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House of Stairs by William Sleator
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May 03, 15

Read from January 07 to 09, 2011

I've been reading William Sleator since I was 10. And somehow, here we are 20 years later and I'm still reading his books. It's amazing how an author can write in such a way that it doesn't matter what age you are it's still a great read.

Anyway, the story here follows five orphans who are taken from their respective lives and left in a maze of staircases. They then spend time trying to find where they can acquire food and water, and once that is accomplished they find that only through a set of repeating actions can they keep getting food. If you've taken any psych classes, you can see where this is going, and will be curious to see what happens.

Reading this book reminded me at times of the film Cube (the book having been written long before the movie). In any case, this is a great book from a great author.

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