Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Frank Peretti, Ted Dekker Team Up for "House"

Frank Peretti introduced the genre. Christian fiction as Stephen King would write it. Peretti is incredible when he's on, but his overall output has been uneven. I'm still a huge fan because of what he represents and his contributions as a speaker, short story writer and childrens' book author.

Enter Ted Dekker who is not uneven. Everything he writes keeps me glued to the pages, and commonly up all night for the final 100. Now they team up for House. And as you might have guessed, the main creature that has to be dealt with in this thriller is the House. And for those who have lived in a house with a basement, the real ride begins when the door slams behind them in the basement.

You can't review this work without the key line. The rules of the house and the deranged killer who controls the house are: "One game. Seven players. Three rules. Game ends at dawn."

This book gets major points for inventiveness. I have read all of Stephen King and read the entire originals of Dracula and Frankenstein before I was 17. It is hard to find new ways to keep folks up at night, but "House" should do the deed.

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