|Plot Summary of The Funhouse|
|"THIS IS A STORY ABOUT A MOTHER'S TRANSGRESSIONS THAT COME BACK TO HAUNT/HUNT HER CHILDREN. ITS KIND OF LIKE YOUR TYPICAL GORRY HORROR NOVEL."
lisa demayo, Resident Scholar
|"A woman kills her baby (whom she claims was evil) and leaves her husband. He vows one day to kill her children in revenge. He finally gets his chance when her children visit his funhouse at a traveling carnival."
Monica Hughes, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Funhouse|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- scarey (primal ax-wielding fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Somewhat obvious
Time/era of story:
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- vigilante getting revenge
General Crime (including known murderer)
If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...
- hunted by dangerous boy/girlfriend/spouse
- a teen
- Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
- very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- touching of anatomy
- rape (yeech!)
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- mostly dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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