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.
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.