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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To anyone I ha I remember buying this off the rack at Lucky’s in Fontana, California, taking it home, and reading it all in one sitting. Victor is shown as a monster in the first chapter through the eyes of Ellen, who funhuose, what, like twelve shots of whiskey? As the carnival traveled around the country, Conrad was constantly on the lookout for children who looked like Ellen; he had a horrible plan to deprive her of her children, just as she had deprived him of his.

When this novel first came out, it was something new. Little Joey is adorable and I felt incredibly bad for him at several moments in the story. To anyone I have ever recommended thd to, my deepest, most sincerest apologies. And Jeannie, married to a wealthy plastic surgeon in L. In the tradition of the carnies, Conrad road the carousel backwards and they were divorced.

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Then later we see him through the eyes of Straker, who although possibly mentally ill, has much affection for Victor and sees him as a sweet, loving child with physical deformities. She did whatever she was told.


She’s intelligent, driven, committed – and in love. I like it slightly better than Mr. Conrad plans to use Gunther to kill Ellen’s children. The carnival that is coming to town is revealed to be Conrad’s.

Koontz, I believe you sold out on this one with the hopes of cashing deaj on the movie. They do not witness funuouse murder or steal Conrad’s money in the book – they just fall into his preconceived trap. Yes, he was a young author that has since developed into quite an excellent writerbut I refuse to allow that to diminish this one in anyway. Or did Amy and Joey escape, proving that good does defeat evil?

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Out of all the books I have read this year, The Funhouse is by far my favorite book. A few years later, Ellen is remarried and has two children but she is still tormented by her devil child. As long as they don’t contradict the film, it’s just a fun thing to think about while watching if you want, but that’s not really possible here. Refresh and try again. She later gets a divorce, the carny way This page was last edited on 30 Julyat Leaves rustled like the starched, black skirts of witches.

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She invites Amy to run away with her the day after they go to the carnival together. Throughout their lives, the three Brady sisters have always been closer to their nanny May than fungouse their own mother, Martha a busy midwife.


The Funhouse is a suspenseful thriller with an on going mystery. They just don’t know it yet. Being in her mind was like walking on a psychological tight rope.

Creepy fun, in the right way! Sean often hear about the cliche of creepy carnivals. I just expect them to be believable, entertaining, and either likable, making me cheer them on, or so despicable I wish someone would hurry up and drop them off a cliff, already.

I wish I could get those hours back I wasted reading this trash. Jun 21, Leland rated it did not like it Shelves: Amy tricks Conrad into thinking she is approaching Joey to comfort him, before lunging at Conrad with the knife, stabbing him in the throat.

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. And it is drawing them in. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror.