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The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
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Jul 15, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: classics, ghosts-or-mysteries, american-canadian

TotS is the main story - a traditional country house chiller/ghost story, though the (uncertain) children's role is a more original touch. Too many commas in odd places, make it long and convoluted and yet simultaneously abrupt; rearranging the clauses would be simpler, clearer and more flowing. However, this fault is not noticeable in the other two, shorter, stories in the collection.

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Apatt I read this as a teenager and felt p.. "cheesed off" that it isn't very ghostly (compared to Poltergeist , The Excorcist and such). Still. I'm much older now so perhaps I can better appreciate the finer things...

Cecily I look forward to your review...

message 3: by Apatt (last edited Mar 20, 2015 12:37AM) (new) - rated it 2 stars

Apatt Cecily wrote: "I look forward to your review..."

Sorry for always turning up like a bad penny but having just finished this book I must say it is about as scary as an episode of Scooby Doo.

(no DW reference, I knew I can do it!)

Any way, my very analytical review is up, let me know what you think? Hardly any DW nonsense there!

Cecily Wait... what... are you saying the disused fairgrounds and dilapidated old houses in Scooby Doo aren't scary?

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