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The Uninvited
John Farris
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The Uninvited

3.24  ·  Rating details ·  98 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Mass Market Paperback, 288 pages
Published June 15th 1987 by Tor Books (first published 1982)
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Aug 01, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't understand why this book is titled The Uninvited because this guy was so invited. Despite being such a short novel it had a nice build up to a very suspenseful ending though some other parts felt somewhat forced in trying to get the point across but still a solid 3.5 stars.
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: horror
Don't be fooled by the cover, it is not a romance book. It's horror and it's GREAT.
John Farris' "The Uninvited" is a fantastic book. It is a psychological suspense which gradually introduces the reader to the characters and the setting but then explodes with horror and suspense within the last few chapters of the book.
Unlike many books that I read where the ending doesn't live up to the rest of the book, The Uninvited actually has an ending that redeems the rest of the book. While the book was fairly well written and quickly paced, I was not crazy about the plot. I experience
Sep 21, 2014 rated it it was ok
I did not actually finish this. I found the more I read, the less I cared to finish.
Dec 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library, supernatural
Well done and with an ending most of this genre fail at.
Dec 20, 2015 rated it liked it
A brisk enjoyable read that was mostly entertaining despite being very silly. I would have enjoyed it a lot more had I read it over a shorter period of time. I was busy with other things, so it got really drawn out and I only really finished it out of obligation. The prose was a little too flowery - though that seemed suitable considering the protagonist's family were artists. Not a bad book, but not at all memorable. The last 50 pages were a lot of fun though. I don't recommend this to anyone u ...more
Joshua Hair
Jul 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
John Farris isn't as common a name in the horror game as I would like. He wrote some pretty decent stuff back in the day, this book included. Sure, it doesn't pack the same punch compared to some of the work out there now, but it's still a fairly effective spooky read with a touch of Celtic mythos in there to keep things interesting. The reader stays unaware for a good portion of the book, which I like. By the end though Mr. Farris has everything wrapped up nice and neat and in a very creepy man ...more
May 29, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
Meh. Not badly written but it read like a YA novel in its simplicity. Don't get me wrong, i love YA stuff but this was touted as an intense psychological thriller.

With the right artist, i think this could be a great graphic novel. With the right director, a great movie. The concept and story are interesting enough but the prose and execution fall a bit flat for me.

Feb 10, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: john-farris
Stephen King recommends it so it was good enough for me.....

Great little story, a young girl whose boyfriend has recently died, dreams up the perfect male companion.

He appears to enter her life and terrorizes her family and friends.......
Rick Powell
Apr 02, 2016 rated it liked it
A good, short novel. I tend to like The Fury a lot more. Engaging characters, but the end tends to remind me of the horror films of the '80's in its predictability. Kind of a turn off there, but overall, a good read.
Oct 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
Finished this book and found it very intriguing...unusuak too.
Jul 08, 2008 rated it it was ok
Strange book, old-school horror, I liked it okay.
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American writer and screenwriter of both adaptations of his own books (e.g. 'The Fury'), of the works of others (such as Alfred Bester's 'The Demolished Man') and original scripts. In 1973 he wrote and directed the film 'Dear Dead Delilah'. He has had several plays produced off-Broadway, and also paints and writes poetry. At various times he has made his home in New York, Southern California and P ...more
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