Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Haunting by Shirley Jackson Review

The Haunting of Hill House
By Shirley Jackson
Dr. Montague is an occult scholar who invites three people to be his guest at Hill House in hopes that he may find evidence of the house’s notorious hauntings. At First things are just merely spooky and the residents merely laugh it off, until the manifestations take a more sinister turn.
This novel is absolutely spine tingling it has all you need for a heart fluttering good time, a maze of a house, children laughing in the night, even a statue that seems to watch you every move. I have seen the movie, it’s actually one of my favorites, but even the movie is dull in comparison. Though I am glad they left Mrs. Montague out of the movie, she only managed to annoy me more than anything. I definitely recommend this book if you are looking for something that will give you the heebie jeebies in a short time frame, it is only about 200 pages long but Shirley Jackson manages to definitely leave her mark.

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  1. Before I even started reading your review I had a question to ask you. Your review gave me the answer. I have seen several versions of this story on TV and DVD. I was hoping the book would be better and you answered that question for me. Thanks for your review and recommendation.