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review 2019-11-21 18:08
The Haunting of Hill House - Shirley Jackson,Laura Miller
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-Cycle

If you're going into this novel expecting it to be like the recent Netflix series, you will most likely be disappointed. While the series is based on the house featured in the book, it is a very different story.

However, I absolutely loved it. By today's standards, this book isn't scary. It is creepy and unsettling, which is what I love most about Jackson's writing. Even when nothing is blatantly jumping out at you, her descriptions make you feel ill at ease and instantly understand how creepy it is to be inside Hill House. Her writing on the off angles that make of the house were so vivid and convincing that the narrative is very unsettling and there is such a creepy tone to the whole thing.

In terms of action, not a lot happens. The book is more focused on the characters, their various interactions, and their conflicts within themselves. This is what makes the novel so superb. It is so amazingly written and thought out. I was instantly pulled in by Eleanor's character and the oddity of the house.

While the Netflix series is very different, I did really enjoy all of the little nods to the book like character names and the memorable cup of stars.

A fantastic read for those looking for a dark, unsettling, odd, weird, creepy tale.
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review 2019-10-06 22:45
Life Among the Savages - Shirley Jackson
Life Among the Savages - Shirley Jackson

Shirley Jackson and her husband had four kids. Apparently her deep understanding of the human psyche extends just as well into humor as it does into horror.

 

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text 2019-09-06 18:21
Reading progress update: I've read 74%.
We Have Always Lived in the Castle - Shirley Jackson,Bernadette Dunne

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text 2019-09-05 14:45
Reading progress update: I've read 51%.
We Have Always Lived in the Castle - Shirley Jackson,Bernadette Dunne

This is getting darker and darker by the minute. And I´m loving it.

 

 

It´s not often that I´m drawn more to my audiobook than my physical read, but this audiobook is so good, I´m constantly going back to it.

 

 

Although ... I´m not sure if in the end I can take this book for this square, but for now I will stick with it.

 

 

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text 2019-09-03 17:47
Reading progress update: I've read 7%.
We Have Always Lived in the Castle - Shirley Jackson,Bernadette Dunne

Don´t know yet why the people in the village hate the Blackwoods so much. But the way they treat Marianne, the square description "Terror in a small Town" is a very fitting one.

 

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