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The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
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Oct 19, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: classics, challenge-fall09

When I was 15 I went on a trip with a friend of mine to a town where the local college was producing a theatrical version of The Haunting of Hill House. By the end of the evening my friend, her mom, and I were nearly hysterical and could not bar the door to our hotel room fast enough. While reading a book is not usually the full-on sensory experience that a play can be, this is still not one to read at night... or by yourself... and especially not by yourself at night. It is the archetypal haunted house story, chilling and perfect. You can't be certain what is paranormal and what is psychological, and it may be some time before you can sit alone in your house and listen to it settling... and be sure that it is just settling. Brilliant.

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October 19, 2009 – Shelved
October 19, 2009 –
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October 20, 2009 – Shelved as: classics
October 20, 2009 – Finished Reading
October 23, 2009 – Shelved as: challenge-fall09

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