Is it really haunted? – “The Haunting of Hill House”, by Shirley Jackson

Before we start with the review, note that it contains some spoilers. So, if you haven’t read the book, you should probably close this window!

Having said that, I’d like to declare myself as a lover of classic horror and mystery. That being said, I find the idea of old haunted mansions, abandoned hospitals, psychiatrics and cemeteries, the perfect setting for a scary novel. And Shirley Jackson’s novels seem to be the perfect fit for me.

Ghosts, poltergeists or mentally ill people are the perfect characters that include my ideal novel, so in this case, if you’ve read the book, you’ll know that we have a few of these things: Hill House and Eleanor Vance.

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Old school ghost stories are back – Review of Asylum, by Madeleine Roux

Madeleine Roux is a New York Times bestselling author of Asylum, the book I’m here to review today. She has won the “Teen Indie Next List Pick” for her first book published in eleven countries. She graduated in the writing program at the Beloit College. Other published books of the same author are Sanctum, Catacomb, House of Furies and Court of Shadows. She will publish Tomb of Ancients in 2019. Madeleine now lives in Seattle.

 

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