The Haunting of Hill House

The Haunting of Hill House

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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, the 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 powers—and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.

Title:The Haunting of Hill House
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780143039983
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    The Haunting of Hill House Reviews

  • Michael

    I'm falling in love with this book all over again as I re-read it. The premise is that of a science experiment--an academic exercise to test the reality of house-haunting. I love the fact that the ope...

  • Bill Kerwin

    The Haunting of Hill House (1959) is justly revered as an exemplar of the horror genre, not only because its plot provides the template for all those haunted house tales to come, but also because its ...

  • Keith

    Erm. This book was lent to me with the assurance that it was one of the ten-or-so greatest horror novels of all time. So, just having finished it, I'm already forgetting having read it. The two stars ...

  • Jeffrey Keeten

    ”No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream. Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against i...

  • Fabian

    This book is not about fear but rather about the love of being afraid--for the ravenous gauging of limits. Adrenaline is searched for.... neurosis & a dreadful collective paranoia ensues. & cause, nat...

  • Stephen

    Shirley Jackson, you saucy little devil, where have you been all my life? I never knew she could spread prose like this. This is an impressive bit of work and definitely belongs among the classics of ...

  • emma

    Honestly, all you need to know about my reading experience with this book is the following:- I never (EVER!!!!) get scared of books.- My least favorite genre of movie is horror, because they're not sc...

  • Maria

    1,6/5 Stars ⭐️⭐️“No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality.” This book was so conflicting to me... not in terms of the plot but it terms o...

  • Julie

    Hand me my damn smelling salts. . . please.I feel like I'm recovering from the flu, finishing this read. It's been a disorienting time. . . just like a nasty run-in with influenza: headaches, sleeples...

  • Shawn

    Why rehash what the 5 star reviewers say below? Why even engage the lame arguments by the people who didn't enjoy the book (weak ending? unrealistic dialogue!? not enough happens!?! Christ, people, ha...