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The Haunting of Hill House - Shirley Jackson
The Haunting of Hill House
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Past the rusted gates and untrimmed hedges, Hill House broods and waits...Four seekers have come to the ugly, abandoned old mansion: Dr. Montague, and occult scholar looking for solid evidence of the psychic phenomenon called haunting; Theodora, his lovely and lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a... show more
Past the rusted gates and untrimmed hedges, Hill House broods and waits...Four seekers have come to the ugly, abandoned old mansion: Dr. Montague, and occult scholar looking for solid evidence of the psychic phenomenon called haunting; Theodora, his lovely and lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a lonely, homeless girl well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the adventurous future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable noises and self-closing doors, but Hill House is gathering its powers and will soon choose one of them to make its own...
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140071085 (0140071083)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 246
Edition language: English
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My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it
4.0 The Haunting of Hill House
I thought this novel was different. It left me wanting for more. I wanted their time inside the mansion to be longer, I wanted more information and details and I wanted to know what happened to the characters as they left. I liked how the story developed and the characters, there wasn’t much deviati...
Moonlit Pages
Moonlit Pages rated it
2.0 The Haunting of Hill House
I did not enjoy this book as much as I hoped I would. In fact I barely enjoyed it at all. I hated the writing style and found it hard to follow. Frequently I found myself thinking "What the heck does that mean?....huh? what are they talking about?" The characters were unlikeable and the dialogue wa...
Barks At Everything
Barks At Everything rated it
3.0 The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
"The house was vile. . . Hill House is vile, it is diseased, get away from here at once."I’m stingy with my stars and gave out five of them to Jackson’s We Have Always Lived in the Castle. It had it all; quirky characters, creepy goings-on and dreadful deeds and I was expecting similarly great thing...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
5.0 Magnificently Unnerving
By the way, I went looking into the publishing date, and in typical wiki walk style, ended up learning about the difference between horror and terror. I need a new shelf, because this one goes into the second without question. Points I can praise without spoiling (much): The way everyone chats a...
Book Cupidity
Book Cupidity rated it
4.0 The first time one of those doors shut...I would have been outtie.
This book scared me. On the first unsuspecting night that I started reading it, I woke up around 2am and tried to use it to put myself back to sleep. Big mistake. Huge. There's probably been a million words written about this book and probably a thousand people that were inspired by it and I can...
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