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The Funhouse
     

The Funhouse

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by Dean Koontz
 

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Evil comes in frightening and familiar forms in this terrifying novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz.

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

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Evil comes in frightening and familiar forms in this terrifying novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz.

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 pay for her sins, because the carnival is coming back to town... 

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Praise for Dean Koontz

“Dean Koontz is a prose stylist whose lyricism heightens malevolence and tension. [He creates] characters of unusual richness and depth.”—The Seattle Times

“Tumbling, hallucinogenic prose....‘Serious’ writers...might do well to examine his technique.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Lyrical writing and compelling characters...Koontz stands alone.”—Associated Press

“In every industry there exist ‘artists’ that are not only unforgettable, but know their craft better than the rest. Dean Koontz...is among these artisans.”—Suspense Magazine

“[Koontz] has always had near-Dickensian powers of description, and an ability to yank us from one page to the next that few novelists can match.”—Los Angeles Times

“Perhaps more than any other author, Koontz writes fiction perfectly suited to the mood of America...novels that acknowledge the reality and tenacity of evil but also the power of good...[and that] entertain vastly as they uplift.”—Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101634738
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/05/2013
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
91,338
File size:
745 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
“Koontz is brilliant.”—Chicago Sun-Times

“A master storyteller, sometimes humorous, sometimes shocking, but always riveting. His characters sparkle with life. And his fast-paced plots are wonderfully fiendish, taking unexpected twists and turns.” —The San Diego Union-Tribune

“One of our finest and most versatile suspense writers.” —The Macon Telegraph & News

“His prose mesmerizes…Koontz consistently hits the bull’s-eye.” —Arkansas Democrat

“An exceptional novelist…top-notch.” —Lincoln Journal-Star

Meet the Author

Dean Koontz, the author of many #1 New York Times bestsellers, lives in Southern California with his wife, Gerda, their golden retriever, Elsa, and the enduring spirit of their goldens, Trixie and Anna.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Newport Beach, California
Date of Birth:
July 9, 1945
Place of Birth:
Everett, Pennsylvania
Education:
B.S. (major in English), Shippensburg University, 1966
Website:
http://www.deankoontz.com

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The Funhouse 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 63 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good book with an interesting plot and a TERRIBLE ending.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If your a little bit on the 'creative' gory liking side, this is a must read. My favorite Dean Koontz book. The first one by him I read and its still my favorite. Like monster, gouls and devil babies? read this one. you wont be disapointed. Gory and graphic
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was my first book by the author but hasn't been my last! I thought this book to be very interesting. It was very easy to follow yet it kept me interested enough to finish it in 3 days. All of the characters were very strange. Ofcourse you are dealing with carnival people. I highly recommend this book and I am now reading my third book by him. He is a very clever author. A good book for readers of all ages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book was good at start ENDING WAS A BIG LET DOWN if u want to call it an ending :-(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was deeply disappointed at the development of the story and the end. The characters were not well developed nor were the conclusion worth reading all night. It could have waited until a day where one is bored and needed to do something.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just got done reading the sample and i finally found my new favorite book. best ive read in years and this is coming from a 13 year old. I read about 15 pages in a min and i can already tell the next book im reading
Guest More than 1 year ago
This truley is one of my favorite books. I have read lots of horror books in my life but by far this is the best i have read. Koontz is now one of my favorite authors now that i have read this book. It is truly amazing!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was the first of his books i read but now he is one of my favorite writers this was a gateway book for me. It was very strange at first but i could not put it down after a few pages. This was a great book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dean Koontz is one of my favorite authors and is books will send a chill up your spine. Read The Funhouse it is one of the best books you will ever read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a good Dean Koontz book that could be enjoyed by good readers but yet is easy to follow for the slower readers. It attracted me to it right away.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this book to be one of the best book's I have read. The characters were well developed and the plot gave a neverending spine-chilling scare to me after each page I read. This was one of my first Dean Koontz book's and I will be reading many more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book gets a hold of you from the get go keeps you turning the page as fast as you can to see what going to happen next
Guest More than 1 year ago
Think book i read in two days because it was so good i never put it down. I got in trouble for reading too much in school.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a great book with lots of unexpected twists. Once I picked up the book, I couldn't put it down!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I must say that this book grabs you from page one! I picked it up at a friends house and I COULD NOT put it down. This was the first book I read by this author and now he is one of my favorite!
Anonymous 8 months ago
Ung-ung ! Me so hooorny!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And I can't get enough!
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KarlynnTheYouTuber More than 1 year ago
All I had to do was read the summary on the first page and I was hooked in. A truly exceptional novel and horror story. I couldn't put it down once I started. I recommend this book to anyone who loves when something happens but he only tells part of it, leaving you to have to make connections and guess what really happened. A must read book. This was my first Dean Koontz book that I read, but I had read a  few Stephen King books before this... both authors have a very similar style of writing! It takes a lot of talent to be able to switch between  the characters and to have the parts connect together later, leaving you in awe. So many things could be said about this gruesome piece, but I had to shorten it down to a few things.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wasn't as good as most Koontz books, but iy was worth the read to pass some time
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dont bother. Its not the worst book, but i suggest u save your money.
mrsbrimtown More than 1 year ago
This would be a great book for a weekend pleasure read. Scary, but not too graphic in description.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Must be one of his earlier books because it was a very boring read.