Book Reviews of The Basement

The Basement
The Basement
Author: Bari Wood
ISBN-13: 9780688133511
ISBN-10: 0688133517
Publication Date: 5/1995
Pages: 290
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: William Morrow Co
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 1
This book, in my opinion, rocks! It was suspenseful all the way up until the end. Highly recommend.
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This book was so-so. I thought the explanation at the end for what was happening was ridiculous and disappointing. The author spends too much time talking about the protagonist being a little overweight and seems to think the readers might not like an overweight character because they are fat. So, she harps on the weight issue. I'm not a bigot myself, so I don't need to read the author's issues about large women. The main character is simply a little overweight anyway and it shouldn't matter.
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Wealthy Connecticut housewife Myra Ludens is well aware of the inexplicable fear most people experience upon entering her cellar. While she knows that other people may feel dread, Myra truly believes that she is living in her dream house. However, her dream is about to turn into a nightmare...

For what Myra doesn't realize is that the recent remodeling of her basement has reawakened an evil presence that demands vengeance. Researching the history of her house, Myra discovers that in 1695, a woman by the name of Elizabeth 'Goody' Redman was hanged for witchcraft. Goody Redman's body was subsequently buried on Myra's land. To release the tormented spirit, Myra performs an impromptu exorcism - to her detriment.

In my opinion, this was an excellent book and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Ms. Wood really knows how to create a chilling atmosphere, and I also appreciated the slow and steady increase in the horror - which was sustained throughout the story. I give this book a definite A+! - it's certainly a keeper for me!
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Loved the book! Keeps you turning the pages!

**My home is a non-smoking home, but the book I received smells very strongly of ciggie smoke!**