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The Haunting of Hill House

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The best-known of Shirley Jackson's novels, and the inspiration for writers such as Neil Gaiman and Stephen King, The Haunting of Hill House is a ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.000
quasar

not scary!

by quasar on Aug 6, 2013

This is a tedious story about unlikable people, not scary at all. Read 'The Lottery' instead.

Ralphie78

TO much hype

by Ralphie78 on Feb 23, 2012

The book is a good read but not as scary as people say it was.

INDINGIRL

Great Book

by INDINGIRL on Nov 7, 2008

I liked the book much better than any of the movie versions !! Small book, goes too quickly though.

TinaP

Still a great read

by TinaP on Apr 18, 2007

The story is told from Eleanor's perspective and is very true to human nature. She alternately has very warm and cold feelings for the other guests. Added to this wonderful character study is the effect of Hill House on the company. A creepy place to start with it becomes more and more a seductive and dangerous member of the cast. A sprinkling of humor adds another facet of realism and helps to keep the mounting tension flowing, rather than being a distraction. This is a brilliantly written novel. I have seen the 1999 movie which as OK and plan to see the 1963 version soon. But, for me this story is better experienced by reading the novel. It is rich, complex, tense, thrilling and spooky. This doesn't read like a book from 1959, it is fresh and real and one of the best scary stories I have ever read.

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