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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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Familiar Diversions
Familiar Diversions rated it
3.0 The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
Dr. Montague is an occult scholar who believes that he has found in Hill House the perfect place to document and study paranormal activity. He plans to stay there for several months with a few other people, keeping detailed notes about his findings and experiences. He is asked to have Luke, the heir...
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...
Bark's Book Reviews
Bark's Book Reviews 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...
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