Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Good House

I love a good, well-told tale of demonic possession, but unfortunately often have trouble finding them, whether in book or film form. Movie-wise, you can't go wrong with The Exorcist and/or The Exorcism of Emily Rose and book-wise, I'll always recommend A Good And Happy Child by Justin Evans.

The Good House by Tananarive Due is a tale of modern day demonic possession with an African American slant. After the suicide of her only child, Angela Toussaint is inconsolable. However, when she returns to the house of her childhood, the house where her voodoo priestess grandmother once battled demons, an ancient evil is reawakened and threatens everyone that Angela cares about...including Angela herself.

This book is absolutely chilling and is one of the few books I've ever read that actually scared the shit out of me. Click HERE to read a foreboding excerpt.


Anonymous said...

I am going to read this. I am always looking for good horror novels but there seems to be a dearth of such things of late.

~Wendy~ said...

OK, I am picking it up this weekend!

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