Slade House

Slade House

eBook - 2015
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"Down the road from a working-class British pub, along the brick wall of a narrow alley, if the conditions are exactly right, you'll find the entrance to Slade House: a surreal place where visitors see what they want to see, including some things that should be impossible. Every nine years, the house's residents--an odd brother and sister--extend a unique invitation to someone who's different or lonely: a precocious teenager, a divorced policeman, a shy college student. But what really goes on inside Slade House? For those who find out, it's already too late" --
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2015]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780812998696
0812998693
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (238 pages) : illustrations, map

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Five different people disappear through a mysterious door in an unassuming alleyway that leads to Slade House, owned by a peculiar brother and sister, and vanish completely from the outside world. Brilliant, terrifying, bizarre.


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Pat_Kelly
Jul 31, 2019

Mitchell is an expert at turning a witty phrase and fully developing characters which makes reading enjoyable. However it is not enough to sustain this thin story which often feels repetitive. The plot could be described as simply that of a pair of serial killers without a detective but kicked up with a thin layer of metaphysics and occult.

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Charlea1
Mar 25, 2019

If you are a fan of Vonnegut then I suggest reading this book. Start with bone clock works.you don't have to necessarily I actually went backwards I started with this book.

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ellenmargaret1953
Feb 13, 2019

As strange as a Stephen King novel with each character fully developed and pulling you into their steps as then go into Slade House. Watch out for the twins and especially the twist and turn at the end.

OPL_BreanneS Dec 15, 2018

What really goes on in Slade House? I was practically up reading all night to find out. If you like literary genre-benders with a healthy dose of supernatural horror, this quick read is definitely worth checking out.

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cellardoor7
Jun 26, 2018

You really can't beat any of David Mitchell's books. SO GOOD!

A haunted house that only appears every ten years. This story takes your from the 1970s to the present with a house and its mysterious occupants. I wouldn't call this story scary, it was more puzzling. I can't say more without giving it away, but it was interesting. If you are looking for a scare, you might go elsewhere, but if you like creepy stories and are a fan of the mysterious/haunted house theme, this one will give you some twists you won't expect. It is a different type of haunted house story, and will keep you on your toes.

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Pisinga
Jun 09, 2017

Abracadabra in a Victorian-style house, which appears, then disappears. Each chapter, depending on the period of time reflected, has its own characteristics in the descriptions, corresponding to that length of time, interspersed with humor.

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sgcf
Mar 26, 2017

This was billed as a “Horror” but more fantasy/sci-fi I thought, although I’ve not really read much in either genre. So I was entertained and intrigued by Mitchell’s inventive tales that followed the atemporal twins who defy death by feeding off their victim’s souls every nine years. He has a knack for immersing the reader in his created whole world with authentic language.

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Earlgrey454
Mar 10, 2017

Pretty dull stuff, I couldn't stick with this one for very long.

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rahmmie
Nov 11, 2016

At times I almost gave up on this book when the writing felt heavy and sluggish. However, I liked the ending and I can't deny the author's originality

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mvkramer Mar 06, 2016

Sexual Content: Non-explicit sex.

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