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The Death House
Sarah Pinborough

Classification : Sff (science Fiction & Fantasy)
Pub Date : Feb 14, 2016
Imprint : Gollancz
Page Extent : 288
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780575096905
Price : 575

About the book

This is an exceptional, contemporary, heart-breaking novel.

Toby's life was perfectly normal . . . until it was unravelled by something as simple as a blood test.

Taken from his family, Toby now lives in the Death House; an out-of-time existence far from the modern world, where he, and the others who live there, are studied by Matron and her team of nurses. They're looking for any sign of sickness. Any sign of their wards changing. Any sign that it's time to take them to the sanatorium.

No one returns from the sanatorium.

Withdrawn from his house-mates and living in his memories of the past, Toby spends his days fighting his fear. But then a new arrival in the house shatters the fragile peace, and everything changes.

Because everybody dies. It's how you choose to live that counts.

You can learn more about Sarah Pinborough at www.sarahpinborough.com, or by following @SarahPinborough on twitter.

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you turn the pages begging for the story to continue ever further and not reach its poetic but terrible conclusion so fast. It will leave you in tears.
This is a powerful book; emotional and frightening with a killer ending. An absolute must read.
Compelling, heat braking, yet sinister this novel is beautifully written and thought-provoking
Moving and totally involving. I couldn't put it down
In a world where detah is everywhere, every breath, every heartbeat becomes previous. Pinborough's vivid writing ensures her readers feel every one
Situated somewhere between Margaret Atwoods' The Handmaid's Tale and William Golding's Lord of the Flies, The Death House is a moving triumph with a gut-punch of a denouement
There are curveballs and plot twists galore, and more than a handful of tear-jerkers as the story progresses, but all of it is crafted with a care and attention to detail that defines what a good narrative and cracking tale it really is
Pinborough layers a beautiful account of that first, maddening, youthful love, alongside the friendship and brotherhood only found in those doomed to die together. It's poignant and tear-jerking: the ending is stunning, and I haven't cried this much at a book in a long time
A very evocative, quick read - I really recommend it if you're looking for a very chilling, mysterious standalone novel
This is a touching tale that will linger long after you've finished reading, haunting and heartbreakingly sad
It surprised me, it warmed me, it charmed me and shocked me both, and it's brilliant.
[Pinborough] deftly manages to pull elements from various places, from horror tropes to science fiction or thriller or crime and re-weaves them into something far more compelling... she also manages to craft a book which functions perfectly well as an engrossing tale for an adult or for a YA reader.
Impressive and moving
Unsettling, frightening and in the end uplifting, The Death House has stayed with me
Sarah Pinborough has managed to write one of the saddest love stories I have read in a while, reminiscent of Romeo and Juliet by being tragic and yet also triumphant
fascinating characters, sinister undertones and mysterious circumstances it makes for an incredibly addictive read
The Death House is sad, stealthily creepy, emotionally haunting and quite brilliant
Sarah Pinborough has created an incredible book with The Death House. Ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances highlighting the power of humanity....The writer's deft touch leaves the reader emotional. You might feel like your heart has been stomped on
The Death House is emotive, thoughtful and memorable - remarkably subversive in its complex nature all wrapped up in a superb ending" - one to read in 2015
The Fault in Our Stars for the dystopian fan?....brilliantly written and moving, this is definitely recommended
Death becomes her - Sarah Pinborough's most powerful work to date
The Death House was a marvel of a read, beautifully emotional, so terribly addictive that I read it in one afternoon and just as a warning, will stomp all over your heart and make it bleed
The attraction of The Death House is its tragedy. This book is bleak and horrible and you will love it
The Death House is something completely different and doesn't fall into one definite category. There are many thoughts underlying the storyline but the most prominent ones are an extraordinary love story...it won't let you go without breaking your heart
The Death House is a dazzlingly emotional account of growing up, death and bits in between as well as an early contender for the book of the year
First things first: Sarah Pinborough's latest novel, The Death House, made me cry...The Death House is the best book you'll read in 2015, guaranteed, and Sarah Pinborough cements her place as one of our finest living novelists
The Death House is a stunning novel, and a harsh reminder that our lives are simply fragile, fleeting, heart-breaking and most likely destined to end long before we want
A bleak but compulsive tale...The Death House could be her finest novel yet
shocking and gripping, albeit ultimately hopeful and utterly moving, and it's Sarah Pinborough's finest novel to date
     
Sarah Pinborough

Sarah Pinborough lives in Milton Keynes where she works as a full time, award-winning, writer and script-writer. Her published work, almost all of which is optioned for TV or film adaptation,...(+)

Books by Sarah Pinborough
A Matter Of Blood (HB)
A Matter Of Blood (PB)
A Matter Of Blood (PB)
Poison (PB)
The Chosen Seed (PB)
The Chosen Seed (PB)
The Death House (PB)
The Double-Edged Sword (PB)
The London Stone (PB)
The Shadow of the Soul (HB)
The Shadow of the Soul (PB)
The Shadow of the Soul (PB)