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666 takes the reader into the world of evil.that lies unsuspected behind the door of an ordinary-looking house, a house that reappears from time to time near any city, waiting invitingly, innocently, for someone to rent it, a house in which a dreadful, bloody, orgiastic crime recurs again and again, bringing its victims screaming to the very brink of hell--and into the han666 takes the reader into the world of evil.that lies unsuspected behind the door of an ordinary-looking house, a house that reappears from time to time near any city, waiting invitingly, innocently, for someone to rent it, a house in which a dreadful, bloody, orgiastic crime recurs again and again, bringing its victims screaming to the very brink of hell--and into the hands of the devil himself....

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Number of Pages : 280 Pages
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666 Reviews

  • Rebecca McNutt
    2018-11-08 04:45

    Holy cow, do authors ever love milking this Amityville Horror cr*p (how long ago was the the Amityville film released? When my parents were little children back in the early Seventies??) I mean, all you've gotta do is stamp the words "Amityville" on a book and BANG, instant bestseller! Too bad they're rarely any good. I did enjoy a few aspects of 666, but it didn't have that shocking spookiness that it boasted, nor did I care about any of the characters. It wasn't a bad book per se, but not something that I would ever read again, either.

  • Grady Hendrix
    2018-11-04 06:50

    Amityville Horror without the smart bits. Who even knew Amityville Horror had smart bits?

  • Coos Burton
    2018-10-23 03:51

    Vengo "leyendo" este libro desde el año pasado, y la verdad es que me daba un poco de cosa por haberlo abandonado de tal manera. Es breve y llevadero, pero la razón por la cual lo dejé de leer es que su letra es lastimosamente chiquita y en cada ocasión que intentaba retomar me cansaba al poco tiempo y lo tenía que dejar. Y de esa forma no dan ganas de leer un libro, sinceramente. Encontré la forma de solucionarlo temporalmente y hoy pude terminarlo.Es el primer libro de Jay Anson que leo, y la verdad es que tenía muchas ganas de hacerlo, ya que había leído varias cosas positivas sobre sus escritos y eso me llamó la atención. Mi idea es leer pronto "Aquí vive el horror" del mismo autor, ya que hasta donde averigüé, es su obra prolífica, la más aclamada ya que retrata un caso real bastante turbio, y también muy conocido. Veo como algo positivo el no haber leído éste última primero ya que por lo visto mucha gente esperaba que tanto "666: la casa endemoniada" como "Aquí vive el horror" sean iguales, o al menos que vayan por el mismo hilo. Habiendo leído ésta primero, creo que puedo opinar de forma independiente del libro en sí, sin necesidad de hacer comparación con otro, ya que creo que es lo ideal a la hora de evaluar un libro. Y para ser precisa, el libro me gustó mucho, pero tampoco me fascinó. No sé si es una cosa que releería, pero definitivamente creo que no fue en vano comprarlo, y que es una interesante adición a mi colección. Más allá del problema de la letra, creo que el libro en sí esta muy bien. Eso sí, realmente el final me pareció muy cliché, muy típico de éste tipo de libros sobre casas embrujadas.

  • Kevin Lucia
    2018-11-18 09:05

    Cheesy 80's horror fare. Interesting how the Amityville incident started this guy's career...

  • Jennifer
    2018-10-27 09:06

    I've been fascinated with the idea of horror novels lately, and have been wanting to read some vintage 1970s horror. 666 is the first I've read on that kick (it's what I found available at the library on Saturday). 666 was published in 1981, a year or two past the 70s and the death of disco, and the same year the final Omen movie was released, but the story is set in 1978 and has that 1970s feel I wanted. I inhaled the book in two days. The story pulled me in right away: a fun commercial thrill read that was creepy (enough that I was a little spooked last night when I went to bed) and compelling enough that I couldn't put it down.The suspense is terrific. The more I read, the more my imagination throbbed, producing much scarier thoughts than what Anson delivers at the climax, but that's the kind of book I enjoy most, something that jumps my brain into overdrive. And if the end isn't all that scary, so much the better. I'll sleep soundly tonight.P.S. The book was published posthumously, adding to the creep factor. Anson died in 1980.

  • March Shoggoth Madness The Haunted Reading Room
    2018-11-10 08:45

    I read this many years ago, and a second time, also quite some time ago. Although I enjoyed Mr. Anson's "The Amityville Horror," which was somewhat scary (probably more due to the son roaming around with a shotgun than actual paranormal events), I found "666" a truly frightening book-and I put it on the same level with Anne Rivers Siddons' The House Next Door, also a book I've read several times, with the same results: scared to blazes, didn't want to sleep, kept looking over my shoulder. Both of these are winners in the classic horror category, in my opinion. I have to wonder how much more in this vein Mr. Anson might have written had he lived a longer life.

  • J.K. Grice
    2018-11-06 07:45

    This is one of the first horror books I ever read. Jay Anson was most famous for THE AMITYVILLE HORROR. In high school, I thought 666 was just fantastic! After reading it again a few years ago I found that it was entertaining enough, if fairly predictable. Worth a one time read, though.

  • Juancho Juanchito Books
    2018-11-22 00:46

    Hola amigos como están, hoy les traigo un librazo de un autor que me sorprendió, yo no se por que no lo había leído, ahora me quiero con seguir el libro mas conocido de Jay Anson que es, aquí vive el horror, maldita sea si esta difícil de conseguir.RESEÑABueno esta historia esta ambientada en New Castle, es un pueblito al sur de Ossining, Estados Unidos.Vamos a conocer a Keith, Jennifer, David, y a Paul, bueno este ultimo se va a ver muy, pero muy adelante del libro, vamos a centrarnos en los personajes principales.Keith: es muy conocido en el pueblo por que, arregla casas muy deterioradas, hace trabajos de carpintería, mejor dicho hace de todo.Jennifer: Ella antes de conocer a Keith era decoradora de interiores, por ese medio fue que conoció a David, pero cuando se caso con Keith dejo a un lado su trabajo.David: mejor amigo de Jennifer, el se dedica a comprar objetos dañados los recompone, y los vende en su galería, tiene mucho dinero.Paul: Hermano de Keith, y es el rector asistente de la iglesia episcopal.Cuando Keith y Jennifer, vuelven de unas pequeñas vacaciones del caribe, Jennifer llama sorprendida a Keith, para que mirara por la ventana de la cocina, cuando Keith mira queda muy sorprendido, pues hay una casa vecina, lo que le párese imposible que en tan poco tiempo se haya podido construir, Keith le dio curiosidad y se va a investigar, cuando llega a ya ve que la casa tiene una arquitectura gótica, se ve algo oscura y vieja, entra y ve al fondo un cuarto pequeño, las ventanas del cuarto estaban divididas de forma exagonal, y en cada ventana hay una figura humana, viendo la ultima Keith queda muy sorprendido, asustado, aterrorizado, pues la ultima figura que ve, es el, pero se ve llorando.Keith sigue investigando la casa, esta muy asustado, sube ala segunda planta de la casa, estaba mirando un cuarto cuando escucho un ruido en el baño, un ruido macabro, espantosos, Keith sale corriendo a mirar que era, cuando llega a ya, dentro de una tina de bañar vieja, ve una moneda de cobre corroída, pero Keith se pregunta como llego allí esa moneda, si no hay nadie en la casa, miro al techo y no había nada que la aya echo caer.Al otro día Keith, le da la moneda a David, para que le ayudara a averiguar de que época es y si se podía vender, cuando David recibe la moneda, comenzó a tener visiones aterradoras, que nos va dejar helados,David duro así muchos días, no podía dormir, por que tenia unas pesadillas brutales, no comía, y perdía el conocimiento.OPINIÓNBueno, en este librazo, vamos a ver infidelidad, muerte, religión, rituales con animales, y vamos a ver al mismísimo satanás.Los personajes son excelentes, los celos, la angustia, el miedo, la rabia, te la transmiten a ti, Jay Anson juega con nuestras emociones, es un libro que no puede faltar en tu estantería es brutal, se los recomiendo muchísimo, es muy fácil de leer te va a tener atrapado en sus paginas.Aaaa y la moneda te va a sorprender para que era. VIDEO RESEÑA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIn7r...

  • Frank Tibbetts
    2018-11-06 00:50

    Keith and Jennifer Olson return home from Grand Bahama islands and discover a house has been placed on a vacant lot across from theirs...the address? 666 Sunset Brook Lane. Keith is a carpenter who owns his own business. Curious, he visits the house hoping to meet the owner. Upon entering the home and finding it empty, his woodworking instincts kick in and he realizes the house is in dire need of repairs. He enters the bathroom and a bronze, Roman coin,(a sestertious) drops from the ceiling. As he enters a room with crimson light glowing through, etched figures in six glass panes present themselves to him: one resembles him. Keith becomes obsessed with finding out the history of such a strange house. Jennifer is an interior decorator and becomes strangely attracted to David Carmichael, a friend whom she knows from New York City. At dinner one night, Keith hands him the sestertious and David is transported into a realm of pure torture and madness. Seeing the burning coin placed in a victims mouth, he decides to investigated the origin of it. Keith researches the house and discovers that a double murder happened in it before it was moved from the previous address: 666 Bremerton road. Keith is hired to make all the repairs to the house by a Mr. Coste, the mysterious owner who insists on remaining invisible. The house begins to exert mystic force as Keith becomes increasingly jealous of David. David moves into the house and Jennifer begins decorating it for him. The two become increasingly attracted to each other. We find that the forces of Evil triumph and the victims come face to face with Satan himself. I enjoyed the suspense in this book! Jay Anson funnels both history and storyline spiraling down into a shocking ending. His creative explanation of the origin of the house through the eyes of a Satanist, is truly incredible. Published in 1981 and also the author of Amityville Horror, Jay Anson had me glued to every page. I found no boring parts or "lagtime" in this story and I found it to be a great thriller!

  • Kristina
    2018-10-27 01:58

    One of my favorite scary books! I read this when it was originally published in 1981 and found a copy second hand recently and was excited to read it again. Although it was a re-read, it had been so long that I had forgotten some of the details so it scared me all over again.

  • Chris Johnson
    2018-11-21 03:08

    It had some good sections, but it failed to draw me in enough to even like the characters.

  • Mary
    2018-11-02 01:09

    It's the omen of ultimate evil...the sign of the Devil...the number of the Beast...666.That was the diabolical number on the old house that suddenly appeared on Sunset Brook Lane. Yet, such an beautifully unassuming Victorian-style house couldn't possibly hold something so evil, could it? Perhaps it could...For stepping inside 666 Sunset Brook Lane could only bring with it eternal damnation. Inside, an infernal red light flickers from an unseen source...Inside, ghostly specters stare down mockingly from the windows in a grotesque mimicry of bloody horrors...Inside, an ancient supernatural relic waits for human hands to lift it, for human eyes to see its ghastly, demonic visions.For this is no ordinary house. This is a house that appears and disappears, seemingly at will; inexplicably moving from time to time, place to place, to torment the lives of the innocent. This is a house where the same bloody, dreadfully gruesome, eternal crime occurs again and again, delivering its victims to the very brink of hell, straight into the hands of the Devil himself.And for interior designer, Jennifer Olson - designing her first solo project - and her husband Keith, the house at 666 Sunset Brook Lane has just swung open its door in welcome...I usually enjoy reading books about haunted houses, and 666 by Jay Anson was no different - I must say that I loved this book from start to finish. For a book written in 1981, I found that the horror held up strongly throughout the entire story. I also appreciated that the story held together until the very end; in my opinion it never fell apart, and the horror never became fanciful or far-fetched as I've noticed with certain horror novels. I would give 666 by Jay Anson an A+!Actually, I owned a copy of this book in the past, but eventually I sent it to my sister who lives in Australia, for her to read. I had already read it once or twice about twenty years ago, and I hoped that she would enjoy it as much as I had. Several times during the ensuing ten or twelve years since I sent my copy of 666 to my sister, I've found myself wishing that I could read it again. When Mareena first said that she had gotten this book for me as a 'just because' gift, of course I was delighted. However, I didn't remember reading the book before - or even realized that I had wanted an extra copy to keep for myself - until I had read a couple of pages into the story. Now, 666 by Jay Anson is a definite keeper for me.

  • Ignacio Senao f
    2018-11-12 01:56

    Sí usted piensa que va a ser tan bueno como The Amityville Horror , la equivocación será muy grande.Esta historia explica cómo un autor que tuvo un gran éxito en su anterior novela quiere aprovechar el tirón, hay mucho aquí: ignorancia, aburrimiento, desesperación, falta de ideas… Cuyo final es una persona que no vuelve a escribir nada más. Pero del libro no hablare, rememorar nuestras malas experiencias solo sirven para actualizar el dolor.

  • Plum-crazy
    2018-11-06 05:57

    I remember reading "The Amityville Horror" back in the seventies when it came out & as a teenager, I was completely mesmerised by it...but that was (allegedly) a true story & this, as it is at pains to point out, is a work of fiction. While overall I liked it there were a few holes in the story to pick at.Married couple, Keith & Jennifer find an evil house has appeared next door to them. Keith passes a coin found there to David (a friend of Jennifer's) which causes him to want to murder the couple - that's it in a nutshell! Initially I was very dubious of the coin appearing from nowhere. However, once the history behind the coin was made clear, then within the context of the story it seemed perfectly plausible. My main problem with the story were the things that happened outside of the house, for example the letter tearing - the evil influence extending outside the walls in this way didn't really work for me. Otherwise, in parts it was reasonably creepy & atmospheric but for me it failed to live up to the cover blurb promise of "...so frightening it brings it's victims screaming to the brink of hell itself..."The ending seemed to take things a full circle quite nicely although it did have me envisaging a multitude of sequels - I could just see the house popping up all around the world & virtually the same scenarios being re-hashed over & over & over...Overall a good enough read which I think it would've spooked me more had I read when much, much younger.

  • Mercy Martinez
    2018-11-08 04:56

    Oh mi dios, no puede ser este final así de abierto. NO. ESTO MERECE UNA SEGUNDA PARTE. NO PUEDEN DEJARME ASÍ CON LA INTRIGA DE ESE EPÍLOGO. Esta historia al principio era un poco lenta (y mas con algo de la jera Property Brothers que no dejaba de pensar al leer) hasta que el asunto de la casa 666 empezó a cobrar forma el rompecabezas que nos da el autor el en transcurso de la historia. Hubo veces que me engaño totalmente con las teorías del porque la casa estaba endemoniada y de lo que sospechaba en que rumbo tomaría la historia, con equis personajes, pero WOM dio un giro que me dejo impactada. Realmente no lo esperaba y mucho menos con el epílogo que te dejaba en ese estado (sigue ahí. DETENTE. ¿ACASO NO LO VES?)Si, este libro me dejo gritando hasta mas no poder.Si han leído el primer libro de El Bebe de Rosemary de Iran Levi y La Mala Semilla de William March, este libro es el indicado para ponerte loa nervios a flor de piel. Simplemente fantástico.

  • Vicky Palmer
    2018-11-22 03:40

    I read this as a recommendation from my brother, and I have to say that it kept me absolutely intrigued and I couldn't put the book down. I will recommend others to read this book If they are interested in reading a book from the horror genera.

  • Ryan Wheeler
    2018-11-01 08:56

    I didn't expect to enjoy this book, but I found it quite easy to read, and the story kept me entertained. Not bad if you are into haunted house fare.

  • Daniel Levi
    2018-11-16 04:50

    O livro instiga, mas não assusta. Levando-se em consideração o tema, é uma falha.

  • Laura
    2018-10-26 09:06

    Not nearly as scary or as "real" as The Amityville Horror. Clearly written in the hopes of profit, although the notion of a "devil house" is an interesting idea.

  • Ty Bedell
    2018-11-16 01:10

    Meh. Kind of silly. Although it was in the same vein as The Amityville Horror, it wasn't nearly as good.

  • Manuel
    2018-11-06 06:53

    I just finished reading the 1981 novel “666” by Jay Anson, author of the infamous “Amityville Horror”. Despite it being part of the late 70′s devil craze, it was pretty subtle with the diabolical imagery until the gruesome climax, and really kept my attention throughout. It tells the tale of a satanic house that is made of grim artifacts from the past. It’s implied in various ways, through dream sequences and conversations that the house is a variant of Satan’s throne on Earth. Its timbers selected from a myriad of sources and their inclusion being contingent upon the fact that they were part of some previous structure or implement of suffering and pain, all of them christened by the blood of innocents.What it seems to do is find a triangle of people to corrupt and influence so that one of the trio goes mad and ends up killing the others because of some perception of wrongdoing visited on them by the other two. The phrase “Behold, he is in thine hand, only spare his life.” from the Book of Job is brought up a couple of times, originally appearing in Latin on a trident that runs through the foundation of the house which is used as a lightening rod. The explanation being that Satan made a deal with God that he could tempt and torment men all he wanted but could not kill them outright, so he corrupts people into killing one another by using the house, which moves from town to town once it’s goal is accomplished.There is much talk of the Roman emperor Nero (infamous for his persecution of Christians and for the burning of Rome) and a Roman coin or sestertius, which appears out of the ether and is used as payment for the victim’s journey into the Underworld.The story mostly concerns a triangle of a young couple, Keith and Jennifer Olson, and a mature but handsome antiques dealer, David Carmichael, who is an old associate and friend of Jennifer’s whom Keith is jealous of. Upon returning from a week’s vacation, the Olson’s find a new house has appeared out of nowhere right down the road from their isolated residence in upstate New York. Keith goes to investigate and finds the front door open. There are many odd things about it, such as some unusual glass etchings in a bay window, or a strange red glow which emanates from said window at night, but the thing which I find most peculiar, and which none in the story addresses is that the house always seems to keep the number 666 regardless of what street it sets up shop on; but I digress…Just before he leaves the house, a coin seems to materialize out of nowhere and drop into a claw-footed bathtub. Keith realizing its possible value, pockets it to have it looked at, thus sealing his fate. From that point on, the book read more like a psychological thriller with the occasional unexplained occurrence, until the end which is both graphically violent and blatantly supernatural. It builds slowly and inexorably, towards its climax and every step of the way leaves one thinking how easily these people are playing into this diabolical game which both Keith and David attain inklings of through their respective investigations into the house’s origins and past tenants, but don’t seem to see themselves succumbing to.In fine, it wasn’t high art, but it was definitely entertaining and I am surprised it was never made into a movie back in the day on a double feature with another contemporary devil film like The Sentinel.

  • Nádia Batista
    2018-11-05 02:49

    A escolha deste livro foi, inicialmente, um erro. Pensava que se tratava da história da famosa Amytiville, sobre a qual Jay Anson tem de facto uma obra, mas este trabalho é completamente diferente, e eu demorei algumas páginas a tentar perceber o que é que a história tinha em comum com o que conhecia de Amytiville. Quando me apercebi do verdadeiro conteúdo desta história, fiquei ligeiramente decepcionada, mas estava a gostar, portanto só tinha de continuar e aproveitar a leitura.Confesso que esperava mais deste 666 - O Limiar do Inferno. Apesar de ser a minha estreia com o autor e não ter nenhuma ideia da qualidade da sua obra, esperava algo mais assustador, mais inquietante. A história, em si, nem é nada demais, e acredito mesmo que houvesse muito mais por explorar.O livro foi escrito há 33 anos, e é necessário termos uma noção de que o terror entretanto mudou e muito. Mas, mesmo tendo em conta este factor, algo nesta história não me convenceu, deixando-me indiferente. Quando parecia que algo realmente bom estava para acontecer, havia uma espécie de anti-climax que impedia os acontecimentos de se tornarem mais sobrenaturais. A história da misteriosa mansão vitoriana plantada à beira da casa de Keith e Jennifer tinha tudo para ser fantástica, e não passou de curiosa.As personagens não são também o ponto forte deste livro. Jennifer é complicada; David é estúpido; e Keith, com tanto potencial, mantém-se sempre na mesma, do início ao fim da trama.O final do livro é a melhor parte de toda esta obra. Tudo o que lentamente se vai construindo ao longo das páginas culmina previsivelmente, mas ainda assim com espaço para nos surpreender. As pequenas peças que se vão encaixando dão um toque final bastante misterioso, salvando a desilusão que eu senti com esta leitura.Há, no entanto, um pormenor que não posso deixar de referir: apesar de a leitura deste livro não me ter entusiasmado como esperava, o ritmo que as suas páginas nos imprimem é vertiginoso. Quando dei por mim, estava na página 100, e passadas umas horas, tinha acabado o livro. Este é também um factor a favor de 666 - O Limiar do Inferno, esta quase sede de saber o que traz a próxima página. Porquê? Não faço a mínima - não há nada que nos faça antecipar loucamente o que vem a seguir. Mas o que é verdade é que dei por mim assim.Como disse anteriormente, queria algo mais arrepiante. O livro tem potencial para isso, pois cria-nos algumas expectativas - o problema é que depois não as cumpre. Esperava algo que me sobressaltasse e me fizesse recear ler de noite, coisa que não aconteceu (aliás, a maior parte da leitura foi mesmo feita à noite).Concluindo, apesar de não ser um livro que vá mexer com os vossos medos, não deixa de ser uma leitura interessante, pelo final. Para quem nunca se aventurou por este género e prefere algo leve, então esta obra de Jay Anson é uma boa aposta; para quem procura algo mais emocionante, então partam para A Mansão do Diabo, a minha próxima leitura, e que acredito que irá mais de acordo com as minhas expectativas e gostos.[http://eu-e-o-bam.blogspot.pt/2014/04...]

  • Julie
    2018-11-13 07:44

    Okay, so I enjoyed The Amityville Horror and thought I'd give 666 a go because, really, what can go wrong with a book titled 666? No pressure or anything. So we get another devil house. Yay. This devil house is randomly moved around the United States where it (apparently) makes its inhabitants crazy murderers, etc. You know the drill. The devilness of the devil house radiates from a hexagonal room with stained glass windows that glow red in the sunset. And, speaking of stuff that should really make you reconsider signing that lease, the devil house's address is 666. Like, always. No matter where it moves to. Our main characters are Keith and Jennifer (although I just thought of her as "annoying woman" for most of the book because my brain was too busy being irked by the repetition of the word "hexagonal"). They're married. They go on vacation and when they come back they see a house has appeared across the gully from them. In typical devil house fashion, Keith is immediately drawn into it. And recruited by the mysterious and absent owner, Coste, to do some carpentry on it. While Keith is first in the house creepering around, a bronze coin falls from the ceiling. Let me just stop for a minute. The coin thing? Unnecessary and stilted. Trust me, I love a good story about Nero being horrible. But I don't think it belonged in this book. If you haven't read the book yet, you'll be confused by this. But consider yourself lucky. We also have David Carmichael, a silver fox antique dealer who has naughty red-lit dreams about Jennifer, and then there's Paul. Paul is a reverend and Keith's brother. Because who doesn't have a a reverend for a brother these days?You can put the pieces together from here. Everything picked up during the last 20 pages. The epilogue made me sigh. It was like the end of a cheap horror movie. Verdict? I didn't like it. I was so excited to read it, but here I am baffled by the "logic" and wondering how a house can be moved that often without being damaged, devil house or not. Among other things.

  • Andrew Armour
    2018-11-16 05:41

    This book was Predictable, writing so so, and very little in the way of offering something new. But despite all this I was not dispirited by this horror yarn one iota. The story gets going pretty quick as a couple arrive back home from a vacation I think from Jamaica. Surprised to see a new home across the way, that has been transported from another site that we learn later was a scene of a slaying, and the murderer is languishing away in jail. The husband Keith explores the empty house and finds a small hexagonal room with red glass with the faces of three figures, with one not dissimilar to his own, and also discovers an ancient old coin which possesses potent imagery of hellish visions. Que bad nightmares, the rich mysterious owner of the old house that no one has laid eyes on, Keith's wife Jennifer lusting over both her husband and long term handsome friend David who later moves into that house, the tension between the 3 main characters, burglaries with no real motive, and the sites original owner who desperately sells the land to get money together quickly to operate on a tumor that then vanishes to the amazement of the doctors once the sale is completed, and a whole host of other creepy going's on that keep this story bouncing along very nicely indeed. It seems Jay Anson has lifted half of his previous novel The Amityville Horror and reused it here, or he just loves houses with evil spirits. Either way I love to read books like this every once in a while, and although what I mentioned in the beginning of the review sounds like a load of negatives, it beggars belief that it works, and works quite well to make a good solid and respectful if somewhat unspectacular story.

  • Daniel
    2018-11-04 06:46

    Okay, first, this book was quite enjoyable. There were a couple of things I didn't like, but those could be me, and, believe-it-or-not, didn't detract from the book. 1) Not very scary; now this could be due to the fact that I'm older---maybe a little jaded---but I wanted that thrill. There was a moment at the end of the book, that I felt sad for the players in our drama, but that was it. 2) Lack of catharsis. One of the beautiful things I think about great horror is, unlike a more standard work of literature, you know in the end good triumphs over evil, more or less. Here though evil wins. So like in a novel that is not a horror novel, but more realistic in its depiction of events, just like in real life bad things happen for no discernable reason. Maybe that was Mr. Anson's objective. Still, it felt like there was no closure. Anyway, the book was a quick read, and I enjoyed it immensely.

  • Sylvia Marquez
    2018-11-19 03:10

    In my opinion, this book contained aspects of a classic haunting. From the satanic inferences to the house somehow being alive, mainly by the 6-sided room that turns blood red during sunset. The ancient Roman coin that falls out of thin air giving one of the characters images of torture during Nero’s reign. Not to mention precognitive nightmares. Yes, it had a love triangle, but it was meant to intermingle with the mysteries of the house. The house that appeared from nowhere by an owner that is heard but never seen. I like that it focused on the main characters and did not take you off course. It had a priest in the mix but for a brief period at the end. An easy read that took me 2 days to consume. Not as gory as I like, but I do enjoy haunted houses and paranormal activity & this had it. Granted it is dated in the 70ts & you see how it has but a few Amityville Horror elements, it remains a story all it’s own.

  • Nancy
    2018-11-14 07:58

    This is another horror novel from the 1970's by the same man who brought you "The Amityville Horror". It's about a mysterious house and an even more mysterious owner and the strange goings-on inside of it. It's not exactly a haunted house story, but I'm not sure how else this would be classified. A husband and wife duo become entangled with the house and its occupant(s) when the new house arrives in their neighborhood. There are one or two plot-holes that I would have liked to have had fixed, but for a day's read, it's not bad. It's more than a bit dated, and ever so slightly predictable, but still enjoyable.

  • ~M~
    2018-10-22 06:00

    Terrible book. It started out so promising. Well written and I loved the connection to ancient Rome.The book jacket blurb said the climax is a scene of horror that would stay with you for a long time.Unfortunately the author decided to SKIP OVER the scene of horror. One minute they are walking into the scary room.... The next minute another character comes in and sees the aftermath.You never see or encounter the actual "figure of evil" doing all these things, and it's never explained WHY it's all happening, and after all the build up you don't even get to experience ANYTHING even remotely scary.Total waste of my time.

  • Tony Gleeson
    2018-11-02 07:55

    I found this book, of all places, on a shelf at a bed & breakfast outside of Santa Barbara. It was just a decorative book among many in the room but I was drawn to it. I thought Anson's "Amityville Horror" was a dreadfully written book but I enjoyed-- if that's the word-- "666." It's a strange story, creepily uncomfortable, and I could see where the various plotlines were leading to, but I had to keep reading nonetheless. It was fascinating. Is this a well-written book? Uh... no, not really. Was it something I liked? Yes-- enough to search out a paperback copy to keep.

  • Keith
    2018-10-22 06:53

    It is difficult for me to decide why I liked this book. I cannot say that it was overly exciting or that I couldn't put it down, but there was never a time where I felt like I had to trudge through a lot of crap to get to a good part. I was always curious to know what would happen next. Some people may have reservations about a book about the devil, but I didn't find anything that would make me feel like I shouldn't be reading it and there was nothing explicit. This is an entertaining, steady, smooth read that I enjoyed.