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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Haunting of Hill House - Summer 2010 - Genre: Horror

Genre #3 -- Horror
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
read 6/5/2010 - 6/7/2010

Well, I must say, reading a horror book is a lot better than watching a horror movie. I wanted to get the horror genre over with as soon as possible; however, I actually somewhat enjoyed this book. Granted, it has a psychological dimension to it that I found quite intriguing. It's fun when an author messes with your mind, and you're not quite sure what is really going on. At the end of the book, I found myself tempted to reread some of it, just so I could figure out what exactly did happen. But I have a feeling that a rereading wouldn't be able to answer all my questions. I enjoyed the ambiguity and the freedom to interpret the ghosts as a trick of the mind.
This book was part of my 2010 summer reading program.

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