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The Haunting of Hill House
The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
The 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 acquainted 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.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-datetranslations by award-winning translators.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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giulia.mosna
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4-/5 ⭐

Devo ammettere che non ho capito proprio tutto in questo libro, ma è stata comunque una lettura piacevole.

iaietta Condivido la confusione ahahhaa 1mo
giulia.mosna @iaietta dai almeno non sono l'unica 1mo
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everlocalwest
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This was so great! Absolutely draws you in on the horror front and then just pummels you in the end as you question everything that has been reported.

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DHill
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I‘m glad there was a mini series made of this because I had a hard time following the book.

emz711 I recently watched the old movie version, it was pretty good 2mo
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DHill
The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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Waiting for holds so thought I‘d listen to this in the meantime. I can‘t believe I‘ve never read this.

mom_of_4 I want to read this one. I actually put this in my future folder on my library app. 2mo
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Night_Reader
The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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Mehso-so

3/5 🌟

The initial half captivated me with character introductions and a compelling storyline build-up. However, as the narrative progressed, I anticipated a chilling turn that never materialized. Perhaps my skepticism played a role, but I found the climax disappointing. Instead of a haunted house tale, it delved more into an individual's psychological decline, echoing the idea that it's people, not houses, that bear haunting experiences.

The_Book_Ninja Spot on 2mo
Night_Reader @The_Book_Ninja Glad we agree. 😊 2mo
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RaeLovesToRead
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Unpopular opinion time.

I was disappointed by this one. It had the potential to be really brilliant, but all the directions it could have taken seemed to fizzle rather than pop.

We have a decent eerie set up, but instead of tension building to a tense climax, it comes in dribs and drabs and then peters out in a rushed ending.

Between mysterious ambiguity and frustrating lack of clarity, we have the latter.

Unsatisfying 😔

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Ruthiella The ambiguity was just right for me in this case, but I understand where it might be too opaque for others. 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Looks like a great place to relax and read 💚 4mo
Kimberlone Nothing I‘ve read by Shirley Jackson has lived up to the horror of The Lottery. I didn‘t care for this one or We Have Always Lived in the Castle. 4mo
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RaeLovesToRead @Ruthiella It felt a bit unfinished to me. I liked the atmosphere, the writing and there was one bit that really made me shudder, but I wanted more!! 4mo
RaeLovesToRead @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks! Is a local cafe 😊 4mo
RaeLovesToRead @Kimberlone Now I NEED to read The Lottery..... 4mo
Branwen I think about the opening lines of this book a lot! 💕📚 Also, I want to come visit and read books together in that cozy, lovely cafe! 🥰 4mo
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RaeLovesToRead
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"Well," Luke said after a little silence, "I'm sure we will all be very comfortable here."

Yes, Luke, I'm sure you will ?

In your evil, scary house.

That may be haunted...

dabbe Luke's happy with a martini in his hand. 😃 4mo
DaveGreen7777 Luke‘s like that idiot guy from Paranormal Activity who was told the worst thing he could do was try to communicate with the ghost and then immediately went out and bought a Ouija Board so he could communicate with the ghost! 🤦🏻‍♂️👻 4mo
Clare-Dragonfly I kind of figure Luke is being sarcastic here. But it‘s hard to tell with Shirley Jackson characters! 4mo
RaeLovesToRead @Clare-Dragonfly Quite possibly! Or just optimistic 🤣 @DaveGreen7777 😅 @dabbe 🍸 4mo
dabbe @RaeLovesToRead I also think that's what makes him all full of his bravado! 🤩 4mo
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CrystalE02
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This is one of those types of books that I don't read a lot of. I liked it but didn't love it. It did creep me out. I rated this book a 3 out of 5 stars.

lazydaizee I have seen the film version of this story, now I must read the book. 4mo
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Lizpixie
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Bk12 of #Scarathlon is done! I listened to the audiobook which was 7hrs long, a few of the hours on the time are extra from Troubled Blood which I‘m reading in print. After reading the new sequel, I had to go back & read the original. Creepy, dark & melancholic. #31x31 #Falling4Books #Rushathon #Spookaween #AfterDarkBingo #BodyCountBingo #LittenListen #PromptMaze #ErasGhostBingo #BookspinBingo #FangtasticReadathon👇 #SpookyGhostClub 3291pts

Lizpixie By the way, I hate that the audiobook cover is the movie tie-in. I don‘t mind the movie(schlocky horror I love!)I just don‘t like movie/tv covers. (edited) 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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TheSpineView Well done! 4mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 4mo
Andrew65 Excellent 👏👏👏 4mo
Catsandbooks 🙌🏼🦇🧡 4mo
Read4life Fantastic! 🍁👻🎃 4mo
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DebinHawaii
The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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#ScarathlonPhotoChallenge

I feel like this book & especially the cover of this edition has a distinct #FallAutumn vibe.🍂🍁🍂 Hoping to watch the Netflix series this weekend.

+6 #Scarathlon points for Team #SpookyGhostClub 👻🖤

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Lizpixie
The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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I watched the amazing series The Haunting Of Hill House on Netflix yesterday. Every time I watch it I find new things that connect to each other, it‘s truly a brilliant adaptation. #Scarathlon #SpookyGhostClub 101pts

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i.z.booknook
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Having just read one book of hers, I already feel like Shirley Jackson is going to be a new favourite author of mine. Her prose is sublime, layered, intricate, loaded and somehow effortless. This book was a beautiful mix between classic, jump-scare horror and psychological torment. Written and set in the 1950s it brilliantly reflects themes of feminism, loneliness, identity and more. (Continued in my comments 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻)

i.z.booknook The dialogue was superb, with many a sarcastic comment and outright lie, making you doubt what you see and hear from the characters as they doubt each other. I felt pretty scared reading in bed at night before going to sleep! Reading in broad daylight on the tube was a bit more manageable. I‘m really looking forward to reading more Jackson! 4mo
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quietjenn
The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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Enjoying some seasonal reading, and revisiting this for the first time since I was a teenager. I picked it up so I could follow along with the online reading lead by Ruth Franklin, but as is usually the case, I just couldn't stick to the schedule. 🫤🤷‍♀️

batsy Such a good book. 4mo
LeahBergen What @batsy said. 👍 4mo
TheLudicReader Love that cover. 4mo
Cathythoughts I loved this one. Great cover 👍🏻❤️ 4mo
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gossamerchild
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Started and finished this tonight on a whim. I loved it the first time and appreciated it even more the second time, especially after reading “A haunting on the hill“ earlier this month.

So so good.

#scarathlon Team #BOOklovers @bookwormjillk

Bookwormjillk 👻🎃👻🎃 4mo
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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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Shirley Jackson is the GOAT for spooky season reading! And if you haven‘t watched the miniseries from a few years ago, start it tonight! It‘s so so good. #scarathlonphotochallenge #haunt #blackcatcrew

BookwormAHN Yay 🐈‍⬛️ 5mo
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AmandaBlaze
The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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Eggs Perfect 🎃 5mo
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LinesUponAPage
The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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Watched this Stephen King produced series from 2001. What a doozy… this is based on the book The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson.

Is it fun when a cameo is done by the so called directors or authors of movies- like Stan Lee in all of his Marvel Movies? I think so, what do you think?

#scarathlon #TeamCryptKeeper @LiseWorks
#halloweenmovies @Clwojick @StayCurious

CatLass007 Finding Alfred Hitchcock in all of his films was fun. 5mo
LinesUponAPage @CatLass007 yes, that was! 5mo
Ruthiella I like it when directors do that too, like M. Night Shyamalan. 5mo
LinesUponAPage @Ruthiella cool. Honestly, I‘ve never seen any of his movies. I know, I‘m odd. 5mo
LiseWorks Haven't seen this one. I will keep an eye on it. 5mo
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kelli7990
The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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Day 17 of the #scarathlon photo challenge - Haunt

Today, I‘m sharing this book that I have on my Audible app. It has the word Haunt in it. I‘ve never read a Shirley Jackson book. This book sounds good. I‘ve been wanting to read it for a long time. Maybe I‘ll read it this month. I think it would be perfect for spooky season and all I want to read this month is spooky books.

#HHC

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kezzlou85
Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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#Scarathlon #TeamCryptKeepers #PhotoChallenge
Day 17: Haunt. I read the book when younger and did watch the TV series which was good. @LiseWorks

LiseWorks I watched the series as well. It was good. 5mo
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LadyCait84
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dabbe 🖤🧡🖤 5mo
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IndoorDame
The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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#mansion #haunt Shirley Jackson is a master of horror, but it‘s possible the screen adaptations of her work have been even creepier. #AutumnPlease @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks #scarathlonphotochallenge #skeletoncrew @Emilymdxn

Eggs Wow 😯 what an image!! 5mo
dabbe I was thinking of this one, too! My all-time fave Halloweeny story. Now I'll have to think of something else! 🤩😃🤗 5mo
IndoorDame @dabbe I don‘t think I get to claim a monopoly on one of the most famous horror stories in the canon 😆😆😆 5mo
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SomedayAlmost
The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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Photo challenge: Haunt. One of my fave reads & the wall sign I just crafted with my sister. #Scarathlon#photochallenge #beetlejuice #Halloweencrafts #TeamWhoYaGonnaCall

5feet.of.fury 🪲🧃 love it! 5mo
FlynnDewey It's showtime! 5mo
SomedayAlmost He stopped by the craft class actually. Fun ghost/actor… 5mo
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Lin3han
The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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Spending all night watching The Haunting of Hill House with my love! He‘s never seen it and this is my 3rd rewatch. All nighter! 👻 #scarathlon #creepinitreal #cir

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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What can I say? It's a queer horror classic and a fucking masterpiece. This is my third reread. Excellent #audiobook narration by Bernadette Dunne. Now onto the new sequel of sorts, by Elizabeth Hand, that just came out. A group of people return to Hill House!! Can't wait for the house to fuck them up.

tpixie Oh! I didn‘t know about the sequel! Maybe I need to do a re-read! (edited) 5mo
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @tpixie a reread is never not a good idea, imho 5mo
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Bookworm54
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This tv show (and the others in this series) has me constantly checking the shadows for any hidden spooks!

#Shadow #ScarathlonPhotoChallenge #Scarathlon #MagicalMonsters

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Morr_Books
The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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This is my 2nd time reading this, & I enjoyed it as much this time as I had the 1st time. I think my favorite horror reads are the ones where people go mad in creepy houses. If anyone has recommendations of other house related horror, please let me know.

#Scarathlon #SpookyGhostClub #rushathon #littenlisten #31by31 #falling4books #spookoween @Clwojick @Andrew65 @aperfectmjk @catsandbooks @Read4life @TheSpineView @DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES

Read4life 🍁👻🎃 5mo
pilardib I guess this one could count as going mad in a creepy house but it's a completely different vibe. I liked it as well. 5mo
Morr_Books Thank you, @pilardib ! I added it to my TBR. 5mo
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TheSpineView Fantastic!🤩📖📚 5mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 5mo
willaful Have you already read We Have Already Lived in the Castle? 5mo
Andrew65 Well done👏👏👏 Have you read the tagged book, I‘ve not read it but know some people whose opinion I respect that rave about it. There is also a sequel to the book. 5mo
Catsandbooks 👍🏼👻💜 5mo
AmandaBlaze Elizabeth Hand just came out with A Haunting on the Hill, which is the first “authorized” return to Hill House. 5mo
Morr_Books @willaful I have read that one. I do enjoy Shirley Jackson stories a lot! 5mo
Morr_Books @Andrew65 thank you! I saved that one on my tbr, and I didn't know about the sequel. I saved the sequel to my tbr as well. Thanks @AmandaBlaze 5mo
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Nessavamusic
The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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Nessavamusic #31by31 #spookaween #ispybingo 3.5 hours of reading! Word Search - 166 words! (edited) 5mo
dabbe 🧡🎃🧡 5mo
emz711 I just did this one a couple months ago 5mo
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Morr_Books
The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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Read4life Well done! 🍁👻🎃 5mo
Andrew65 That‘s brilliant- well done 👏👏👏 5mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 5mo
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TheSpineView Fantastic!🤩 5mo
Bookwormjillk 🎃👻🎃👻🎃 5mo
Catsandbooks Awesome! 🧡 5mo
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mspixieears
The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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“Please, sir,” Luke was saying meekly, “who is planchette?” (ch 7, pt 2; p187 in my copy)

On the home stretch of this deliciously spooky tale and really enjoying the way the characters are written and how their interior worlds are related to the reader. Bonus: the other hand/matching mani for the cover 🙂

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SomedayAlmost
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Shirley Jackson the black cat by a black bat in the black night. #Scarathlon #black #photochallenge #TeamWhoYaGonnaCall

FlynnDewey Ohhhh, I feel like you didn't get permission to get the photo. Look at that scowl. :P 5mo
bthegood 🖤🖤 5mo
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mspixieears
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“Hill House, she thought, you‘re as hard to get into as heaven.” (29)

The above line made me chuckle!

More trying to match manis to book covers; other hand has grey (and light green accent).

dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 5mo
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iaietta
L'incubo di Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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4-/5⭐️
Un romanzo dell'orrore che si addentra nella psiche dei personaggi, lasciando che le loro paure e insicurezze siano più protagoniste dei fantasmi che abitano la casa.

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Deblovestoread
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I‘m a big wimp…even your post creeps me out. 😂

1) My first scary movie was the 1963 movie of the tagged. I watched it on tv at a neighbors. I think I was in 3rd or 4th grade. No sleep for me.
2) 1976 - The Omen that was the last scary movie attempt…scared the 💩 out of me.

Tagging anyone who hasn‘t played yet

@dabbe

dabbe #1: Have you read the book? I absolutely LOVE it and read it every October. Loved the 1963 movie, too. We watch that every year as well.
#2: I saw that once and almost 💩 my pants as well! 🧡🖤🧡
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AmyG I forgot Hill House. I saw that as a kid and it scared the crap put of me. The Omen is a great movie. (edited) 6mo
Itchyfeetreader The omen is one that I actually loved and am. It at all a scary film kind of person! 6mo
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emz711
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I just finished last night and was underwhelmed. I think we have always lived in the castle was a creepier slow burn.

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Jjaxn95
The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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I‘m exactly halfway through this book and I‘m really struggling. I watched the first episode of the Netflix adaptation and stopped to read the book first (of course) but it‘s proving to be rather boring. Also, the word “veranda” has been used at least 40 times and I‘m about to lose my mind if I see it again 😵‍💫 hopefully the last half picks up

Sleepswithbooks After hearing so many raves about this book, I was excited to read it a couple years ago. I found it boring too. Meh 😑 8mo
dabbe The 1963 movie is excellent IMHO. 😀 8mo
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IamIamIam
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I love everything about this book. Listening to it was such a different experience, too. I related so much to Eleanor's emptiness and feeling displaced, especially being familiar with Jackson's stories about motherhood and the loss of self that comes with it. This is one of those books you can grow with and see different perspectives at different stages of life. ❤️👻

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TracyReadsBooks
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Dark, atmospheric, & with a creeping sense of wrongness stalking the pages from the opening line, this book is a masterclass in horror—easy to see why it is regarded as a classic. Jackson knows full well it is what is seen out of the corner of your eye, the noises you only just hear, &, most of all, one‘s own imagination that can propel one‘s fears to the greatest heights & lead to inevitable, often terrible consequences. This is a good one.

batsy Yes! It's so atmospheric and I love how the sense of dread builds up. 10mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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reading.rainb0w
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I can't tell you how many times I've heard Stephen King reference this book in his novels, so I'm giving it a shot for myself.

Fun fact about me: I have to listen to audiobooks sped up a little because I feel they read.so.sloooowlyyyy otherwise, and then I lose focus and stop paying attention. Maybe it's just me? Maybe it's ADHD. Either way, I find 1.25 works best for me. ⏭️

#audiobook #speedreader #hauntedhouse #classic

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AmyK1
The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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“The house was vile. She shivered and thought, the words coming freely into her mind, Hill House is vile, it is diseased; get away from here at once.”

Horror is definitely not my thing. I‘m a big baby about being scared 😱😂 I wasn‘t sure I‘d finish this book club pick & wasn‘t at all excited to read it. But I did end up liking it & didn‘t think it was scary at all. 3.75 ⭐️

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Atheall
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Picked up this book because I‘m a fan of the Netflix series by Mike Flanagan. Less horror and more terror feel for this book and that made it feel more immersive for me. I felt as if I were going through changes with Eleanor and her psyche throughout the book. 3.5/5 ⭐️

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elisebarker
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This book is absolutely nothing like the show 😅 I think the only similarities are the names! I still found it unsettling and I enjoyed how quick it was!

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LaurenMags
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Shirley Jackson is a literary master. I love the character building of Eleanor and her relationship with all of the other characters. In the end I have lots of questions but that is one of the reasons I love this book so much.

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RomanJugg
Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson

Great book! Still love the first paragraph after all these years.

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IndoorDame
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I‘ve had mixed feelings about Shirley Jackson in the past, but this was perfect! I also watched the TV adaptation this month which was only loosely based on this, but interestingly included a number of original lines from the book itself even though the plot was completely reworked. I also found the adaptation much scarier!!!

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Deblovestoread
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1) Elementary years: Tagged High School: The Omen.
2) Harry Potter and Alice Hoffman‘s Practical Magic books
3) my favorite orange and black flannel shirt

#WondrousWednesday

persephone1408 I totally agree with the haunting of hill house...it creeped me out so bad and I don't scare easily. 1y
Eggs 🎃🧡😱 1y
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julesG
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#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

Thanks for the tag @Texreader

1) I can't remember a single one and I'm not quite sure what that might say about me. Maybe - and that's a very big maybe - the tagged book/film (film the 1963 version, not the Liam Neeson and Catherine Zeta-Jones one)

2) Pratchett's Wyrd Sisters

3) browns and oranges - but mainly because my go to snuggly/cozy/warm clothes have those colours

Tag! @khooliha @Read-y_Picker @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Thanks for the tag! 1y
Eggs Thanks for playing 💀🎃👻 1y
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candc320
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Finally finished up The Haunting of Hill House and have moved on to The Haunting of Bly Manor! Also found time to fit in Ghostbusters 2. #scarathlon2022 #teamslaughter

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Nelnjali
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4.5⭐ If you are looking for a quick, spooky listen, I highly recommend The Haunting of Hill House narrated by David Warner. I thoroughly enjoyed this rendition of the tale.

#Scarathlon2022
#TeamMonsterMash