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666

3.42  ·  Rating details ·  786 Ratings  ·  62 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
Hardcover, 283 pages
Published April 1st 1981 by Simon & Schuster (NY) (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 se, but not some ...more
Grady Hendrix
Nov 07, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Amityville Horror without the smart bits. Who even knew Amityville Horror had smart bits?
Coos Burton
Sep 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Kevin Lucia
Cheesy 80's horror fare. Interesting how the Amityville incident started this guy's career...
Jennifer
May 12, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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May Is Fungi From Yuggoth The Haunted Reading Room
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
J.K. Grice
Oct 03, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
This is one of the first horror books I ever read. Jay Anson was most famous for THE AMITYVILLE HORROR. In high school, I thought 666 was just fantastic! After reading it again a few years ago I found that it was entertaining enough, if fairly predictable. Worth a one time read, though.
Tobin Elliott
Apr 06, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: horror, hard-copy, fiction
Like virtually everyone else is saying, this is just a steaming pile of crap, and I'm sure it was rush-released just after Anson's death. Nothing truly horrific happens until the last ten or so pages, and in between, you get a ham-fisted attempt at a burgeoning marital affair with three truly unlikeable main characters. There's the obligatory Satanist cult, and they're tied, quite flimsily, to Emperor Nero's torturous ways.

But in the end, it's just a perfect example of the late-70s C-grade horro
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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 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Mary
Feb 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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Kristina
Aug 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of my favorite scary books! I read this when it was originally published in 1981 and found a copy second hand recently and was excited to read it again. Although it was a re-read, it had been so long that I had forgotten some of the details so it scared me all over again.
Chris Johnson
It had some good sections, but it failed to draw me in enough to even like the characters.
Allyssa Bloomfield
Huge meh! I love horror stories even when i get scared easily but this one... nothing
Frank
Apr 29, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: horror
Read in the 80s
Manuel
Jun 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
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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Andrew Armour
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
Plum-crazy
I remember reading "The Amityville Horror" back in the seventies when it came out & as a teenager, I was completely mesmerised by it...but that was (allegedly) a true story & this, as it is at pains to point out, is a work of fiction. While overall I liked it there were a few holes in the story to pick at.

Married couple, Keith & Jennifer find an evil house has appeared next door to them. Keith passes a coin found there to David (a friend of Jennifer's) which causes him to want to mur
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Daniel
Apr 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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
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
Mercy Martinez
Mar 20, 2017 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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Nancy
Sep 03, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
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
Ignacio Senao f
Dec 03, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Vicky Palmer
Dec 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this as a recommendation from my brother, and I have to say that it kept me absolutely intrigued and I couldn't put the book down. I will recommend others to read this book If they are interested in reading a book from the horror genera.
Ryan Wheeler
I didn't expect to enjoy this book, but I found it quite easy to read, and the story kept me entertained. Not bad if you are into haunted house fare.
Laura
Jul 04, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not nearly as scary or as "real" as The Amityville Horror. Clearly written in the hopes of profit, although the notion of a "devil house" is an interesting idea.
Ty Bedell
Meh. Kind of silly. Although it was in the same vein as The Amityville Horror, it wasn't nearly as good.
Daniel Levi
Nov 24, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
O livro instiga, mas não assusta. Levando-se em consideração o tema, é uma falha.
Julie
May 31, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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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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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