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House of Stairs One By One, Five Sixteen Year Old Orphans Are Brought To A Strange Building It Is Not A Prison, Not A Hospital It Has No Walls, No Ceiling, No Floor Nothing But Endless Flights Of Stairs Leading Nowhere, Except Back To A Strange Red Machine The Five Must Learn To Love The Machine And Let It Rule Their Lives But Will They Let It Kill Their Souls

[Read] ➶ House of Stairs  ➳ William Sleator – Horsebackridingcolorado.us
  • Paperback
  • 176 pages
  • House of Stairs
  • William Sleator
  • English
  • 13 September 2017
  • 0140345809

    10 thoughts on “[Read] ➶ House of Stairs ➳ William Sleator – Horsebackridingcolorado.us


  1. says:

    A chilling and suspenseful tale that stick with the reader for years to come.This book is recommended for 9 12 year olds, however, I think it might be a bit intense for the younger side of this group, and I, as an adult, thoroughly enjoyed Slater s treatment of this psychological horror.Personal Note I read this book as a tween, and it stuck with me all these years I remember not being able to put it down, and upon revisiting it, it is still just as fascinating to me I read many of theA chilling and suspenseful tale that stick with the reader for years to come.This book is recommended for 9 12 year olds, however, I think it might be a bit intense for the younger side of this group, and I, as an adult, thoroughly enjoyed Slater s treatment of this psychological horror.Personal Note I read this book as a tween, and it stuck with me all these years I remember not being able to put it down, and upon revisiting it, it is still just as fascinating to me I read many of the .com reviews, and so many of them were from adults that still remember the impact this book had on them.My Review This is an incredibly creative and original science fiction tale that chronicles the events that take place when five teen aged orphans are behaviorally trained to respond to a machine Similarly to Lord of the Flies, anarchy rules, and the reader is able to view the dark side of humanity when left to its own devices This might b...


  2. says:

    After googling different phrases for a while, I finally found the name of the book I read when I was around 12 that catapulted me into my interest into psychology and the human mind The story of five teenagers locked in a place that consisted only of stairs and landings, the way they were trained like Pavlov s dogs to respond to the demands of a machine for food, demands that became everhorrible I remember reading this and being horrified by concepts I couldn t quite yet really grasp, bu After googling dif...


  3. says:

    Young adult fiction must be a really tough genre to wrap your head around, for a writer You have a story that you want to tell, and you have to tell it in such a way that it is simple enough for your target audience to read, yet engaging enough to keep them reading The themes have to be familiar enough for them to understand and relate to, yet unusual enough to be interesting for them Go too far in the wrong direction and you have a failure So how does a YA writer do it, balancing all those Young adult fiction must be a really tough genre to wrap your head around, for a writer You have a story that you want to tell, and you have to tell it in such a way that it is simple enough for your target audience to read, yet engaging enough to keep them reading The themes have to be familiar enough for them to understand and relate to, yet unusual enough to be interesting for them Go too far in the wrong direction and you have a failure So how does a YA writer do it, balancing all those issues, while still writing a good book Damned if I know I ve never managed to write a decent book for adults, much less young ones.Fortunately, there are plenty of talented writers who can write for young people, and one of those is William Sleator.A YA writer who specializes in science fiction, Sleator has written his fair share of strange, fantastic and sometimes disturbing books Of all the ones I ve read, thi...


  4. says:

    I read this because it is the 1 answer to What the hell was that crazy book I read 20 years ago questions House of Stairs has showed up on LibraryThing s Name That Book group three times in the past year Half of the YA books in that group turn out to be William Sleator We got a Contact Us question the other day that turned out to be 2 William Sleator books So I figured it was high time I read something by this mysterious man.Jesus There s a reason people remember it This book was crazy I read this because it is the 1 answer to What the hell was that crazy book I read 20 years ago questions House of Stairs has showed up on LibraryThing s Name That Book group three times in the past year Half of the YA books in that group turn out to be William Sleator We got a Contact Us question the other day that turned out to be 2 William Sleator books So I figured it was high time I read something by this...


  5. says:

    A modern classic I read House of Stairs frequently as a child, and was happy to see this speculative novel from 1974 stands the test of time.That s because Sleator wisely keeps the futuristic science fiction touches to a minimum There s a very 70s reference...


  6. says:

    I am insanely addicted attracted to stories about the group in peril , when people are thrust into an alien setting absent of any social rules and obligations Under such circumstances, it usually doesn t take long for humans to throw off the shackles of civilized conduct and resort to abrutal survival of the fittest approach That s not just the pessimist in me coming out, but the realist What we become in extremis is both fasc...


  7. says:

    I first read the synopsis for this a few years ago and the concept immediately caught my attention Set in an unknown but clearly dystopian future, we follow five kids in their early teens who are suddenly dumped alone on a never ending room of stairs There is a machine that spits out food but only when the group perform certain actions which they have to determine by trial and error When the machine starts rewarding violence of the physical and psychological types the kids are pushed to eithe I first read the syn...


  8. says:

    I think this is the last entry in my YA Sci Fi kick, but it s a high note to end on I ve spentthan half my life searching for this book Really I checked it out from the Lawrence Public Library when I was 9 or 10 and read the first 15 pages, and then it got away from me I remember everything about it vividly 5 teenage orphans in a near future distopia find themselves, without explanation, in a gigantic white room consisting only of endless staircases and a machine that irregularly disp I think this is the last entry in my YA Sci Fi kick, but it s a high note to end on I ve spentthan half my life searching for this book Really I checked it out from the Lawrence Public Library when I was 9 or 10 and read the first 15 pages, and then it got away from me I remember everything about it vividly 5 teenage orphans in a near future distopia find themselves, without explanation, in a gigantic white room consisting only of endless staircases and a machine that irregularly dispenses sausage when one character sticks out her tongue except for the title and author And how could I go to a librarian and describe the convoluted plot of an obscure 70 s kids book For some reason, I thought I couldn t So I would think about this book from time to time for the next 18 years, despairingly, and then I was reading a review of The Hunger Games in the New Yorker, and ...


  9. says:

    My, my, my, what a chilling book Five strangers all orphans, all sixteen years of age are released, blindfolded, into a mammoth gleaming white room full of stairs They find each other and congregate around a machine that dispenses food upon correct behavioural patterns Soon they are slaves to this machine, searching for the correct patterns, doing whatever they have to do to be fed What follows is your classic deterioration of human nature.Reading it, I was reminded a lot of the Maze Ru My, my, my, what a chilling book Five strangers all orphans, all sixteen years of age are released, blindfolded, into a mammoth gleaming white room full of stairs They find each other and congregate around a machine that dispenses food upon correct behavioural patterns Soon they are slaves to this machine, searching fo...


  10. says:

    Probably the first dystopian novel I ever read Because of this book, near the beginning of season one of LOST I was already predicting the cages and fish biscuits that would show up in season three.UPDATE Reread in 2013 after reading multiple times from ages...

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