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House of Stairs by William Sleator
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As a kid I was addicted to this book, which is fairly impressive given that at eight years old I doubt I understood half the words Sleator was using. ("Eventually we will have techniques to deal with individuals even as intractable as you"? Not so much.)

But seriously. I loved the cover, with the kids flinging themselves in all directions. I loved the semi-dystopian description of the future--never quite explained, but just *there* enough to be creepy. I loved the terrifyingly endless maze of stairs, and I loved the way the kids turned on each other like rabid animals. And just in case you didn't get the part about my feelings towards this book, I loved loved loved the ending. It's at that point that you realize the adults, who don't show up until the very end, were (view spoiler) guys, that's awesome.
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Miriam I loved loved loved the ending. It's at that point that you realize...

Might wanna use the spoiler fold there :)


Jubilation Lee Aaaaah, and, edit.....


Miriam Heehee! Now your review is a cliff-hanger! Maybe that will get more people to read the book.


Jubilation Lee It totally should. And if it works, all of my reviews from here on out will be equally cliffhangery, regardless of whether or not the ending is common knowledge.

"And then, when the Titanic approached the iceberg, it on fire, with robots eggplant and a bit with a dog."


message 5: by Miriam (last edited Apr 13, 2011 04:04PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Miriam Titanic would have been so much better with robot eggplants.

Here's an example of spoiler art: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


Jubilation Lee I am not awesome enough to have written a legitimate review like that and then perved it up with the spoiler tags. My brain would have exploded from the effort. ;)


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Mamers W o w. That review is fabulous.


Miriam I wish my mind worked that way.


Lynette That last paragraph sums up my sentiment towards that bleak future of those three too.


Jubilation Lee Lynette wrote: "That last paragraph sums up my sentiment towards that bleak future of those three too."

Ughhh, I felt so vindicated because they were such awful people, but at the same time, they were definitely also victims...


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Jude Your hashtags alone make me want to follow you – too bad your profile is set to private :(


Jubilation Lee Jude wrote: "Your hashtags alone make me want to follow you – too bad your profile is set to private :("

I know, alas! I had to lock it down for personal reasons. ;)

You're always welcome to randomly friend me!


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