Enter House — where you’ll find yourself thrown into a killer’s deadly game in which the only way to win is to lose… and the only way out is in.
The stakes of the game become clear when a tin can is tossed into the house with rules scrawled on it. Rules that only a madman—or worse—could have written. Rules that make no sense yet must be followed.
This was our book club pick for December! Unfortunately I did not like this book. I did give it one heart rating for the fast pace story it did hold!
The story to me was very cliche. A wanna-be scary story that I felt took bits and pieces from other familiar tales I’ve read. I’ve read one other book by Ted Dekker that I also didn’t really get into. I gave this one a chance because that’s why I joined book club, to read outside my normal zones!
After discussing the book at book club, we had a couple members who pointed out the possible significance references to the Bible. Which, I could see after they described how they portrayed the story. Where as I just read it as a cheesy wanna-be horror tale. It did make me realize that in other books I have read, I don’t actually take the time to reflect on the possible second meanings of the stories being told. I read them how they are, don’t think much about them and move on. So that will be my ‘take away lesson’ from this one!
Available on Amazon – House by Frank E. Peretti, Ted Dekker
Book Club Discussion Questions from Luggage and Literature