The Little Stranger
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
Publish date: May 4th 2010
Publisher: Riverhead Trade
Pages no: 512
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
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...
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 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 ...
I have to admit it, I was disappointed in this book. Yes, I gave it 3.5 stars, but I was expecting to give it 5. I know some of you out there know what I'm feeling. I'm not going to get into the plot too much...there's a huge old estate falling into disrepair in post-war England. The estate is as ...
I didn't find this one as entertaining as the other books of Waters' that I've read. After several months of occasional consideration, I think it's because the ending is so ambiguous. Now, ambiguous hauntings are actually my favourite kind--see Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House for a perf...
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