Book Review – The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson | Blushing Geek

Book Review – The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson

The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson | Blushing Geek

The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson
First published on September 13, 1977 by Bantam Books
Genre: True Story, Horror, Thriller
Pages: 315
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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In December 1975, the Lutz family moved into their dream home, the same home where Ronald DeFeo had murdered his parents, brothers and sisters just one year earlier.

The psychic phenomena that followed created the most terrifying experience the Lutz family had ever encountered, forcing them to flee the house in 28 days, convinced that it was possessed by evil spirits.

Their fantastic story, never before disclosed in full detail, makes for an unforgettable book with all the shocks and gripping suspense of The Exorcist, The Omen or Rosemary’s Baby, but with one vital difference…the story is true.


When it comes to books, I’m not really into horror stories. But this got my attention right after hearing that it was based on a true story. I first read this story way back in College. I was returning a Mary Higgins Clark book when I bumped into it.

It was a long time ago, but I could still remember how I love the book. It uses very easy to grasp words so carrying my friend MERIAM D. with me is not necessary at all. No dull moments encountered. It was really self-absorbing and is full of suspense just as I was starting the book. That good eh? Well, you can see the stars I lit above, *wink. It is probably one of my favorites. Oh btw, I even finished reading this book in just one day. 

Final thoughts:

I became a fan instantly. I even watched the movie adaptation of the book, though the book is way better. I highly recommend this book to everyone especially to those who are into horror and suspense. A real pulse racing story.

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