Burnt Offerings: Valancourt 20th Century Classics Review
- Ben and Marian Rolfe are desperate to escape a stifling summer in their tiny Brooklyn apartment, so when they get the chance to rent a mansion in upstate New York for the entire summer for only $900, it’s an offer that’s too good to refuse. There’s only one catch: behind a strange and intricately carved door in a distant wing of the house lives elderly Mrs. Allardyce, and the Rolfes will be responsible for preparing her meals.
- But Mrs. Allardyce never seems to emerge from her room, and it soon becomes clear that something weird and terrifying is happening in the house. As the suspense builds toward a revelation of what really lies behind that locked door, the Rolfes will discover that their cheap vacation rental comes at a terrible cost….
- The basis for a classic 1976 film adaptation and an acknowledged influence on Stephen King’s The Shining, Burnt Offerings is one of the most original and scariest haunted house novels ever written. This edition, the first in decades, features a new introduction by award-winning author Stephen Graham Jones.
Check Out What Readers Said about Kindle/eBook!
“I am very surprised by the few negative reviews. I read this book many years ago and was riveted. Since I am a collector of antiques and love cleaning them to see what’s beneath the surface, I was fascinated. I don’t find this book/story dated in the least. I think I have read this book five or six times and each time I find something new and frightening. This book , The House Next Door and Harvest Home are the very best of that period.” By Barrie Mark
“Burnt offerings was the book to read when I was a kid and I just got around to it (20 odd years later) and what a treat. Don’t look for the fast-paced blood and guts of today’s fare … Marasco deliberately paces the misadventures of a city family taking possession of a country house for the summer … or is it the other way around? Finding out may be the funnest thing you do with a book. As the house comes more alive, your knuckles should grow sufficiently white. Real page turner.” By Wes Saylors Jr
Audible Audio Edition
Kindle Price: Hardcover from $1.65, Paperback $14.70, Audible $0.00
Listening Length: 7 hours and 45 minutes
Program Type: Audiobook
Publisher: Blue Heron Audio
Audible.com Release Date: March 25, 2016
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #84 in Books