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Book Review – The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson

Genre: Paranormal
Pages: 300
First Published: August 1, 1977 by Bantam Books
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On December 18, 1975, a young family of five moved into their new home, complete with finished basement, swimming pool, and boathouse. Twenty-eight days later, they fled in terror, leaving most of their belongings behind. — The fantastic story of their experiences was widely publicized on network television, newspapers, and national magazines. But the Lutz family never disclosed the full details to the media. Now, their own carefully-reconstructed memories — and independent interviews with local clergy and police — reveal their entire harrowing story.

George and Kathleen Lutz were aware that the house had been the scene of a mass murder — Ronnie DeFeo, 23, was convicted of shooting his parents, brothers, and sisters. But it seemed an ideal home for them and their three children, and the price was right. On the day they moved in, a priest invited to bless the house was told by an unseen voice to “Get out!” At his rectory, he began to suffer a series of inexplicable afflictions. Meanwhile, alone in their new home, the Lutz family were embarking on the most terrifying experience of their lives. It began when their five-year-old daughter boasted of her new playmate, someone — or something — named “Jodie.”

THE AMITYVILLE HORROR is an unforgettable book with all the shocks and gripping suspense of THE EXORCIST, THE OMEN, or ROSEMARY’S BABY — but with one vital difference! As the author reports, “To the extent that I can verify them, all the events in this book are true.”

When it comes to books, I’m not really into horror stories. But this got my attention right after hearing that it was based on a true story. I first read this story way back in College and I was just returning a Mary Higgins Clark book when I bump into it.

It was a long time ago, but I could still remember how I love the book. It uses a very easy to grasp words so carrying my friend MERIAM D. with me is not necessary at all. No dull moments encountered. It was really self-absorbing and is full of suspense just as I was starting the book. That good eh? Well, my 5-star rating sure is the evidence 😉 It is probably one of the favorites. Oh btw, I even finished reading this book in just one day.

Final thoughts:
I became a fan instantly. I even watch the movie adaptation of the book though the book is way better. I highly recommend this book to everyone especially to those who are into horror and suspense. A real pulse racing story.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars