Burnt Offerings Author:Robert Marasco Burnt Offerings is a tale of mounting horror, of menace and malevolence, of seduction and possession. A novel of the supernatural, it rivals The Turn of the Screw in the artistry of its construction of evil.
I read this book after someone here at PBS recommended it to me as a haunted house story. That it is, indeed. But the book itself is somewhat tedious; it takes almost 200 pages for that good creepy feeling to settle in. The copy I read was badly edited and there were several run-on paragraphs and incomplete sentences. I totally don't agree with the grammar of this book! It made reading this much more difficult. The story itself is a good one, the author certainly had a well thought out story, but it was executed badly. It's a decent haunted house story if you're patient enough with it. If you're not, I would recommend Shirley Jackson's "The Haunting of Hill House", which is analogous to this book's older, brighter sister.