Before there was Hill House, there was the Halloran mansion of Jackson’s stunningly creepy fourth novel, The Sundial. When the Halloran clan gathers at the family home for a funeral, no one is surprised when the somewhat peculiar Aunt Fanny wanders off into the secret garden. But then she returns... show more
Before there was Hill House, there was the Halloran mansion of Jackson’s stunningly creepy fourth novel, The Sundial. When the Halloran clan gathers at the family home for a funeral, no one is surprised when the somewhat peculiar Aunt Fanny wanders off into the secret garden. But then she returns to report an astonishing vision of an apocalypse from which only the Halloran
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
, Literary Fiction
, Ghost Stories
, Female Authors
I didn’t like The Haunting of Hill House, my only previous experience of the work of Jackson, so wasn’t hugely enthused about reading another one of her books. It was the pick of one of my local book clubs, though, (which I’ve yet to go to) so decided I’d give it a try, at least. As it turned out, I...
I don't seen the omnibus edition cataloged here, so be warned that this review covers the six issue run, not just issue #1. I don't think there is anything not good about this. The art is great, the characters are compelling. The introductory essay is a thing of beauty. I loved the novella LaValle...
Foreword, by Victor LaValle--The Sundial
Having read The Bird's Nest last month, I expected another quality read from Shirley Jackson. Unfortunately, The Sundial failed to grab me. It should have been intriguing: Aunt Fanny's brother dies, but his ghost appears to her with warnings of an upcoming apocalypse, in which only the people inside...
Never mind what I said before. I think this is my favorite Shirley Jackson book. I may try to write a more coherent review later when I've calmed down. For now, I'll just say that the plot descriptions one reads are not exactly inaccurate, but they are wholly inadequate. The cover on the edition I h...
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