A dark house. An isolated island. Strange dreams and even stranger visions . . . Jack is spending the summer on a private island far from modern conveniences. No Wi-Fi, no cell service, no one else on the island but a housekeeper and the two very peculiar children in his care. The first time... show more
A dark house. An isolated island. Strange dreams and even stranger visions . . . Jack is spending the summer on a private island far from modern conveniences. No Wi-Fi, no cell service, no one else on the island but a housekeeper and the two very peculiar children in his care. The first time Jack sees the huge black mansion atop a windswept hill, he senses something cold, something more sinister than even the dark house itself. Soon, he feels terribly isolated and alone. Yet he is not alone. The house has visitors—peering in the windows, staring from across the shore. But why doesn't anyone else see them . . . and what do they want? As secrets are revealed and darker truths surface, Jack desperately struggles to maintain a grip on reality. He knows what he sees, and he isn't crazy. . . . Or is he? From nationally acclaimed author Francine Prose comes a mind-bending story that will leave you realizing how subtle the lines that separate reality, imagination, and insanity really are.
Publish date: September 25th 2012
Pages no: 246
Edition language: English
The Turning is being touted as a unique take on The Turning of the Screw. I was looking forward to a good ghost story. In truth, I'm still not sure what I read. In the end, I couldn't decide if it was a ghost story or the ravings of a delusional teen. The book is told through letters. The major...
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Wow awesome book. I really loved how everything started quite normal but soon turned weird. And the ending, just wow.
Giving up on this audio book. Although the narrator works really hard to put emotion into the story, there's such a lack to begin with that it seems forced. I was bored for over a half hour of listening. Moving on to something new.
I do not know what to say about this book. I really don't, and for that I feel bad. It just fell flat for me, for whatever reason. Maybe it was the epistolary form. Maybe it was that I've seen this same story told better in the past. Whatever the reason, it just didn't do it for me.