The Haunting of Hill House

The Haunting of Hill House

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The four visitors at Hill House-- some there for knowledge, others for adventure-- are unaware that the old mansion will soon choose one of them to make its own.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2006
Characteristics: xxii, 182 pages ; 20 cm
Copyright Date: ©1959
ISBN: 9780143039983
0143039989
Call Number: FICTION JACKSON

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MourningStar
May 29, 2019

South

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mangoberri
Apr 09, 2019

Hauntingly great. A must read for those who love the horror genre. Spookiness with suspense awaiting for you at each turn of page.

ArapahoeSusanW Apr 04, 2019

This rating would be higher had I NOT watched (and loved) the Netflix series. This is one of those rare instances where the screen adaptation is vastly superior to the book. Unfortunately, this iconic horror novel suffers in comparison.The book is old school horror, dark and foreboding vs. gory and violent. The suspense builds nicely and it's mostly a psychological thriller.
The end was kind of a let down, and it's a real disappointment after the series but still worth a read.

LPL_KatieF Mar 03, 2019

2019 Book Squad Reading Goals - Ghost story

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singidunum_25
Feb 21, 2019

Netflix adapted this book for tv series and it's streaming right now.

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Liblo
Feb 21, 2019

Best read in a couple of sittings, and preferably when you are alone and it's dark outside and the wind is howling.

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xiaojunbpl12
Jan 31, 2019

Beautiful writing (on both characters and scenes), in short volume, makes me forever hover over Eleanor's perception (illusion, hallucination). I wished I could transcend the juvenile horrific effect.
More pleasure than horror, Hill House haunts me to desire with nothing to fear.

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sat7
Dec 01, 2018

Great read.

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WhidbeyIslander
Oct 25, 2018

Some people find this too subtle as a horror book, but it leaves a lot to your imagination and can be very effective, and scary. The Netflix series with the same title really has very little in common with the book: the series uses character names from the book, and a few of the supernatural elements, and is okay on its own, but is not an adaption of the book.

IndyPL_DarleneF Oct 23, 2018

One of the best gothic horror books of all time. Creepy and suspenseful.

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Jan 04, 2017

lizbachelder thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 15 and 99

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