The Haunting of Hill House

The Haunting of Hill House

Book - 2013
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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 powers--and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2013.
ISBN: 9780143122357
Characteristics: l, i, 235 pages ; 22 cm.


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ChiPubLib_Adults Sep 05, 2013

Hill House is known for being haunted. It has been empty for years and now four visitors come to investigate the paranormal incidents at the house. Their visit goes from eerie to frightening when it is revealed that the house has plans for one of them. Jackson's classic is notable for her gifted ... Read More »

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Apr 09, 2019

Hauntingly great. A must read for those who love the horror genre. Spookiness with suspense awaiting for you at each turn of page.

ArapahoeSusanW Apr 04, 2019

This rating would be higher had I NOT watched (and loved) the Netflix series. This is one of those rare instances where the screen adaptation is vastly superior to the book. Unfortunately, this iconic horror novel suffers in comparison.The book is old school horror, dark and foreboding vs. gory and violent. The suspense builds nicely and it's mostly a psychological thriller.
The end was kind of a let down, and it's a real disappointment after the series but still worth a read.

LPL_KatieF Mar 03, 2019

2019 Book Squad Reading Goals - Ghost story

Feb 21, 2019

Netflix adapted this book for tv series and it's streaming right now.

Feb 21, 2019

Best read in a couple of sittings, and preferably when you are alone and it's dark outside and the wind is howling.

Jan 31, 2019

Beautiful writing (on both characters and scenes), in short volume, makes me forever hover over Eleanor's perception (illusion, hallucination). I wished I could transcend the juvenile horrific effect.
More pleasure than horror, Hill House haunts me to desire with nothing to fear.

Dec 01, 2018

Great read.

IndyPL_DarleneF Oct 23, 2018

One of the best gothic horror books of all time. Creepy and suspenseful.

Sep 05, 2018

A creepy thriller and a great psychological portrait of a lonely woman. I came to this after seeing the 1963 movie adaptation. Both are marvelous!

Jun 20, 2018

This is a definitely creepy story. I wouldn't it consider it really scary however it was a good read!

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lizbachelder thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 15 and 99


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