A mind-bending supernatural thriller from the creators of This Present Darkness and Saint. Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker — two of the most acclaimed writers of. From the minds of multi-million selling suspense authors Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker comes House–an epic supernatural thriller that gives a new meaning to. Written by: Chad Lutzke If you plan on picking up this book then read the review no further. It’s the only spoiler alert you’re going to get.

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After I finished reading the book and composing my thoughts, I read a few reviews and it sounds like this was not his normal caliber of work, so I’m still open to giving him another chance.

Enter House — where you’ll find yourself thrown into a killer’s deadly game in which the only way to win is to lose The entire book was like watching a cake get made with cement. When I was done with it I thought about giving the book away to a thrift store, but then felt so bad about passing this waste of wood along and subjecting anyone else to the torment, like it was the videotape in ‘The Ring’ or something.

The paragraphs and sentences were short, clipped, and written in the style of Robert B. Heart-Shaped Box Joe Hill. Lastly, this book evolved into a completely different story than how it started. He and his wife were married inand Peretti soon moved from touring with a pop band to launching a modest Christian music ministry.

Then, to make matters worse, the lights turn off, and a serial killer named White locks them inside of the House.


At least it came from the library. Maybe it was the work of demons. Also, I hope that line about White really being black is metaphorical, or we have a whole other set of problems. This is unfortunate that in your opinion this book is a stinker.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. The house is the setting for a game; a creepy and horrible game that traps people in order to test their strength. It left such a bad taste I probably won’t even try to read any other Perettis, since now I can’t be sure just what I’ll be getting.

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Don’t have a Kindle? Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Rules that make no sense yet must be followed. They seek refuge in an old house that’s been vacated for years.

Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker ‘House’ Review – Horror Novel Reviews

Works by Frank E. The only things perwtti to be scary here are the non-believer antagonists who get killed off in the most ridiculous ways possible. Certainly nobody mourns her passing. Also, on a more pedantic note, it bothered me that of the three “rules” only one could even sort of be interpreted as a rule.

They get stranded on the road under mysterious circumstances and end up seeking shelter for the night in a Inn they come across. I was terribly disappointed in this book. Inhe gave up his pastoring position and began taking construction houde to make ends meet.

Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker ‘House’ Review

It’s a big mind game. It deals horribly with abuse victims and is an insult to published works.

It didn’t do anything, other than to exist to be weird. I recommend I picked this book up from the library, thumbed through a few pages, and decided to preview it by reading the first chapter. As I said I grew up in the mountains and I knew lots of poor people who lived in rundown houses without being dangerous, inbred or whatever.


I’ve read a lot of bad books in my time. Oct 12, Carrie brightbeautifulthings rated it did not like it Shelves: Shallow characters battled with one dimensional personal problems while being chased around by swamp people, a redneck in a tin can, and a little girl that happened to be Jesus. Overall, this one just didn’t do it for me. The Gypsy mirror was a useless prop. One star is pretty generous Like Liked by 1 person. Though I could tell by the development of the storyline and plot that this book was specifically aimed at both Christian and non-Christian audiences, it still had much of the feel of a Christian book.

I don’t need a horror novel to be literary revelation, but I do want to have some sympathy for the characters and have my flesh crawl a little, neither of which I experienced with this story.

I wasn’t familiar with the authors so I didn’t know that it would be a good versus evil, God versus evil book. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

I can respect a book with a christian undertone; but not this one. Spoilers will be clearly marked. Buy the selected items together This item: While working at a local ski factory, he began writing This Present Darkness, the book that would catapult him into the public eye.