Fortnight of Fright: Horror Book Review – Pamela @ Reading Is Fun Again

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Welcome to our second annual FORTNIGHT OF FRIGHT event!
October 17th – October 31st, 2013

Last year, Alyssa (Books Take You Places) and I really bonded over our mutual love of Halloween and came up with the idea for A FORTNIGHT OF FRIGHT: a two-week long event celebrating everything Halloween and horror-related! We decided to bring it back again this year and we have a TON of fun Halloween things planned for you!

Today we have a wonderful guest review from Pamela at Reading Is Fun Again! Today Pamela is sharing with us one of her favorite reads for the Halloween season! Take it away, Pamela!

Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House is considered one of the best haunted house stories ever written. In this story, Dr. John Montague invites three people to stay with him in a haunted house for the summer. He wants to gain evidence of paranormal activity. Unfortunately, paranormal activity is what he and his guests experience. What starts off as a fun and possibly silly summer quickly becomes a terrifying one. Hill House is lonely and wants one of them to come home to stay forever.

The Haunting of Hill House will make you think twice about that creak or knock in the middle of the night. Please read my full review on Reading Is Fun Again.

Title: The Haunting of Hill House
Author: Shirley Jackson
First Published: 1959
Pamela’s Review: The Haunting of Hill House – Review
Goodreads Blurb:First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is 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.

To read Pamela’s full review on her blog, please visit the link above! I’ve heard that this is quite the horrifying book — and lucky for Alyssa because she just got it for All Hallow’s Read! Happy reading!

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