The Funhouse has ratings and reviews. Watchers by Dean Koontz Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz Intensity by Dean Koontz Lightning by Dean. Written by: Vitina Molgaard “The Funhouse, I think, is better than that. It’s fun. It has something to say. The background is not least. Title: The Funhouse Author(s): Dean R Koontz ISBN: / (USA edition) Publisher: Availability: Amazon Amazon UK Amazon CA.

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I love the carnival theme set to this book. A fun and easy read. When Ellen was young and naive all she wanted was young love.

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Open Preview See a Problem? She later gets a divorce, the carny way As the film production took longer than expected, the book was released before the film. It was, like much of early eighties horror, a fun, thrilling kind of scary, not a creepy evil kind of scary. More than one author has written under the name ‘Owen West’. That would be a negative star. There was potential here but nothing original came out tge this story.

Even that was a big disappointment, as the book just kind of ends, after much unbelievable hoopla, that is. View all 6 comments. My favorite things about the story: I as going to deean it one star, but couldn’t.

Mar 06, Alex rated it liked it. View all 8 comments. Their mother’s days are regulated by religious obsession, and nights by the bottle and drunken confessions.

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Urban Legend’s first sequel wasn’t well-loved – but they had the right idea. Amy eventually tells Ellen that she is pregnant, causing her to strike Amy and force her to pray on the floor. So instead she is killed here by Conrad, after realizing Amy is indeed the target of the man’s revenge and tries to stop him from going any further. To ask other readers questions about The Funhouseplease sign up.


After Conrad is killed, Amy takes his gun and proceeds to continue looking for an exit with Joey. 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 Once there was a girl who ran tue and joined a traveling carnival.

She married a man she grew to hate—and gave birth to a child she could never love. I mean, where have I been that I have not read his books before??!! He can scare our socks off’ – Boston HeraldTo his mother, Joey seems an ordinary six-year-old boy koonntz special to her, but to no one else.

I’m sorry I’m born inquisitive, Mr. The carnival that is coming to town is revealed to be Conrad’s.

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This was released inwhich is when I initially read it. As in the movie he is a monster kid who likes playing practical jokes, but everything else about him is fairly different here. We also see that he and his sister are actually quite close and that his pranks are part of a little routine that they have, as opposed to a genuine annoyance to Amy as depicted in the film.

All of this seemingly spurned from the film version of the character having a drink and forbidding her daughter to go to the carnival a conversation that actually never occurs in the book.

And she’ll make sure no one stops her fromgetting exactly what she wants.

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When the carnival came to town, Conrad discovered Amy and Joey and they were placed in danger that they never imagined. Will you like the ending?


Or did the innocent child with deformities appear evil to her because she is a completely insane hardcore alcoholic? Except that each of the sisters carries a secret To anyone I ha I remember buying this off the rack at Lucky’s in Fontana, California, taking it home, and reading it all in one sitting.

It’s not a surprise when I found that Ellen’s their mother.

However, soon after her marriage, it becomes clear that Conrad is using Ellen to spawn the Antichristas she later finds out that he is a Satan worshiper. Conrad turned out to be angry and prone to violence and cruelty against her. Until, that is, Grey proposes to Zadie’s ultra-straight and prissy cousin Helen.

You will notice that almost all people refer negative to the film, however there is a lot of praise to the book version. A few years later, Ellen is remarried and has two children but she is still tormented by her devil child.

I quite remember that without using much time, I read it in a week back then inbut investing just like an hour per day I couldn’t use more time at that moment so I’m sure that even quick readers can cover it funbouse a night without much trouble.

Glenn drove the Land Rover into a stone wall at just over mph. Below everything there is a seemingly endless sense of desperation, a struggle to sniff out what is right and what is wrong.

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