House Of Sighs

House Of Sighs It s the summer of in James Bridge Australia and the passengers of the Sunday bus into town are about to learn how quickly the world can fall apart Liz Frost their driver began the day wantin

  • Title: House Of Sighs
  • Author: Aaron Dries
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 300
  • Format: Hardcover
  • It s the summer of 1995 in James Bridge, Australia, and the passengers of the Sunday bus into town are about to learn how quickly the world can fall apart Liz Frost, their driver, began the day wanting to kill herself It would have been better if she had Her passengers are now hostages, and she s taking them home to meet her family The innocent are left with a terrifyiIt s the summer of 1995 in James Bridge, Australia, and the passengers of the Sunday bus into town are about to learn how quickly the world can fall apart Liz Frost, their driver, began the day wanting to kill herself It would have been better if she had Her passengers are now hostages, and she s taking them home to meet her family The innocent are left with a terrifying ultimatum unite or bleed.

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    1. Aaron Dries is a talent to watch. I may personally think of "House of Sighs" as a classic suspense story, albeit with some gruesome details, instead of being a "Horror" novel, but WHATEVER it is, it does what it does quite well with enough originality and story telling ability to merit a confident recommendation. Horror? Suspense? Thriller? Well, there's nothing supernatural going on and the violence isn't portrayed with the loving sadism of a Rob Zombie or Friday the 13th part whatever flick. P [...]

    2. A fantastic first effort from Dries. A riveting story that held me from the dramatic first chapter. This up and coming author shows great promise and I look forward to more from him.

    3. This was a total surprise. The hardcover was borrowed to me by a friend who is a hardcore horror addict and he loved it too! This is some intense, fast paced stuff. I loved the Australian setting and the characters are super well drawn. I really liked how the chapter numbers ran backwards and seemed to throw you closer and closer to the end. The character of Sarah is just wonderful! Very unexpected conclusion and disturbing, to say the least. I'd recommend it to fans of Jack Ketchum. This book h [...]

    4. Just finished reading House of Sighs by Aaron Warwick Dries, and all I can say is WOW! This one really grabbed me and impressed me. The premise is simple enough: what if a people on a bus were taken hostage by an unstable and murderous driver? But in Dries hands, there was nothing predictable about this story. It took several twists and turns I never saw coming, and always managed to be gripping and engrossing. The characters were wonderfully realized, and I loved how he gradually revealed each [...]

    5. I had no idea what to expect from Aaron Dries's first novel, but it totally blew me away! From the beginning i was hooked. House of Sighs is gruesome, scary, mean and nasty. As the reader, you have no idea what will happen and when it does you're like "Wow and Woah!" I love his writing style, how he talks about one character's point of view and sprinkles in something like "as his daughter blew some kid's head off". Read it and you'll understand. This is a true, horrifying horror novel, filled wi [...]

    6. wow, very good. Started of a little slow but it was to establish the characters. The chapters were short which made it hard for me to put down. I would read 20 chapters before I had to force myself to put it down and go to sleep

    7. A more in-depth review is forthcoming on Dread Central but just quickly, I loved this book! Gruesome, edge-of-your-seat drama, gory, interesting characters and I LOVE the Australian setting - not NEARLY enough Aussie horror makes it across the ocean. A must-read for horror fans!

    8. This is the second book by Dries that I've read, although it was the first written. It's about a really sad and insecure bus driver named Liz who kidnaps her passengers to be her new friends. She takes them home to meet the family. This is some seriously scary horror here!!! Fans of Jack Ketchum, Richard Laymon, and Stephen King (the Stephen King of Cujo, Misery, Gerald's Game, that is) pay note. Dries is the real deal.Like all of Dries's stuff, House of Sighs is intense, visceral, suspenseful, [...]

    9. I'm not sure I will be able to find the words to articulate how much I loved this book. It is one of the most beautifully written stories I've read. It is darkness and love, beauty and tragedy. Yes, the words painted vivid imagery, but more than that it birthed emotions, raw and powerful. I could taste the fear, smell the asphalt and metal, feel the sweat on skin, see the allure of the tragedy and hear the rushing of blood in my ears. I've always been one who even in the most tragic moments, som [...]

    10. Viscous.This really is a nasty slice of Horror from Aaron Dries. It's a very realistic story and the pacing is fantastic, particularly in the second half of the book where the violence and horror cranks up even further. I first read his latest novel A Place For Sinners and thought it was exceptional. This is his first novel and a great place to start for new readers. There is chaos, Gore, everything you need, right here folks. Dig in. I will warn you though. You will be in for some late nights. [...]

    11. One of the most suspenseful books I've ever read. Impossible to put down. Although be warned, it's not for the faint-hearted. It's full of beautifully drawn characters (some good, bad and even some are lost between), the plot is lightning fast (and superbly crafted in that it makes you think it's about one thing but really it's about another!) and horror fans won't be disappointed. Finish this and then pick up Dries' second novel "The Fallen Boys". It's just as good -if not better- and the stori [...]

    12. I don't know if the kindle edition has been "translated" for the US market, but the American voice for what is claiming to be an Australian story is jarring and hard to get past. Other than that, while the gore is indeed gruesome and on par with the best of horror writers the characters are flat and the pace is very slow. To really exploit the horror of gore, an author has to make you care about the characters, and I'm afraid I didn't care at all.The writing in itself is fine, but the story isn' [...]

    13. I won this book on ! Mr. Dries added a note to the book telling me that it was pretty intense, and it was. I read it in just over 24 hours, sneaking back to it whenever I had a few minutes. I hope I can sleep tonight!

    14. The reverse engineering in this brutal, bloody debut is a joy to behold as Aaron Dries eviscerates the everyday to reveal the raw meat of his characters. You might want to bandage your fingers when reading - turning the pages so fast can make them bleed.

    15. House of SighsI have to say this book held me captive like the people on the bus. I read it through in one night! Looking forward to reading your next book.

    16. Towards the beginning it had to intrigued, but theres a point at about a third way through that all the violence blended together for me. Overall i enjoyed the book alot though.

    17. This book could have been a Rob Zombie film. I think if it ever made into a movie, he would be the ideal choice of director.The book was twisty, turny, gory and dark on every page.

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