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read The Haunting of Hill House kindle ☆ Audio CD è shirley jackson ☆ [Reading] ➵ The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Classics) ➼ Shirley Jackson – Eyltransferservices.co.uk The best known of Shirley Jacksons novels and a major inspiration for writers like Neil Gaiman and StephOl OatesThe best known of Shirley Jacksons novels and a major inspiration for writers like Neil Gaiman and Stephen King as well as the hit Netflix series The Haunting of Hill House is a chilling story of the power of fearShirley Jacksons stories are among the most terrifying ever writtenDonna TarttAlone in the world Eleanor is delighted to take up Dr Montaguesinvitation to spend a summer in the mysterious Hill House Joining themare Theodora an artistic sensitive and Luke heir to the house Butwhat begins as a light hearted experiment is swiftly proven to be a tripinto their darkest nightmares and an investigation that one of theirnumber may not survive Twice filmed as The Haunting and the inspiration for a 10 part Netflix series The Haunting of Hill House is a powerful work of slow burning psychological horrorAn amazing writer If you havent read her you have missed out on something marvellousNeil Gaiman As nearly perfect a haunted house tale as I have ever readStephen KingThe world of Shirley Jackson is eerie and unforgettableA M Homes Shirley Jackson is one of those highly idiosyncratic inimitablewriterswhose work exerts an enduring spellJoyce Carol This is one of Shirley Jackson's most well known works mainly because it was made into a movie Actually the 1960s version is accurate to the book than the latest film version But on to the storyHill House is a huge pile of bricks and mortar that was built in the late 1800s There is much tragedy attached to the house starting with a carriage accident that occurs as a young wife comes to her new house only to be killed when the horses are startled and the carriage upturns The young daughter of this marriage is brought up in this curious place and ultimately dies here Her caregiver commits suicide by hanging herself from a circular staircase There are many rooms hallways and lots of tales about ghostly apparitions noises and so forthA professor Dr Montague and his team decide to investigate the reports of paranormal activity in this house In addition to his team his invitees include two women Theodora a free spirited theatrical type and Eleanor a mousy insecure woman The other invitee is Luke a distant relation of the owner of the house The other people in the story consist of a housekeepercook and the caretaker kind of spooky people in their own rightAs everyone arrives and settles in and becomes acuainted it soon becomes apparent that there is definitely a presence at Hill House and it's not a friendly one There are cold spots in the library and during the night banging on Eleanor's bedroom door Theodora moves in with Eleanor but the noise doesn't stop Then there is a message on the wall Help Eleanor Come Home Is this a trick played by one of the guests? Or is there a force in the house that is compelling Eleanor to be a part of it? The other guests are sympathetic to Eleanor but she becomes and delusional and hysterical which culminates in her being asked to leaveThere is mystery drama and suspense around every corner Shirley Jackson shows a lot of creativity and imagination in her writing of this book Her descriptions of the house and grounds are so realistic that you almost picture yourself in the midst of the scenery She brings out the cruelty of humanity in her descriptions of the characters especially Luke and Theodora who play on the fears and weaknesses of Eleanor And in the end maybe the lesson to be learned is this there are inherently evil aspects of nature that should just be left alone and Hill House is one of them

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The best known of Shirley Jacksons novels and a major inspiration for writers like Neil Gaiman and Stephen King as well as the hit Netflix series The Haunting of Hill House is a chilling story of the power of fearShirley Jacksons stories are among the most terrifying ever written Donna TarttAlone in the world Eleanor is delighted to take up Dr Montagues invitation to spend a summer in the mysterious Hill House Joining them are Theodora an artistic sensitive and Luke heir to the house But what begins as a light hearted experiment is swiftly proven to be a trip into their darkest nightmares and an investigation that one of their number may not survive Twice filmed as The Haunting and the inspiration for a 10 part Netflix series The Haunting of Hill House is a powerful work of slow burning psychological horrorAn amazing writer If you havent read her you have missed out on something marvellous Neil Gaiman As nearly perfect a haunted house tale as I have ever read Stephen KingThe world of Shirley Jackson is eerie and unforgettable A M Homes Shirley Jackson is one of those highly idiosyncratic inimitable writerswhose work exerts an enduring spell Joyce Car For reasons which pass understanding I had never read this book before now This in spite of having been a huge fan of the film the 1963 version not the awful 90s remake since I was eleven years old  How is that even possible? I guess it just felt as if I had since I was so familiar with the movie  And yes I know it's not the same thing but it's a hella fine film and as I discovered as I finally read the book it is surprisingly true to the original textYes of course there are differences but predictable ones like cutting for length After all films are able to tell us in less time than a book can The characters are fairly consistent with the novel save for the doctor's wife who is if anything worse than her film version The relationships are not precisely the same but the spirit of those relationships and what they mean to the characters are true to those in the bookWhat was different for me was that the book made me uneasy about Eleanor and  about how much of the book's horror is in her mind or can be attributed to her poltergeist  If you've read Henry James' The Turn of the Screw you'll be familiar with the disorientation of not ever really knowing what's going on whether it's supernatural a mental aberration or a combination of the two And that than anything makes The Haunting of Hill House one of the most unsettling things I've ever read It's gloriously well written; it gave me the wiggins in the first ten pages and never really let up But it's not throat clutching horror or jump out of your skin horror Rather it's a slow and even sad progress of the death of hope in the face of something overwhelming The horror is that no matter the source nothing can stop it I'm not a fan of gorpy horror buckets of blood and body parts being flung about  Monsters don't scare me People scare me  What goes on in people's heads scares the bejeebers out of me so this sort of horror?  It's my candy And for my money Shirley Jackson is one of the greatest horror writers ever

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The Haunting of Hill House Penguin ClassicsOatesThe best known of Shirley Jacksons novels and a major inspiration for writers like Neil Gaiman and Stephen King as well as the hit Netflix series The Haunting of Hill House is a chilling story of the power of fearShirley Jacksons stories are among the most terrifying ever writtenDonna TarttAlone in the world Eleanor is delighted to take up Dr Montaguesinvitation to spend a summer in the mysterious Hill House Joining themare Theodora an artistic sensitive and Luke heir to the house Butwhat begins as a light hearted experiment is swiftly proven to be a tripinto their darkest nightmares and an investigation that one of theirnumber may not survive Twice filmed as The Haunting and the inspiration for a 10 part Netflix series The Haunting of Hill House is a powerful work of slow burning psychological horrorAn amazing writer If you havent read her you have missed out on something marvellousNeil Gaiman As nearly perfect a haunted house tale as I have ever readStephen KingThe world of Shirley Jackson is eerie and unforgettableA M Homes Shirley Jackson is one of those highly idiosyncratic inimitablewriterswhose work exerts an enduring spellJoyce Carol Oat I feel like I’ve misread this book somehow All the glowing reviews about how this classic horror tale would chill me to my bones came to naught when it did nothing of that sort for me Perhaps it fared a little better as a psychological character study of the intensely lonely Eleanor who is invited by a Dr Montague investigating psychic and supernatural phenomenon to come stay in this old abandoned and possibly haunted Sanderson Hill HouseTogether with the layabout Luke Sanderson heir in waiting to inherit the house social butterfly and artistic free spirit Theodora Eleanor feels both a sense of displacement and belonging with this sudden mismatched cliue Eleanor is a sorry character who at 32 is something of a spinster with missed opportunities having spent much of her years looking after her sick and abusive mother who had just passed on recently That is not a politically incorrect thing to say about her in the context of the period in which the book was written and set We also pity her for her being valued much less than the car she shares with her sister and brother in law uite early on in the book when she asks to use the car to get to Hill HouseThe writing is disturbingly disjointed I am not sure if the dialogue and feelings conveyed by the characters were meant to feel so disconnected but it did give me a sense of watching an old reel of black and white film on an ancient projector that flickers and jumps distorting the flow of conversation and action in the text Perhaps that was the horror I was supposed to feel There was much potential at the start with all the ominous warnings and signs by the misanthropic caretaker and his wife the Dudleys that portents what could possibly happen when dusk came but when it finally did nothing much really happens besides some loud knocks and doors that just refuse to stay openedWhat a letdown