma de solucionarlo temporalmente y hoy pude terminarlo.
Es el primer libro de Jay Anson que leo, y la
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Jennifer
May 12, 2013 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror
I've been fascinated with the idea of horror novels lately, and have been wanting to read some vintage 1970s horror. 666 is the first I've read on that kick (it's what I found available at the library on Saturday). 666 was published in 1981, a year or two past the 70s and the death of disco, and the same year the final Omen movie was released, but the story is set in 1978 and has that 1970s feel I wanted.

I inhaled the book in two days. The story pulled me in right away: a fun commercial thrill
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Kevin Lucia
Aug 21, 2013 Kevin Lucia rated it liked it
Cheesy 80's horror fare. Interesting how the Amityville incident started this guy's career...
Juancho Juanchito Books
Hola amigos como están, hoy les traigo un librazo de un autor que me sorprendió, yo no se por que no lo había leído, ahora me quiero con seguir el libro mas conocido de Jay Anson que es, aquí vive el horror, maldita sea si esta difícil de conseguir.

RESEÑA

Bueno esta historia esta ambientada en New Castle, es un pueblito al sur de Ossining, Estados Unidos.

Vamos a conocer a Keith, Jennifer, David, y a Paul, bueno este ultimo se va a ver muy, pero muy adelante del libro, vamos a centrarnos en los pe
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Frank Tibbetts
Jan 21, 2012 Frank Tibbetts rated it really liked it
Keith and Jennifer Olson return home from Grand Bahama islands and discover a house has been placed on a vacant lot across from theirs...the address? 666 Sunset Brook Lane.
Keith is a carpenter who owns his own business. Curious, he visits the house hoping to meet the owner. Upon entering the home and finding it empty, his woodworking instincts kick in and he realizes the house is in dire need of repairs. He enters the bathroom and a bronze, Roman coin,(a sestertious) drops from the ceiling. As
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The Haunted Reading Room 2017 - Year of Lovecraft
I read this many years ago, and a second time, also quite some time ago. Although I enjoyed Mr. Anson's "The Amityville Horror," which was somewhat scary (probably more due to the son roaming around with a shotgun than actual paranormal events), I found "666" a truly frightening book-and I put it on the same level with Anne Rivers Siddons' The House Next Door, also a book I've read several times, with the same results: scared to blazes, didn't want to sleep, kept looking over my shoulder. Both o ...more
Ignacio Senao f
Dec 03, 2014 Ignacio Senao f rated it did not like it
Sí usted piensa que va a ser tan bueno como The Amityville Horror , la equivocación será muy grande.

Esta historia explica cómo un autor que tuvo un gran éxito en su anterior novela quiere aprovechar el tirón, hay mucho aquí: ignorancia, aburrimiento, desesperación, falta de ideas… Cuyo final es una persona que no vuelve a escribir nada más.

Pero del libro no hablare, rememorar nuestras malas experiencias solo sirven para actualizar el dolor.
Mercy Martinez
Mar 20, 2017 Mercy Martinez rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favoritos
Oh mi dios, no puede ser este final así de abierto. NO.
ESTO MERECE UNA SEGUNDA PARTE. NO PUEDEN DEJARME ASÍ CON LA INTRIGA DE ESE EPÍLOGO.
Esta historia al principio era un poco lenta (y mas con algo de la jera Property Brothers que no dejaba de pensar al leer) hasta que el asunto de la casa 666 empezó a cobrar forma el rompecabezas que nos da el autor el en transcurso de la historia. Hubo veces que me engaño totalmente con las teorías del porque la casa estaba endemoniada y de lo que sospechab
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Ty Bedell
Meh. Kind of silly. Although it was in the same vein as The Amityville Horror, it wasn't nearly as good.
Manuel
Jun 03, 2012 Manuel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I just finished reading the 1981 novel “666” by Jay Anson, author of the infamous “Amityville Horror”. Despite it being part of the late 70′s devil craze, it was pretty subtle with the diabolical imagery until the gruesome climax, and really kept my attention throughout. It tells the tale of a satanic house that is made of grim artifacts from the past. It’s implied in various ways, through dream sequences and conversations that the house is a variant of Satan’s throne on Earth. Its timbers selec ...more
Nádia Batista
A escolha deste livro foi, inicialmente, um erro. Pensava que se tratava da história da famosa Amytiville, sobre a qual Jay Anson tem de facto uma obra, mas este trabalho é completamente diferente, e eu demorei algumas páginas a tentar perceber o que é que a história tinha em comum com o que conhecia de Amytiville. Quando me apercebi do verdadeiro conteúdo desta história, fiquei ligeiramente decepcionada, mas estava a gostar, portanto só tinha de continuar e aproveitar a leitura.

Confesso que esp
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Mary
Feb 05, 2015 Mary rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes horror
Recommended to Mary by: Bookmooch
It's the omen of ultimate evil...the sign of the Devil...the number of the Beast...666.

That was the diabolical number on the old house that suddenly appeared on Sunset Brook Lane. Yet, such an beautifully unassuming Victorian-style house couldn't possibly hold something so evil, could it? Perhaps it could...

For stepping inside 666 Sunset Brook Lane could only bring with it eternal damnation. Inside, an infernal red light flickers from an unseen source...Inside, ghostly specters stare down mockin
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Julie
May 31, 2014 Julie rated it it was ok
Okay, so I enjoyed The Amityville Horror and thought I'd give 666 a go because, really, what can go wrong with a book titled 666? No pressure or anything.

So we get another devil house. Yay. This devil house is randomly moved around the United States where it (apparently) makes its inhabitants crazy murderers, etc. You know the drill. The devilness of the devil house radiates from a hexagonal room with stained glass windows that glow red in the sunset. And, speaking of stuff that should really m
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Andrew Armour
Jun 13, 2013 Andrew Armour rated it liked it
This book was Predictable, writing so so, and very little in the way of offering something new. But despite all this I was not dispirited by this horror yarn one iota. The story gets going pretty quick as a couple arrive back home from a vacation I think from Jamaica. Surprised to see a new home across the way, that has been transported from another site that we learn later was a scene of a slaying, and the murderer is languishing away in jail. The husband Keith explores the empty house and find ...more
Daniel
Apr 07, 2015 Daniel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Okay, first, this book was quite enjoyable. There were a couple of things I didn't like, but those could be me, and, believe-it-or-not, didn't detract from the book. 1) Not very scary; now this could be due to the fact that I'm older---maybe a little jaded---but I wanted that thrill. There was a moment at the end of the book, that I felt sad for the players in our drama, but that was it. 2) Lack of catharsis. One of the beautiful things I think about great horror is, unlike a more standard work ...more
Sylvia Marquez
Jun 07, 2010 Sylvia Marquez rated it liked it
In my opinion, this book contained aspects of a classic haunting. From the satanic inferences to the house somehow being alive, mainly by the 6-sided room that turns blood red during sunset. The ancient Roman coin that falls out of thin air giving one of the characters images of torture during Nero’s reign. Not to mention precognitive nightmares. Yes, it had a love triangle, but it was meant to intermingle with the mysteries of the house. The house that appeared from nowhere by an owner that is ...more
Daniela Lopera
Nov 06, 2016 Daniela Lopera rated it it was amazing
Lo leí cuando tenía 13 años y desde el primer momento que lo encontré en Casa de mi tío, en una estantería llena de libros de Teología (estaba específicamente entre Las 95 tesis de Lutero y un ensayo sobre los libros apócrifos), llamó poderosamente mi atención, debió ser el obvio y seductor "666" tanto fue, que lo leí de un tirón! Y vaya que lo disfrute! Fácilmente te sumerge en un espacio detallado de personajes y situaciones con historias entrelazadas manteniéndote en un estado de intriga cons ...more
Nancy
Sep 03, 2010 Nancy rated it liked it
Shelves: horror, reviewed
This is another horror novel from the 1970's by the same man who brought you "The Amityville Horror". It's about a mysterious house and an even more mysterious owner and the strange goings-on inside of it. It's not exactly a haunted house story, but I'm not sure how else this would be classified. A husband and wife duo become entangled with the house and its occupant(s) when the new house arrives in their neighborhood. There are one or two plot-holes that I would have liked to have had fixed, bu ...more
~M~
Mar 21, 2013 ~M~ rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Terrible book. It started out so promising. Well written and I loved the connection to ancient Rome.

The book jacket blurb said the climax is a scene of horror that would stay with you for a long time.

Unfortunately the author decided to SKIP OVER the scene of horror. One minute they are walking into the scary room....

The next minute another character comes in and sees the aftermath.

You never see or encounter the actual "figure of evil" doing all these things, and it's never explained WHY it's al
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Tony Gleeson
Dec 04, 2008 Tony Gleeson rated it liked it
I found this book, of all places, on a shelf at a bed & breakfast outside of Santa Barbara. It was just a decorative book among many in the room but I was drawn to it. I thought Anson's "Amityville Horror" was a dreadfully written book but I enjoyed-- if that's the word-- "666." It's a strange story, creepily uncomfortable, and I could see where the various plotlines were leading to, but I had to keep reading nonetheless. It was fascinating. Is this a well-written book? Uh... no, not really. ...more
Keith
Aug 01, 2008 Keith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who don't need constant action to be entertained
Recommended to Keith by: just found it in a thrift store
Shelves: horror
It is difficult for me to decide why I liked this book. I cannot say that it was overly exciting or that I couldn't put it down, but there was never a time where I felt like I had to trudge through a lot of crap to get to a good part. I was always curious to know what would happen next. Some people may have reservations about a book about the devil, but I didn't find anything that would make me feel like I shouldn't be reading it and there was nothing explicit. This is an entertaining, steady, s ...more
Christine
Yeah...this is basically Amityville Horror but fictionalized. It was ok, it was a really quick read, but it was the book version of a super schlocky horror movie. Also...Anson is really fond of unnecessary exclamation points for emphasis! Oh no...look over there...a dead bird! But the bird was fine just a minute ago! *Gasp*! It's a little annoying, but in the good clean fun kind of way.
Daniel Olivos
Jan 12, 2014 Daniel Olivos rated it it was ok
Me gusta bastante la idea principal de la novela, me gusto el suspenso que el autor utilizo con cada uno de los personajes. cada vez que iba leyendo, no quería para de leer, hasta que llegue al fin, lo cual me decepciono bastante. Esperaba un final distinto con mas acción, con mas terror y suspenso. encontre el final muy obligado. BUENA HISTORIA, MAL FINAL.
Dixie Diamond
Dec 30, 2008 Dixie Diamond rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
I confess I remember finding this kind of entertaining when I was about 12 (though it was somewhat anticlimactic since I had just read The Amityville Horror the week before) . . . which probably says enough right there.
Caroline
wow. found this on the book sale shelf at work. every last horror cliche known to man in one 1970s paranormal satanist murderous consecrated crap fest. (oh wait, no rabid dogs). ok what did I expect with a title like 666????
Tasha-Lynn
Jan 28, 2011 Tasha-Lynn rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2011
I still liked this book even thou I remember it being a lot scarier when I read it the first time. I was a lot younger thou... Really, any books that have to do with possession or the devil have always freaked me out.
Gypsykat
Oct 20, 2013 Gypsykat rated it liked it
A story about a house that is owned by the Devil & travels around (yes it is physically moved from place to place) inciting people to kill... It was a quick & predictable read, but enjoyable nonetheless.
Erik Graff
Mar 04, 2010 Erik Graff rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anson fans
Recommended to Erik by: no one
Shelves: literature
Just like me. Anson, known as a screenwriter, writes a best-seller, The Amityville Horror, and I read his subsequent horror book--this a novel, not a supposedly true story. It wasn't scary. It wasn't very good.
Mike
Jul 21, 2014 Mike rated it liked it
I probably rated this 5 stars upon first read maybe ten years ago? Second read I realize the story is just okay.

For whatever reason u recall a more thorough historical explanation for the haunts as well as a higher body count. Clearly I'm mistaken.
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Jay Anson (November 4, 1921 – March 12, 1980) was an American author whose most famous work was The Amityville Horror. After the runaway success of that novel, he wrote 666, which also dealt with a haunted house. He died in 1980.

His work, The Amityville Horror, was sold as "a true story", and it was based on the reported experiences of George Lutz and Kathleen Lutz at 112 Ocean Avenue in December
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