THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSEEditorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe
Dr. Montague, an investigator of psychic disturbances, extends an invitation to three young people to join him at Hill House, whose tragic history has made it unfit for human habitation, and where perhaps they can intensify the forces at work. Eleanor Vance, who had spent eleven years in caring for an invalid mother, is now alone in the world and unwanted- and she has had a poltergeist experience ... Read full review
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Potentially a very scary play, although for it to be terrifying for modern audiences some of the characters need to be played rather differently to how they are written. Mr Montague seems a bit blimpish, Mrs Montague a bit too much like Hyacinth Bouquet, whilst Eleanor and Theodora on occasions drop rather too easily back into offhand witticisms instead of being properly scared out of their wits. That said, it's a good story and plays well, but the characters need a bit of a reworking for a modern setting if it's to really grip people.
Review: The Haunting of Hill HouseUser Review - E. - Goodreads
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Review: The Haunting of Hill HouseUser Review - Anne - Goodreads
Beautiful, creepy, entertaining. The gold standard of the haunted house novel. Read full review