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The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
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Jan 08, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: 2009, fiction
Read in January, 2009

soundtrack: kate bush / the infant kiss


- for a ghost story, it's too introspective.
- if it's not a ghost story (though i was thrilled by the gothic atmosphere)and the governess is / becomes mad, why bother?
- i suspect H.J. wanted to play with the reader's mind. well he succeeded. for two or three times i just wanted to drop the book and start some serious reading :D
- miles and flora are too attached to each other, too cute, fair and perfect in the gov.'s eyes, so yes, this calls for some mental issues.

whatever, the real problem here is: what on earth did miles tell at school?
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message 1: by anca (new)

anca dc :) eu obisnuiesc sa citesc pe muzica. am anumite carti pe care le asociez cu melodiile sau albumele pe care le ascultam atunci..

Lavinia pentru mine cintecul a fost de fapt punctul de pornire. e inspirat de un film bazat pe nuvela si inainte sa-l vad am decis sa merg direct la sursa :P

message 3: by anca (new)

anca dc ahaaaa:)

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