Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Book Review of #15 Door of Death By R.L Stine

Name of book: Door of Death

Author Name: R.L Stine

ISBN: 0-307-24804-6

Publisher: Parachute Press

Part of a Series: Fear Street Sagas: Hand of Power afterwards. Before: One Last kiss , Faces of Terror, Chamber of Fear, Circle of Fire, etc, all the way to A New Fear

Type of book: Young adult, 1853-1854, horror, Fier Saga

Year it was published: November 1998

Summary:

No one belives the Halloween legend about old Jake Fear. But Amy Burke does. In terrifying visions, she saw Jake Fear rise from the grave and kill her two best friends. She know sthis is no tall tale. Jake Fear is coming tomorrow night. But Amy doesn't know that he plans to take her back to his grave...as his ghost bride.

Characters:

The characters seemed a bit interesting but again not memorable and at least for me, not people I easily sympathized or liked.

Theme:

As it is repeated, cheaters never prosper.

Plot:

I think some parts of it were ripped from Christopher Pike's Whisper of Death novel. (This was published in 1998, while Pike's was published in 1991. Only a few snippets belong to Jake Fear, mostly how and why he became the way he did, but the rest is from Amy's point of view.

Author Information:

R.L Stine was born on October 8th 1943 and is most famous for other Fear Street series along with Goosebumps series and Nightmare Room. Goosebumps and Nightmare Room were made into TV series ages ago.

Opinion:

Historically speaking, I'm not really sure what to criticize. It's a tad bit gruesome than others, and it seemed very silly. Plus the ending twist didn't explain how something played into a character ending up on the list. At least to me anyways. It might be a nice read for Halloween, but beyond that nothing more.

3 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)

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