Initially released in 1976 as the first book in what would go on to be a four-book series, John Farris' telekinetic horror novel The Fury has remained a beloved entry to the psychic powers sub-genre of the horror literary world. With Chicago Review Press recently re-releasing The Fury, we've been provided with two paperback copies to give away to Daily Dead readers, and we also have an excerpt from the novel to share with Daily Dead readers who want to re-experience the book or discover it for the first time.


Prize Details: (2) Winners will receive (1) paperback copy of John Farris' The Fury.

How to Enter: We're giving Daily Dead readers multiple chances to enter and win:

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Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am EST on November 2nd. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per entry method, per household will be accepted.


The Fury synopsis: "Gillian Bellaver’s seemingly perfect life turns upside down when she begins having nightmares and talking in her sleep to a boy she does not know. Soon, she realizes she has psychic powers that are deeply connected to Robin Sandza, her spiritual twin. When fanatical and dangerous men discover their secret, the two teens are on the run for their lives. However, Robin’s father has a secret of his own. As a government assassin, he’s determined to use the ruthless skills of his trade to save them—from those that wish them harm and from the dangers of their subconscious minds.

First published in 1976, this striking reissue of The Fury will delight longtime fans of the original book and the 1978 film from legendary director Brain De Palma. Newfound horror fanatics can absorb this classic after the terrifying reboot of Stephen King’s IT.

To learn more about The Fury, visit Chicago Review Press online, and to read our excerpt from Chapter 15 of the book, click the cover art below.

Excerpted from The Fury by John Farris with permission from Chicago Review Press. Copyright (c) 2017, Original Copyright (c) 1976 by John Farris. All Rights Reserved.