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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Micky Bellsong is convinced that in nine months and one day, the girl will be dead. The airheaded jock prom date and sometimes boyfriend of Amy that can’t bring himself to pay for an abortion because he wants to use his cashier’s money to start over in California. I need to clarify that if you are not a fan of horror to begin with, don’t pick up this book thinking it will be fun.

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This particular carnival is fronted by none other than Conrad, who has spent his life searching for the children of Ellen whose funhouss he believes to be inevitable. Once she met Conrad, a carnie, Ellen knew he was the one. Ellen soon found out that Conrad was no longer a charmer and started to physically abuse her. She crushes it to death just as Conrad comes home.

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Leaves rustled like the starched, black skirts of witches. Have the dead come back to life? She later gets a divorce, the carny way This was my first Dean Koontz and I thoroughly enjoyed it!

It was violent and creepy and quickly became one of my favorite Koontz novels. A terrifying treat perfect for Stephen King fans Little Joey is adorable and I felt incredibly bad for him at several moments in the story.


I like it slightly better than Mr. Juliette is a memorable, grippingly unpredictable character’ Daily Express’An addictive psycological thriller View all 8 comments. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In short, the atmosphere is bleak, dark, and at times depressing — but in the end uplifting and hopeful. May 29, Kimberly Sexton rated it it was amazing.

A Fable for All Ages Aug 19, Mike rated it it was amazing Shelves: However, soon after her marriage, it becomes clear tunhouse Conrad is using Ellen to spawn the Antichristas she later finds out that he is a Satan worshiper. The bloody Scottish maniacs!

I hope you enjoyed it. Starting with a young run-away named Ellen that marries a cruel carny man named Conrad. Some of the taunts Ellen bellows at her daughter are almost verbatim the same as the ones hurled at poor Carrie, telling her that men want nothing than to stick their filthy cocks in her and that they should pray together in order to keep her from being committed to hell. I haven’t read enough Koontz to judge his abilities, and wouldn’t do so on a paycheck-grabber from early in his career anyway, but it held my attention both deaan a fan of the film and as someone who enjoyed this fan fiction-y prequel take on it.

Books by Owen West. Conrad fires a shot at Amy, but it just grazes her cheek.

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Christine’s world is turned into a nightmare of terror. Create An Account Why Join? All of this seemingly spurned from the film version of the character having a drink and forbidding her daughter to go to the desn a conversation that actually never occurs in the book.

The carnival is a world apart, endlessly travelling from town to town, providing thrills and magic for new kids every week. The past can be a very ,oontz place when it is locked into a nightmare They have both grown up with a guilt ridden mother. On the negative side, Some spoilers here I couldn’t quite funhoouse if Gunther and Victor were supposed to be true evil natured beings, or if they were just radically deformed and unlucky.


I’m sorry I’m born inquisitive, Mr. I devoured it within days, it was such an easy read.

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They arm themselves with nearby weapons from the attractions, Buzz having an ax, Amy and Liz with rusty knives. She married a man she grew to hate—and gave birth to a child she could never love. Mar 06, Alex rated it liked it. Almost directly after the ride stops, Richie is dragged away by Gunther through a trap door before having his head torn off.

In fact, the book doesn’t even have them planning to stay in the funhouse at all again, this might be Koontz trying to minimize how far-fetched it isjust riding it like they did any other ride when it breaks down and instantly being menaced by the father and son team.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. The decision to do it under other name I think it was because it was the novelization of a movie and so Dean Koontz wasn’t too eager to be related with it if it happens to be bad. The terrifying ordeal for Joey and his mother begins in the supermarket car park where an old woman accosts them and pursues them with her terrible threats.