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June 8th, 2009, 06:21 PM
Hi, Years ago (probably in the late 70's) I read a book about some people (teens?) who were prisoners in a place where there were endless stairs, and the main character (or one of them) would get food by sticking her tongue out at the monitoring cameras. There was a kind of "big brother" feel to the book. I can't really remember much more. I don't even remember how it ended. I think it was written for young adults, and may have had more of a psychological torture focus than science fiction. Sound familiar to anyone? I'd like my kids to read it. Thanks in advance to those of you with better memories than me!

acton bell
June 10th, 2009, 10:13 PM
Is it House of Stairs by William Sleator?

June 10th, 2009, 10:48 PM
I think so! Thank you....you're my new best friend!

acton bell
June 11th, 2009, 07:31 AM
You're welcome! :)

Have you ever read Sleator's other books? My favorite is OTHERS SEE US - which is about a boy who accidentally becomes psychic, gets into his family's heads, and ends up in some psychic battles. SINGULARITY is pretty good too - twin brothers discover a passageway to another universe. Both books are character driven but have some lovely strange and creepy stuff. ;)