Book Review—The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

hauntingFor this particular book I shall deviate from the normal process of presenting my opinion, and instead leave you with a quotation from the very first chapter of the book:

“No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream. Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it had stood so for eighty years and might stand for eighty more. Within, walls continued upright, bricks met neatly, floors were firm and doors were sensibly shut; silence lay steadily against the wood and stone of Hill House, and whatever walked there, walked alone.”

I believe it speaks entirely for itself, and I dare you to read it alone past midnight.

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About Annie McGovern

MA in Science and Medical Writing; Creative Writing BA; consumes books and science for sustenance (and tea); questionable Korean language skills; end
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