- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Tor Books; 1st Edition - 6th Printing edition (October 1, 1987)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0812516737
- ISBN-13: 978-0812516739
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1 x 7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,582,342 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Manse Paperback – October 1, 1987
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The Manse is an old home whose origional owners gave permission to the town to use as the widely popular haunted house each halloween. However, little do they know that The Manse's bloody history has actually manifested itself into a real-life House of Horrors. There are so many twists to the home's history, and the author leaves you turning the page in anticipation of what horrific scenes lie ahead.
We got no backstory on any of the main characters except a little towards the end on Elizabeth but for some reason got some on one of the many extra secondary characters. There were too many characters in this book (PoJo, Davy, Randy, Frank, Ted, Vince, Buddy, Elizabeth, Florence, Dood, Samantha, Zack, Pearl, Peter) and not one of them was interesting in any way. Out of all the main characters we only got the age of one, and that was Elizabeth. I have no clue of the age range of the others. Nothing about them made me think they were younger, like in their twenties, so maybe they're in their thirties, who knows?
There were three 'scary' incidents that happened inside the Manse before all hell broke loose at the end, two of which involved secondary characters, but because I didn't care a thing about those characters, I just wasn't interested. And I'm tired of main characters always surviving bad stuff in books and film.
SPOILERS: There were a few interesting scary scenes. A little boy named Davy was spooked at the Manse so he went outside to escape it and saw a fountain statue come to life. Her face was made up of hundreds of yellow eyes that turned into one huge eye. She pivoted around with swollen cheeks and water sprayed out of them towards Davy. Another scene near the end, on Halloween, there was a maze of mirrors in the Manse that began to suck children into it. One creature was trapped in the mirror and its eye exploded and a 'puss-like fluid' splattered onto it.
The story was just longer than it needed to be with boring characters and boring dialogue.
There's a sequel to this called Torments.