This one work of fiction is very unique. The novel entitled The House Always Wins by Brian Rouff is a thrilling-horror genre. Unlike the previous novels, Rouff seems to want to present a very different story idea, especially in the part of the conflicts between the characters.
Rouff wrote not only characters vs characters, but also characters vs ghosts who are told in detail through this fictional book or novel about gambling and horror.
This story begins with the introduction of the main character, namely Anna Christiansen, who works as a reporter. He then fell in love with a musician (band member) who had previously been the subject of his interview.
Anna and her lover then decided to move to Las Vegas and start a new life as husband and wife there. In this very bustling city, Anna and her husband bought a house not far from the gambling center property area. Anna who is pregnant really likes this house.
Problems arise when Anna gets a letter from a corrupt casino manager. The manager plans to buy Anna’s house and wants to make it a casino parking area later. Of course Anna refused.
Anna’s refusal was bitter. Anna and her little family often receive terror and even threats from hitmen hired by the casino manager.
Unexpectedly, Anna and her husband received “help” from a male ghost who had been living in Anna’s house for a long time. Has this male ghost managed to help Anna? Please find the answer yourself from the novel by Brian Rouff.
The Uniqueness of The House Always Wins
From this synopsis alone we find some uniqueness. First, the fictional story with the theme of gambling can actually be collaborated with the horror genre. Maybe The House Always Wins is the only horror genre fiction that presents the idea of gambling and casino stories as the main topic.
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Second, the conflicts presented are very complex. In general, Anna faced the 2 toughest conflicts, namely conflicts with neighbors or local communities who were so obedient to the existing system, and conflicts in the form of pressure from the casino manager.
Third, Brian Rouff wants to spoil his fans with works of fiction that are lighter but still fun to read. Try to compare it with Rouff’s two previous works, namely Dice Angel and Money Shot. These two novels tend to be heavy and maybe only gambling fans will fall in love with these novels.
Fourth, The House Always Wins is predicted as a work of fiction inspired by true stories. In several interview sessions, Rouff has said that Las Vegas, the city he lives in, provides so much inspiration. Then he poured this inspiration into books and novels.
If it is true that there is a similar story in real life, it looks like this novel will be more and more in demand. Or it could be that Las Vegas will be even more crowded by visiting tourists who are curious about the other side of the city of Las Vegas.
Fifth, Rouff is so good at spoiling the reader through the characters in the novel. Readers can see the development of each character, especially the main character, Anna. Rouff is a good storyteller. He tells the story so subtly and lightly that the reader doesn’t realize it has reached the end of the story.
Finally, there are many traditional and cultural treats that are unusual for readers in general. For example, the Jewish tradition and some Yiddish terms that can be found in dialogues in novels.
Plus Points of The House Always Wins
The language game is also quite unique. Rouff uses a lot of sarcasm and metaphor, especially in connection with Aaron’s agnostic beliefs. The reader is also amazed by Anna’s plans to take control of the situation in this story.
The plot of the story is so smooth and seasoned with drama that The House Always Wins has a flowing storyline. Such a plot, of course, makes the reader feel at home from start to finish. This is what makes Rouff fans addicted to Rouff’s fiction.
The House Always Wins has always been a favorite for fans of horror, mystery and romantic novels. All very well presented and served well. Most of Rouff’s fans welcomed this novel and made this novel their favorite reading.
As a side note, Brian Rouff is the author of several novels and books. He is also a teacher who likes to share knowledge about gambling. Apart from The House Always Wins, there are two other novels that share the theme of gambling. As a Rouff fan, of course you have read Dice Angel and Money Shot, right?
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