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The Canterville Ghost
The Canterville Ghost | Oscar Wilde
WHEN Mr. Hiram B. Otis, the American Minister, bought Canterville Chase, every one told him he was doing a very foolish thing, as there was no doubt at all that the place was haunted. Indeed, Lord Canterville himself, who was a man of the most punctilious honour, had felt it his duty to mention the fact to Mr. Otis when they came to discuss terms.
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mabell
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I loved the portrayal of the bulldozer type American patriarch and his family. Hyperbolically hilarious.

Wilde‘s wit is certainly present in this one, but I didn‘t find it as enjoyably absurd as Importance of Being Earnest (against which all things are measured.) The plot turned surprisingly sappy, and reminded me of The Abbot Ghost by Alcott.

I am looking forward to seeing the Margaret O‘Brien film, though it appears to lack verisimilitude. 😆

CarolynM I haven't read the story but I have seen the film. I enjoyed it but it seemed to me very unlikely that it would have had much in common with the original. 4w
mabell @CarolynM That‘s the impression I got too. But it looks cute! 😄 4w
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BarbaraBB
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“It is absurd asking me to behave myself, quite absurd. I must rattle my chains, and groan through keyholes, and walk about at night, if that is what you mean. It‘s my only reason for existing.”

This was a short read about a ghost who can‘t scare the new American tenants of his old English castle.

In the background the Champions League match between Ajax and Juventus. On to the semi finals we go ⚽️🎉!

batsy I didn't wake up to watch the match but I recorded it 🤓 Ajax, what a feat 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 1mo
jveezer I‘m so excited. Ajax is my Dutch team. My English team didn‘t do quite so well today. 😝 Nor did I expect them too. Ajax to the finals next‼️ 1mo
BarbaraBB @batsy @jveezer This is so unexpected, the team being so young and without any real iconic players. It is super exciting, though it will be hard to keep winning from the great teams! ⚽️ 1mo
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GypsyKat
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I loved this movie years ago and mentioned it to the hubs ( @TheWhiteHatter ) recently. So he put the DVD in my Christmas stocking yesterday, and we‘re watching it now. ❤️

LibrarianRyan I love this version of this movie. 5mo
annkuch13 Oh wow! This movie was the best. How cool that your husband got it for you! 5mo
GypsyKat @LibrarianRyan Me too, it‘s so fun! 5mo
GypsyKat @annkuch13 Right? He‘s the sweetest! 5mo
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DarcysMom
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Catching up on reviews!
#audiobook
#overdrive

Gezemice Sounds fun! I only read a few Oscar Wilde and I need more! 5mo
CoffeeNBooks I love Oscar Wilde! He's one of my favorite authors! 5mo
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DarcysMom
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Tanisha_A I liked it! 👻 5mo
DarcysMom @Tanisha_A Same! So funny! 5mo
Ericalambbrown I need to read this! It‘s one the few of his I haven‘t read 5mo
DarcysMom @Ericalambbrown You should! It is probably my favorite! 5mo
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Tanisha_A
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A humorous novella. Read to know what ensues in the Canterville Chase when an American family moves to England and decides to reside in the house haunted by the Canterville Ghost. The ending is beautiful!
@SerialReader provides this in just 4 issues! Enjoy!
📷: The Halloween decorations at Disneyland, Paris. It was an amazing sight.

batsy Cheery Halloween at Disney! 😁 7mo
erzascarletbookgasm Haven‘t read this but I‘ve enjoyed the TV movie adaptation. 7mo
Tanisha_A @batsy It was a delightful decor! 👻 7mo
Tanisha_A @erzascarletbookgasm Oh there's a movie too?! Will check it out. 7mo
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mabell
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Thanks for the #friyayintro tag @Gissy !

1. Babysitting the new and old canine babies. 🙄🐶❤️😂
2. CST
3. I don't have one, but I loved the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and I hope to get to the Canterville Ghost this year.
4. I almost ONLY reread, but I've found new favorites thanks to Litsy!
5. Will do! 🙌

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Dragon
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Thanks again to Litsy for introducing me to Hoopla! Just listened to this fun short story. (So appropriate for the season. ) An ancient family ghost 👻 meets the new owners of his castle, a Republican and his family. Oscar Wilde is a very witty author.

RestlessFickleBookHoarder I loved this when I read it! 8mo
Dragon Thanks @RestlessFickleBookHoarder I‘m pretty sure I‘ve seen an old movie based on this story. I‘m going to have to make reading the story a Halloween 🎃 tradition 👻 8mo
RestlessFickleBookHoarder I'm kind of wanting to read it again myself! 8mo
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Laura317 This on Libravox was hilarious! 8mo
Dragon Thanks @RestlessFickleBookHoarder 😀👍🐉 8mo
Dragon Thanks @Laura317 Agreed! 😀🐉👍 8mo
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toofondofbooks
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Read this little short story while waiting at the kids' dentist appointments. Such a classic ghost story wit Wilde's sense of humor mixed in.

#litsyclassics #serialreader #ghosts

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thebiasedgirl
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Epic!!😍😍
#humor
#family
#life
#death
Rate:10/10

CarolynM Welcome to Litsy 🌼 9mo
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Sarah83
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Kaye Sarah. Are you having trouble with the app over there too? I can‘t post anything with a picture this morning. 12mo
Sarah83 @Kaye It's the first time I try to post today. Do you use android or Apple? I have some problems the last days, because I am on holiday around the lake constance and I switch the countries so often. 🤷 12mo
ju.ca.no @Kaye I can‘t post either😭😭😭 12mo
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Kaye I‘m on Apple. iPad and iPod. 12mo
Kaye @ju.ca.no I know...it was screwed up all day yesterday. You could post but it was very slow. Now I can‘t post anything with a picture. 12mo
ju.ca.no @Kaye I didn‘t try yesterday... this is the first time I‘m havin problems, hopefully it‘ll end soon... 12mo
DivineDiana I also can‘t post a photo! On an IPhone. 😬 12mo
tricours Can‘t post either... 12mo
Sarah83 @Kaye @tricours @ju.ca.no so sad to hear that... 12mo
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timiddrake
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Light-hearted and snarky ghost story.

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quirkyreader
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I finished number 10. "The Transferred Ghost" by Frank Stockton and number 11. "The Canterville Ghost" by Oscar Wilde. So my #mounttbrchallenge pile is growing. And as I finish them, they are going to new homes.

kspenmoll 👏🏻👏🏻 1y
SilversReviews I LOVE this photo. 1y
Eggs Great photo 1y
LeahBergen I love this photo!! 1y
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megnews
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“He now gave up all hope of ever frightening this rude American family...”
Enjoyed this Serial Reader quick read. Funny story about a ghost who gets the tables turned on him. #SerialReader

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Libby1
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A funny ghost story? Yes, please.

If you haven‘t tried Serial Reader then give it a go! There is a real feeling of achievement each day when I finish my daily allotment. I‘m a total Luddite and near technophobe, but I‘m now hooked!

@SerialReader

RestlessFickleBookHoarder That was my first serial reader and I loved it. 1y
LitLogophile Loved this one and also read it on serial! 😊 1y
Libby1 @LitLogophile and @RestlessFickleBookSlut - I‘m becoming quite addicted to Serial Reader! 1y
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Caroline2
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This was a fun little read! All the sarcasm and and wit as you'd expect from an Oscar Wilde book and some hilarious observations on British aristocracy and Americans! Really enjoyable! 5 stars from me! ⭐️

TrishB Sounds good 👍 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Was there a movie? I think I watched one of the same title.. 2y
Lcsmcat What beautiful Editions! What are they? 2y
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JazzFeathers Read it as a kid and l cried so much l haven't had the guts to read it again. But one day l will because it's really a beautiful story 2y
Caroline2 @erzascarletbookgasm yes I believe there is a movie with Patrick Stewart in it! 2y
Caroline2 @Lcsmcat thanks! If you mean the ones in the background, they are The Great Writers Library editions, they're cheap on eBay at mo! 👍🏻 2y
Caroline2 @JazzFeathers it's a lovely story isn't it! Oscar Wilde is one my favourite authors, his writing is just exceptional!! 😍 2y
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Caroline2
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"The treasure of a great story..." ❤️ ? ?

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BookwormAHN
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I love how diverse all the ghost stories are in this book. My favorite is The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde. #ghastlyghosts #halloweenreads @Tiffy_Reads @JoeStalksBeck & #screamathon @4thhouseontheleft

Cathythoughts Looks great inside & out 2y
ValerieAndBooks I liked that Oscar Wilde story! It‘s in my copy of 2y
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UglyOldBat
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Amusing if a bit silly. A quick read on Serial Reader. Love a bit of Oscar Wilde

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Arkrayder
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It was great re - reading The Canterville Ghost. I've always loved this story and never get tired of Sir Simon and Canterville Chase. This is a perfect book to read when it's raining and there's a log fire in the hearth. Pleasant memories with this one.

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emilyhaldi
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I loved this funny and quick tale of the Canterville Ghost that I read through Serial Reader. #afterlife #junetunz

Reviewsbylola How many issues? 2y
emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola only 4!!! 👍🏻👍🏻 2y
emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola and it made me chuckle 2y
Cinfhen Love the graphics and I love the exchange between you & @Reviewsbylola 😂😂😂I would ask the SAME question 👍🏻 2y
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LitLogophile
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My latest serial was The Canterville Ghost. It's a quick read in which an American family moves to an English home and discovers a snarky ghost who they are decidedly unimpressed with. A very Oscar Wilde combo of morbidity and wit.

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AdaChivers
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It's been ages since I read The Canterville ghost and It is still as good as I remembered! #serialreader

JazzFeathers Cried like a baby 😭 2y
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AudreyMorris
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My first Oscar Wilde ever. A bittersweet short story about an English ghost and the American family that moves into his house.

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Aseleener
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This was a total #blameitonlitsy. Not your typical ghost story! This family deals with ghosts in their new home in a most unusual way, with hilarious results. I literally lol-ed a couple times. 😄 Only 4 issues on @SerialReader 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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AudreyMorris
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I have never read anything by Oscar Wilde. I was not assigned anything while in school, and I have always thought (why?) that I wouldn't like his work. Well this short piece is clever. I have NO IDEA how it will end.

OSChamberlain I didn't read Wilde until I got to University. My English professor was the editor of the 2006 paperback edition and I fell in love with the writing. 2y
JazzFeathers Read it in my teen years. Cried like a baby 2y
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Rachbb3
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These short serial reads are great for when you're having a hard time making it through books. I love the classics!

#maybookflowers

mabell I can't wait to read this! But I'm saving it until Halloween 👻 2y
Rachbb3 @mabell I liked it, it's a sweet and spooky short story. 2y
ValerieAndBooks I liked this one! It's also in this, which I like to dip into every fall (aka Halloween time). 2y
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Nancethepants
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A delightful palate cleanser. Of course the vulgar Americans would overwhelm a genteel 300-year-old English murderer. The Puritanism! The Capitalism! The nasty pranks! Such horror!

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stacybmartin
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I loved this quick and hilarious short story - the story of a boorish American family frustrating a proper English ghost was so snarky and amazing.

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McFarchie
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Loved this 👻Wilde doesn't waste a word 🖋

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McFarchie
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Love me some Oscar Wilde 🤘🏽

ValerieAndBooks I love this story! 2y
minkyb Me too! 2y
Izai.Amorim That's a good one! 2y
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prowlix
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My #BlameitonLitsy is definitely the Serial app! I'm pretty sporadic on using it but I don't think I would have found this app without the Litsy community. I really do love some of the short classics I've found and need to get back into it!

#marchintoreading #classics #serial

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BeckyD
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I forgot about DailyLit. They send books by email for free. They are mostly public domain, like serial reader, but you can get the next issue at any time.

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BeckyD
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I just read my first issue on Serial Reader. I don't know if I'll like the app or not. This book wouldn't take me four days to read otherwise. I'm not sure I want to pay to read ahead when the books are public domain. Does anyone else use this? What do you think?

cariashley I like it, especially for longer books. I did pay to upgrade for the flexibility but felt like it was a donation to a good literary cause. 😊 2y
Bookladylinda I have the app but not using it yet, not really sure if I will like it or not. 🤷🏾‍♀️sorry that probably didn't really help you, 2y
InLibrisVeritas I like it, though it's mostly because I am loaded with books to read and tend to forget about classics. So it's nice to get a little reminder each day to read. It's kind of weird for short stories but great for long novels. I paid for premium because I wanted to save progress and read ahead. 2y
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bookdrunkard78
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I enjoyed this story, and I just found out it's a movie with Patrick Stewart! So, that is in my future. Also, a shout out to #litsy and all the #littens , as I would never have heard of serial reader without you guys! This was my first selection!

Reecaspieces This is my first selection as well!! I am enjoying it. I just started it yesterday. Did not know there was a movie....on my list!! 2y
bookdrunkard78 @Reecaspieces i hope you end up liking it! Looking forward to hearing what you think! 2y
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haileybean
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When you're counting down the hours to read the next issue... 🙈

mom2bugnbee I paid the $2.99 for the full app so I can read ahead when I choose. Is that cheating? 😉 2y
Reviewsbylola I did the same! @mom2bugnbee They had me when they said the $2.99 fee helped support the app. I felt like I was doing something very charitable. 😂 2y
haileybean I paid for it too! I just like having that anticipation of "It's coming!" I guess. ? 2y
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BookBelle84
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This actually works for my review and #ereader. I really enjoyed this story, a different take on a ghost and the lines at the end were beautiful. Serial Reader has become quite popular for me on my phone though I no longer use my kindle. I prefer to have the actual books for the most part. #seasonsreadings2016 @RealLifeReading

Suzze I'm with you on the real books. I was Facetiming with my sister this morning and we both complained that we never think about the ebooks we haven't read, because the real ones stare at us begging to be read. 2y
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Brinx
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I appreciate Wilde's writing style. Not your conventional ghost story.

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rohit-sawant
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So loving Serial Reader. Enjoyed reading this wonderful tale, funny and moving by turns. It'll definitely be a part of my Halloween read from now on.

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JackOBotts
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My first taste of Wilde. I absolutely enjoyed this quick, comedic & sweet read.

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JackOBotts
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Show your ghosts some respect...yeesh. 😂

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JackOBotts
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I'm loving the touches of humor and social commentary.

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pppooraikul
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My old love for this #allhallowsread and #octphotochallenge. I lost my old school-book version in which the Canterville Ghost was illustrated oiling his rattling chains. But this version is also beautiful. #witchorghost

KVanRead Must read this! I loved the movie! 3y
pppooraikul @KVanRead And I haven't watched the movie yet. I'll definitely check it out! 😁 3y
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myexpandingbookshelf
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Enjoying this one so much! Definitely going to try more Oscar Wilde too!

#reading #classics #shortstory #funny #fantasy #ghost #halloween

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DuckOfDoom
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#notsoscary
Actually, it was rather funny. Especially how the ghost renewed the bloodstain every day 😊

LeahBergen I just finished this on @SerialReader today, too! 3y
myexpandingbookshelf I'm half way through this on @SerialReader and I'm loving it! It's just so funny! Such an easy read. 3y
the_hibernator I lived this one as a teen. Haven't read it for a while though 3y
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Legxleg
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For Halloween reading I'm easing in with a funny story about a ghost who finds he has bitten off more than he can chew (haunt?) when a new family moves into his house. I thought it was a fun, quick read that gives me a plan of attack if I'm ever haunted 😜 👻

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Caterina
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This quick read starts off hysterical: a practical American family moves into a haunted British house and stubbornly refuses to be properly haunted by the poor ghost. It gets strangely moralistic in the last quarter, but not enough to ruin the read. I just prefer the first half over the second. A quick, funny, not at all scary read! #serialreader #allhallowsread

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