Book Review of The Haunting of Hill House

The Haunting of Hill House
The Haunting of Hill House
Author: Shirley Jackson
Genre: Horror
Book Type: Paperback
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By the tingling of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes. Shirley Jackson is a master of the macabre: she can give Ray Bradbury a run for the money any day, except that her prose is beautiful and refreshing. A professor hires three cohorts to spend the summer with him in a haunted house researching the supernatural. Spooky? Yes! Spirits? Of course! Who ya gonna call? Enter Mrs. Professor, a maven of transmogrification and existential transcendentalism. Look for an unexpected ending, but dont look for the flash and dash of the movie; theres only a vague comparison.