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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


About the Author: William Sleator

William Warner Sleator III was born in Havre de Grace, Maryland on February 13, 1945, and moved to St Louis, MO when he was three He graduated from University City High School in 1963, from Harvard in 1967 with BAs in music and English Forthan thirty years, William Sleator thrilled readers with his inventive books His House of Stairs was named one of the best novels of the twentieth cent William Warner Sleator III was born in Havre de Grace, Maryland on February 13, 1945, and moved to St Louis, MO when he was three He graduated from University City High School in 1963, from Harvard in 1967 with BAs in music and English Forthan thirty years, William Sleator thrilled readers with his inventive books His House of Stairs was named one of the best novels of the twentieth century by the Young Adult Library Services Association William Sleator died in early August 2011 at his home in Thailand



10 thoughts on “House of Stairs

  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 rea


  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


  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 understan


  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


  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 pessi


  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 dete


  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,


  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 b


  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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