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by Anne Rivers Siddons
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Cody's Bookshelf
Cody's Bookshelf rated it 5 months ago
When compiling a list of vintage horror books to read and review this month, my first and best source was Stephen King’s Danse Macabre. Invaluable was it in determining which novels I wanted to take a chance on it. In Danse King spends three or four pages dissecting this — Anne Siddons’s 1978 releas...
Moonlit Pages
Moonlit Pages rated it 2 years ago
Gosh, where do I start? The Bad1. The book starts incredibly slow. The first half of the book is rich woman sitting on a patio drinking and gossiping. Most of the characters in this book or snobs, horrible friends, horrible people, and generally annoying and very hard to relate to. 2. The ending is ...
Passionate about Books!
Passionate about Books! rated it 4 years ago
This was not an "in your face" typical horror book. There was no gore, no extreme levels of violence, just an all around level of uneasiness and dread each time someone moved into the house next door and you waited to see what would eventually happen to them. It reminded me more of the horror books ...
Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it 5 years ago
This book was Fan-Freaking-Tastic! Our narrator, Colquitt, is a hoity-toity lady of society in Atlanta in the 1970's. She and her husband Walter live next door to a beautiful wooded lot with a creek and their life is nearly perfect. Until the lot is sold to a couple who plan to build a beautiful m...
Randolph "Dilda" Carter
Randolph "Dilda" Carter rated it 5 years ago
One of four iconic American Haunted House novels. This book is like nothing Siddons ever wrote before or since. Her milieu is generally the contemporary New South, Old South social drama. Set in suburban Atlanta (think Buckhead), the modernist upper middle class shack that goes up next to the Kenned...
books are breath
books are breath rated it 5 years ago
super scary and a big departure from her usual work. Love it!!
Randolph "Dilda" Carter
Randolph "Dilda" Carter rated it 5 years ago
One of four iconic American Haunted House novels. This book is like nothing Siddons ever wrote before or since. Her milieu is generally the contemporary New South, Old South social drama. Set in suburban Atlanta (think Buckhead), the modernist upper middle class shack that goes up next to the Kenned...
TheBecks
TheBecks rated it 5 years ago
This was not really what I was expecting, but I liked it quite a lot. I was expecting something along the lines of a traditional ghost story, but, instead, I got something similar to Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House... but better, in my opinion. The two books share quite a bit of ambigui...
The Night Owl
The Night Owl rated it 5 years ago
2.5 starsI struggled a bit rating this one. Sometimes it was 2 stars, sometimes 3 stars and then sometimes it fell in between. I don’t think there was a point where I didn’t like it, but the narrator, Colquitt, and even some of the neighbors got on my nerves plenty of times. Colquitt, for the most p...
I Like Books
I Like Books rated it 7 years ago
Woah. Weird. And not in a good way. More of a boring, boring, boring oh, wait, really,that happened? kind-of-way.
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