Genre: <span>Horror</span>

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

The Haunting of Hill House is more eerie than scary. Jackson’s writing is so tight and so descriptive in ways that make you think about ordinary things, like houses, differently. The plot itself is not outstanding, maybe because it’s almost become a template of haunted house stories. Three people, Eleanor, …

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

I finished Something Wicked This Way Comes several days ago, but have been putting off writing about it. Usually I put my thoughts down as soon as I can after finishing a book – I’m notoriously forgetful and if I wait too long I lose a lot of most books. …

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

Thanks to RIP and FrightFall, I tend to read a few scarier than usual books in October each year. It’s probably the one time of the year when I actually read horror books on purpose anymore. I read way more back in the days of Anne Rice’s vampires and witches, …

The Diary of a Madman by Guy de Maupassant

In general, I’m more likely to read novellas than short stories. but RIP XIII’s Peril of the Short Story is a good excuse to pick some up. I’m not sure how “The Diary of a Madman” by  Guy de Maupassant came to my attention, but it’s one of those stories that …

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