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The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Mar 27, 08

did not like it
bookshelves: classics-that-suck

I'm so glad you're dead, Nathaniel Hawthorne.

So this is a classic horror novel in which nothing at all happens for a few hundred pages except the description of some house, an old hag selling oatmeal, and some guy who may or may not have hypnotized the other chick who's boarding there. There might be something scary but I was too busy falling asleep to notice. If Hawthorne were alive, he'd be a zombie, which I'd totally be okay with because then he could get shot in the head by zombie experts. Take that for wasting my time, you dead bastard! One star! Read it and weep!
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message 1: by Don Incognito (new)

Don Incognito You wouldn't (or probably don't) like The Turn of the Screw, by Henry James, either.

message 2: by Leah (new) - added it

Leah It wasn't intended to be a horror novel. Which is why it's not scary.

message 3: by Joe (new) - rated it 1 star

Joe Henry James is a rollercoaster compared with House of Seven Gables.

Molly It's a romance...

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