The Haunting of Hill House – Shirley Jackson

51fVXztE8vL._AC_US436_QL65_I first read The Haunting of Hill House in 2010, and I really can’t remember it now. My memory is that bad, but what I do always remember is my reaction to a book and whether it is one that I will want to reread in the future. It was, I kept it safe on my shelf until now.

A week or two ago I saw Netflix were advertising a new series based on The Haunting of Hill House and it looked ok. Wrong, it’s great! Properly spooky with a touch of black humour, which I love. However, the last two episodes are disappointing. The story is tied up too neatly and the narrator at the end (Steven) goes on and on and on; it’s a  bit too sentimental for me. Don’t let that put you off, the rest is really, really good.

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So the obvious thing was to pick up my copy of the book and reread it. I started reading this afternoon and not surprisingly I can’t remember a thing! Even though I am only at page 20, I can see that the series has so much of this book in it and I love that. Not sure which is better yet, if either, but really looking forward to enjoying this all over again.

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