Review; The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
Description from Goodreads
The classic supernatural thriller by an author who helped define the genre. 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.
My Thoughts on the Book
I understand why The Haunting of Hill House is considered a classic. It's atmospheric and the author writes such great descriptions that it's easy to visualise everything. The plot itself is also a bit interesting with the various characters. I would highly recommend this book.