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Dream House

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Daniel Craig, Dream House | BURNING DOWN THE 'HOUSE' Daniel Craig in Dream House
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Dream House

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Valerie Laken
publisher:
HarperCollins
genre:
Fiction, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a C-

It makes sense, in an abstract story-structure way, to crossbreed The Shining, with its dad channeling the ghosts of killers past, and Shutter Island, with its detective who learns nothing is what it seems — including him. But this suburban gothic is a logy, convoluted mess. First Daniel Craig plays a novelist with a wife (Rachel Weisz) and two daughters, then he’s the dad’s dark double, then the alter ego turns nice, and it just gets more sketchy and ”Huh?” from there. C-