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The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson
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Ignore the overshadowing debate about whether or not it actually happened, and you're left with one of the most finely crafted haunted house stories ever written. The narrative is so solid, so matter-of-fact, that one cannot argue with it. This is how it happened, the book says, and what happened was horrifying. The feel is perfect, the book carries an ominous feeling from the first to the last page, much like the house on Ocean Avenue itself. Forget any of the cash-in novels or films, this is a powerful, frightening masterpiece of horror. It takes a second place only to Jack Ketchum's "The Girl Next Door" as the scariest book I have ever read.
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