Monday, October 30, 2006

110. "The Haunting of Hill House" ~ Shirley Jackson

"Silence lay steadily against the wood and stone of Hill House, and whatever walked there, walked alone."

Buah-ha-ha... until Dr. Montague and a rag-tag band of cohorts rent the house to measure its paranormal phenomona. Eleanor, Theodora, and Luke are charmed by the strange house, as well as terrified by the hauntings brought on by nightfall.

Published in 1959, it is the predecessor to many haunted house books. While nothing is too frightening (due to the flowery language), it reminded me of the quiet horror of And Then There Were None (also called Ten Little Indians) by Agatha Christie.

3.75 out of 5.0 Ghostbusters.

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