|Funhouse, the (1980) [Novel]|
by Dean R. Koontz Owen West
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(From the publisher):
The carnival is a world apart, endlessly shifting from town to town, providing thrills and magic for a new set of kids every week. And the biggest, most popular attraction is The Funhouse the ghoulish creepshow full of ghosts and skeletons and rattling chains and make believe terror...
Young Amy Harper is the most beautiful girl at her school, desired by all the boys, but to her life seems wretched. Terrorized by her mother and abandoned by her boyfriend, Amy feels that only her younger brother, Joey, provides the love and friendship she needs.
As for Joey, he too lives in fear of his mother, a woman whose days are regulated by religious observance and whose nights are ruled by the bottle and drunken confessions of a past too terrible for young Joey to comprehend. So, when the carnival comes to town, it's no wonder he plans to join up and run away.
Both Joey and Amy fall under the carny spell unaware that their mother's secrets are buried here and vengeance for past deeds lies in wait for them in the harmless make-believe world of The Funhouse.
Original title: The Funhouse
Genre: Fiction→ Horror→ Monsters
Fiction→ Horror→ General
- Novelization of the screenplay by Lawrence Block.