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 atmospheric prose snared me from the start, but this won’t be for everyone: long, meandering, ambiguous, full of fits and starts as characters move towards and away from one another and seem to briefly escape their inevitable doom. I’ve got a clear idea of exactly what happened at Hundreds Hall,...
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 ...
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...
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...
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