Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Funhouse Review

AUTHOR: Dean Koontz (Owen West)
PUBLISHER: Jove (the edition I have 1970)
PAGES: 288

OUTLINE:Once there was a girl who ran away and joined a traveling carnival. She married a man she grew to hate - and gave birth to a child she could never love. A child so monstrous that she killed it with her own hands... Twenty-five years later, Ellen Harper has a new life, a new husband, and two normal children. Joey loves monster movies and Amy is about to graduate from high school. But their mother drowns her secret guilt in alcohol and prayer. The time has come for Amy and Joey to pray for her sins... because Amy is pregnant, and the carnival is coming back to town.

 MY THOUGHTS: Well in the spirit of halloween I thought I need to do a few more reviews so why not this one. I read this sometime last year so I don't remember alot from it, but what I do remember is one word. Weird! I originally bought it at Goodwill because the plot sounded somewhat interesting. I mean, it's about a funhouse and carnival it couldn't be that bad right? Wrong! Oh so very wrong. In a way this makes me not want to go to a funhouse or carnival.  It's about a mother who tried to kill her baby, and well she didn't succeed. Then 25 years later she has a normal family, and everything seems fine. Then the carnival rolls into town with the freakshows and possibly someone or two from Ellen's past. Well  I can honestly say I hated this book. It was demented, and kind of gory. It was an easy read, but not worth it at all. I did however, feel bad for the children getting caught up in the mess.

That is my review, and I'm sticking to it. Have you ever read a book that just made you uh hate it because if was demented or to gory? Let me know!


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