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Low on cash but high in spirit, Marian manages to get Ben to agree to go and see the place. The details were always the same: Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco Don’t waste your time.

Charming, with an ocean front, a boat, and a big swimming pool. We Are Always Watching.

The house turns out to be a huge mansion that has fallen in disrepair. When I looked up, there was a hearse and directly above me was the chauffeur with his sinister grin. But basically, with the exception of the child character, the major characters go through a transformation because of the house.

Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco 2 16 Mar 17, Buurnt wasn’t actually sure after reading it view spoiler [if Marian herself had killed Ben and David or not. Yes, it’s that scary! I will definitely be cuing that up in the near future. I’ve had a copy of Burnt Offerings the edition at the top of your post sitting on my bookshelf for ages. In many ways I thought William F. It was vividly real. I could barely wait to get home and read it.


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Marian’s desire to escape it was shared by most of New Yorkers at the time; she is attracted to a prospect of life in an enormous mansion in beautiful countryside, even if it’s reclusive and neglected. He starts to know with more and more certainty that he needs to get away from this place, whether Marian wants to go or not.

Eileen Heckart is in it, too. Burnt Offerings First edition cover. You submitted the following rating and review. I’d drag us all out offetings here so fast. The house is huge but run down, the wife is a little OCD and sees it as the project of h Rounded up from 4. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Burnt Offerings () – Valancourt Books

That said, solid characterization with some beautifully detailed passages and atmosphere. Burnt Offerings 11 17 Jul 18, Ben and Marian Rolfe decide to get away from the city for offerjngs summer with their son David and aunt Elizabeth.

I couldn’t resist a book praised so highly by one of my favorite authors, and I have to admit that I picked it up with a certain level of expectation. The best part for myself in Robert Marasco’s novel is the slowly building tension and atmospheric terror that I could get from just about every page!

When Ben and Marian go to check out the mansion, they meet the owners who seem way beyond eccentric and they seem to really want the Rolfes to stay there. Marian takes it upon herself to see to the “mother”, but the “mother” never makes an appearance as she stays behind a locked door and Marian has to leave food trays for the woman. Seeing the house take possession of the family was very eerie and nicely written by the author.

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Burnt Offerings

It is certainly a classic of the genre. How far would you go for your dreams? The mansion has tons of rooms, endless hallways, a pool, the finest furniture and dishes. The estate is two hundred acres maraaco water-front property.

Too Much Horror Fiction: Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco (): Burning Down the House

I don’t know if it’s good for you to read marascco horror-type novel now. I will have to read it. Their mother who is burnf to never leave her room and who only needs three meals a day. But it’s a house, nothing more than a house Yes, the movie version was great, but do yourself a favor and pick up the actual novel–there is so much more awaiting you behind those walls If offerkngs seems too good to be true, it probably is.

If you think I’m setting up a forgotten classic Oct 30, Cody codysbookshelf rated it it was amazing Shelves: Books of Blood, Vol. It was fast paced. The descriptions are razor sharp, building the story and the feeling of a foreboding darkness grows page by page. The house is everything Marian imagined and more. I read it in during what was my last real heavy-duty jag of horror-fiction reading until I began this blog.