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The Little Stranger - Sarah Waters
The Little Stranger
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The New York Times bestseller and Booker Prize contender that "delivers...a ghost story that creeps up your spine" (Seattle Times). One post-war summer in rural Warwickshire, Dr. Faraday is called to a patient at lonely Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the... show more
The New York Times bestseller and Booker Prize contender that "delivers...a ghost story that creeps up your spine" (Seattle Times). One post-war summer in rural Warwickshire, Dr. Faraday is called to a patient at lonely Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the Georgian house, once impressive and handsome, is now in decline. Its owners-mother, son, and daughter-are struggling to keep pace with a changing society, as well as with conflicts of their own. But are the Ayreses haunted by something more sinister than a dying way of life? Little does Dr. Faraday know how closely, and how terrifyingly, their story is about to become intimately entwined with his. Watch a Video
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781594484469 (1594484465)
ASIN: 1594484465
Publisher: Riverhead Trade
Pages no: 512
Edition language: English
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Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
4.0 Strong 3.5 Star Read, Rounded to 4 (The Little Stranger)
I try not to do half stars since I post on Booklikes and Goodreads and Goodreads still doesn't have half stars for rating purposes. This was a strong 3.5 star read. I don't see me rereading this in the future and I had some problems with the book as a whole. However, I like this book has tired back ...
meeplemaiden
meeplemaiden rated it
Doctor Faraday is a physician called out to a patient in an old run-down Georgian house in the summer of 1947. The patient is a young servant girl with a wild imagination. The family is from another world, a world of glamour and money and condescension, a world which disappeared with WWII but the fa...
Lillelara
Lillelara rated it
3.0 The Little Stranger
The Little Stranger is an atmospheric read and has a nice gothic feel to it. And I really liked the way how Sarah Waters describes the dilapidated house, Hundreds Hall. The house feels like a sinister character of its own. But I had some issues with this book: 1. The book is too long and the story...
The Primroses Were Over
The Primroses Were Over rated it
3.0 The Little Stranger
This was a very slow-burn type of novel. It definitely managed horror, at least in atmosphere, but the ending was not quite what I expected. I had rather hoped for something more "traditional" for this genre, although I didn't dislike it once I had thought about it for a bit. In terms of explai...
The English Student
The English Student rated it
3.0 The Little Stranger - Sarah Waters
The Little Stranger is a story of Hundreds Hall. A crumbling mansion in rural Warwickshire, Hundreds in 1946 is home to the Ayres family, a faded shadow of an ancient aristocracy. Narrated by an outsider, Dr Faraday (yes, really), the novel is a sort of modern reworking of those heavily atmospheric ...
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