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Part of a new six volume series of the best in classic horror selected by Academy Award winning director of The Shape of WaterGuillermo del ToroFilmmaker and longtime horror literature fan Guillermo del Toro serves as the curator for the Penguin Horror series a new collection of classic tales and poems by masters of the genre Included here are some of del Toros favorites from Mary Shelleys Frankenstein and Ray Russells short story Sardonicus considered by Stephen King to be perhaps the finest example of the modern Gothic ever written to Shirley Jacksons The Haunting of Hill House and stories by Ray Bradbury Joyce Carol Oates Ted Klein and Robert E Howard Featuring original cover art by Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley these stunningly creepy deluxe hardcovers will be perfect additions to the shelves of horror sci fi fantasy and paranormal aficionados everywhere The Haunting of Hill HouseThe classic supernatural thriller by an author who helped define the genre First published in 1959 Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House Dr Montague an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a haunting;' Theodora his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor a friendless fragile young woman well acuainted with poltergeists; and Luke the future heir of Hill House At first their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena But Hill House is gathering its powersand soon it will choose one of them to make its own I read this after watching the movie and series because I read that this is supposedly one of the best scary novels out there Wrong It is filled by repeating sentence “ Journeys end in lovers meeting “ Nothing ever made any sense at all Not even remotely scary The ending was atrocious

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The Haunting of Hill House A NovelPart of a new six volume series of the best in classic horror selected by Academy Award winning director of The Shape of WaterGuillermo del ToroFilmmaker and longtime horror literature fan Guillermo del Toro serves as the curator for the Penguin Horror series a new collection of classic tales and poems by masters of the genre Included here are some of del Toros favorites from Mary Shelleys Frankenstein and Ray Russells short story Sardonicus considered by Stephen King to be perhaps the finest example of the modern Gothic ever written to Shirley Jacksons The Haunting of Hill House and stories by Ray Bradbury Joyce Carol Oates Ted Klein and Robert E Howard Featuring original cover art by Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley these stunningly creepy deluxe hardcovers will be perfect additions to the shelves of horror sci fi fantasy and paranormal aficionados everywhere The Haunting of Hill HouseThe classic supernatural thriller by an author who helped define the genre First published in 1959 Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House Dr Montague an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a haunting;' Theodora his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor a friendless fragile young woman well acuainted with poltergeists; and Luke the future heir of Hill House At first their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena But Hill House is gathering its powersand soon it will choose one of them to make its own So extravagantly did I hear this book praised both by Steven King and by Mark Kermode the BBC film critic that I had to read it for myself In fact it has twice been made into a film I have seen both the films I didn’t think much of them but the book might be something else and indeed it isI am no doubt going too far in invoking Alice by way of a comparison but the parallel is not ridiculous For pacing of the plot for evocation of atmosphere for vivid character drawing and for sheer fantasy that never loses its focus the Haunting of Hill House is a little masterpiece The plot line puts the films to shame I think above all in its firm and clear conclusion a far cry from the sloppy efforts in the films We need to be within sight of the end before we can really appreciate how the environment has gradually enfolded Eleanor in something like the way that the pack of cards built itself round AliceWhether this can be called a horror story or a gothic novel I very much doubt It might be said to suggest Lovecraft to a certain extent Lovecraft has talent without much self discipline but Shirley Jackson is firmly in control all the way through Nor are the effects sickening a characteristic I sadly associate with Steven King There is no gore whatsoever not even on the violent last page and if I have to cite any kind of parallel along this other axis I might try M R James although I doubt that he would have been capable of developing a story to anything like this extent More realistically perhaps this tale evokes an era the era of F Marion Crawford Mrs Oliphant Mrs Belloc Lowndes and other sadly forgotten practitioners of a similar craftFor all that the atmosphere is chilling in the literary sense a worthy concomitant to the ghastly chill evoked in the narration itself It all held my attention without deviation unless perhaps when the main outline of the story has become fully clear some 5 10 pages from the envoi That may just have reflected impatience on my part but even then I did not expect the final touch perhaps recalling the hugely inferior efforts at that in the filmsIf I have not made it clear that I recommend this book then I suppose that I have no gift for recommendation Do read it if you have any taste for this sort of thing and especially if your recollection is still taken up with the films

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eBook À The Haunting of Hill House Þ ↠ eyltransferservices Ý [PDF] ✅ The Haunting of Hill House: A Novel By Join or create book clubs – Eyltransferservices.co.uk Part of a new six volume series of the best in classic horror selected by Academy Award winning director of The Shape of WaterPart of a new six volume series of the best in classic horror selected by Academy Award winning director of The Shape of WaterGuillermo del ToroFilmmaker and longtime horror literature fan Guillermo del Toro serves as the curator for the Penguin Horror series a new collection of classic tales and poems by masters of the genre Included here are some of del Toros favorites from Mary Shelleys Frankenstein and Ray Russells short story Sardonicus considered by Stephen King to be perhaps the finest example of the modern Gothic ever written to Shirley Jacksons The Haunting of Hill House and stories by Ray Bradbury Joyce Carol Oates Ted Klein and Robert E Howard Featuring original cover art by Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley these stunningly creepy deluxe hardcovers will be perfect additions to the shelves of horror sci fi fantasy and paranormal aficionados everywhere The Haunting of Hill HouseThe classic supernatural thriller by an author who helped define the genre First published in 1959 Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House Dr Montague an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a haunting;' Theodora his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor a friendless fragile young woman well acuainted with poltergeists; and Luke the future heir of Hill House At first their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena But Hill House is gathering its powersand soon it will choose one of them to make its own The Haunting of Hill House totally got into my head to the degree that it found it's way into my dreams I was so involved with the story and characters that they made my head their homeThe characters are so superbly written Mr and Mrs Dudley unnerved me from the get go Through them you just knew instantly that strange things were afoot at Hill House This living breathing building got to me the way it got to Dr Montague Luke Theo and Eleanor and even though I predicted how the story was going to end I found myself shocked neverthelessThe Haunting of Hill House pulls you along in its own addictive way It's takes you on a journey At times it is so fast that you want to slow down and other times it puts the breaks on and you beg to go faster but one thing is for sure once it has you you have no choice but to ride on until the very end