This House is Haunted
This House is Haunted 1867. Eliza Caine arrives in Norfolk to take up her position as governess at Gaudlin Hall on a dark and chilling night. As she makes her way across the station platform, a pair of invisible hands push her from behind into the path of an approaching train. She is only saved... show more
This House is Haunted 1867. Eliza Caine arrives in Norfolk to take up her position as governess at Gaudlin Hall on a dark and chilling night. As she makes her way across the station platform, a pair of invisible hands push her from behind into the path of an approaching train. She is only saved by the vigilance of a passing doctor. Full description
Publish date: April 25th 2013
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
“This House is Haunted” is a book about a haunted house. Surprise, surprise! The ingenuity of the title should have given me an inkling about the quality of the book. But since I was in the mood for a haunted house story and John Boyne is a well-beloved author, I decided to give it a try. To put i...
I'm not exactly sure what I just read. If it was supposed to be satire, it didn't take the parody far enough. If it was supposed to be serious . . . well . . . oh dear. Let's just say I'm hoping it was supposed to be satire. Either way, it missed the mark on Gothic spookiness, even though it tried s...
Being the time of year for a nice cozy spooky read. I was happy to have come across a nice Victorian ghost story and with the title alone being a complete spoiler I hoped for a nice read. This book is pretty standard Gothic novel from a haunted house, scary kids, and a poor overworked underpaid gove...
[H]indsight is a wonderful thing, but I look back now and I think of that moment, I think of Alex and Madge Toxley standing there on the platform at Thorpe Station and I want to scream at them, I want to run and shake them, I want to look them squarely in their faces and say, you knew, you knew even...
A nice read that could have been a great one if the author had put more effort in it.