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The Haunting of Hill House - Shirley Jackson, Laura Miller
The Haunting of Hill House
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The classic supernatural thriller by an author who helped define the genre First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House:... show more
The classic supernatural thriller by an author who helped define the genre First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a "haunting"; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers-and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143039983 (0143039989)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 182
Edition language: English
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Familiar Diversions
Familiar Diversions rated it
3.0 The Haunting of Hill House (audiobook) by Shirley Jackson, performed by David Warner
I'll be brief, since I only just read and reviewed a paper copy of this back in June. David Warner's narration was good, although I occasionally wished that a female narrator had been chosen instead, since he didn't always fit Eleanor and Theodora very well. From the look of things, both Audible an...
Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it
5.0 THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE by Shirley Jackson, narrated by Bernadette Dunn
There's nothing more I can say about this book that hasn't been said by hundreds, if not thousands, of other readers and critics. It's a classic for a reason. A haunted house story to beat all haunted house stories, with the added bonus of Shirley Jackson's sublime prose. As an example I submit t...
Kell's Reading Realm
Kell's Reading Realm rated it
3.5 Reading progress update: Finished
I got the audio version from my library. So far it has me hooked. I didn't want to get out of my car this morning to go into work... I rarely want to do that anyway, but more so now that I was listening to this. :) This would fit multiple bingo squares, but I think I will be using it for my Genre:...
WhiskeyintheJar Romance
WhiskeyintheJar Romance rated it
3.5 Supernatural or psychotic break?
it might not then be too fanciful to say that some houses are born bad. Apparently, I do think it is too fanciful because I felt this book was way more of this, “I think we are only afraid of ourselves,” the doctor said slowly. “No,” Luke said. “Of seeing ourselves clearly and without disguise....
Moonlight Madness
Moonlight Madness rated it
5.0 The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
Whiskey, don't open this post/read this until you finish. This is was a reread for me. My first review can be found here. For this read, I knew how the book ended, so the shocking sense of bewildered confusion, the "what the hell just happened, I need to reread this a few more times," didn't dis...
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