Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco

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Title : Burnt Offerings
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ISBN : 0440009286
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 246 pages


Char rated it ★★★★★

May 23, 2015

I can't say enough good things about this incredible haunted house story!   It was fast paced. It was chilling. It was vividly real. It was atmospheric. It was scary.It inexorably, unrelentingly pulls the reader to its final conclusion and that conclusion is stunning.   This is one of the best haunte...

Janie rated it ★★★★★

November 22, 2015

Hands down, the best dream-house turned nightmare chiller ever. A classic.

kohey rated it ★★★★☆

November 28, 2015

The thing that I like about this novel is that it is not a hungry house itself but a certain family that goes crazy and freak out with nasty nudges from the monster mansion. How could small things lead us into destruction so easily (unfortunately with the help of an uncanny thing),just when we fe...

Kimberly rated it ★★★★★

November 19, 2015

Well, even after only a couple of years before reading this the first time, there were some scenes that I was delighted to re-discover! This stands among my top ten "haunted house" stories, easily--among others such as Hill House, The Elementals, and The Shining. The best part for myself in Robert...

Maxine rated it ★★★★★

December 18, 2015

Rounded up from 4.5* So I read this book in one day. I thought I'd read it over the next few days, along with some other reads, but pretty soon I was at 25% and then 50% and then I was huddling under the blanket last night to keep from waking up Mr. Marsh with my Kindle light and couldn't stop rea...

Bandit rated it ★★★★☆

February 13, 2013

This novel is basically a classic definition of insidious horror. It manages to unsettle, disturb and scare without relying on gore, violence or any other typical horror trappings. It's sort of in a class of its own, the mixture of a haunted house and a possession story that works so well in no s...

TPK rated it ★★☆☆☆

October 15, 2017

Perhaps it's simply because it doesn't hold up to an unfair comparison, but Robert Marasco's Burnt Offerings, though not an awful read by any means, was not everything I imagined it would be. The premise isn't bad, as horror novels go: little urban family rents a beautiful, if sadly dilapidated,...

Maciek rated it ★★★☆☆

November 06, 2017

I discovered Burnt Offerings through a recommendation by Stephen King, who described it as "disturbing tale, and one which comes highly recommended not just to fans of the genre but to the general reader", praising its "near brilliance" , which he considers to be second only to Shirley Jackson's...

(shan) Littlebookcove rated it ★★★☆☆

February 24, 2016

Burnt offerings is a classic of a book from the same guy that wrote about a catholic boys school. This book of his "Burnt Offerings" is spooky haunted house read. The pace is set with a relaxed feel that soon evolves you into a suspenseful feel. Well written and very good char's I was very impres...

Cathie rated it ★★★★★

May 05, 2015

One of THE best haunted house stories ever written! Burnt Offerings is a dated yet classic take on a haunted house, a hungry house. (Great Introduction by Stephen Jones.) Written in 1973, his novel was not widely known. The film adaptation however, established its cult following. And those who ha...

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