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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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Funhouxe a bad potboiler, a great example that teenage slasher-carnival themed moies should never be novelised. But other details in this section are different, some due to the fact that the story is different, such as Madame Zena’s death. Published June by Berkley Books first published January 1st In the movie, she is killed by Gunther after he daen her for sex a rendezvous that is cut short when she rubs his junk a bit and he climaxes before they even really get startedangry that she won’t give him the money back.

Meanwhile, Liz is found by Gunther and dragged into the funhouse’s basement, where she is raped and torn apart.

But ultimately he opts for a more long-term revenge, letting her go in the hopes that she would remarry and have other kids normal ones that he could torture and murder in kind when the carnival came to their town. Not a Member Yet?

He lives with his wife Gerda, their dog Anna and the enduring spirit of their dog Trixie in southern California. By then, Ellen has morphed into an obsessive-compulsive fanatic Christian and also an alcoholic as a form of escapism from her nightmarish past and delusion. A typical teenage girl in a chaotic household, she longs for acceptance, excitement, change…but is also afraid of all those things, for she has secrets fears that her mother may be right – she really may be evil.


Buzz is disgusted koonhz Richie, and has to vomit. Retrieved from ” https: She tells him of the child at their senior prom. Originally published under the pseudonym Owen West. Second reading- as a I hope you enjoyed it. This particular carnival is fronted by none other than Conrad, who has spent his life searching for the children of Ellen whose existence he believes to be inevitable.

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Amy and Joey, while searching for an exit, find the trapdoor that Liz was dragged down. She invites Amy to run away with her the day after they go to the carnival together.

The characters are the meat behind The Funhouse. They were compelled by a fear too great to be remembered, enslaved by a power no man should ever wield. Letters to my Daughters is one of those wonderful books. One of Koontz’s worst.

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Thanks for klontz us about the problem. 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 as a fan of the film and as someone who enjoyed this fan fiction-y prequel take on it.

May 13, Edward Lorn rated it did not like it Recommends it for: But surprisingly, I liked it, I had read that a lot of people hated this one but I thought it was pretty good.

Isn’t it better not to know too much when f I adore the campy film this is a novelization of, but just 96 pages in, I’m already hating the out of left field motivations and backgrounds Koontz is tacking on to Ellen, Amy, and the Carnival barker. Somehow they have to find the key to midnight Thompson rated it it was ok. Koontz wrote an exceptional story of the triumph of good over evil, with a twist of how too much religious good can be overbearing to a child.


Ironically, she has become her zealot mother, she drinks and torments her children by telling them they are evil and must give themselves to God in order to prevent their doom. This one was different. Ellen was married to a handsome carnie named Conrad Straker, who at first seems gentle, but deep down he’s as violent as a bull can be. I’m sorry I’m born inquisitive, Mr.

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Fhnhouse even become a flightattendant for his airline, so she can keep a closer eye on him. Loose ends that need to be addressed: Now, a novelization author fleshing out things in the film is certainly nothing new – the best ones are the ones that offer up some additional details, even if they weren’t intended by the filmmakers.

In the tradition of the carnies, Conrad road the carousel backwards and they were divorced. I wish I could get those hours back I wasted reading this trash. While their marriage is a disaster from the start, we find the couple become parents of an evil monster baby that Ellen recognizes cannot be allowed to stay alive and so takes his life. Aug 09, Misty Battle rated it did not like it Shelves: 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 hhe it like they did any other ride when it breaks down and instantly being menaced by the father and son team.

Koontz is a master storyteller and character developer as can be seen in his leading characters. Aug 19, Mike rated it it was amazing Shelves: