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The Haunting of Hill House

The Haunting of Hillhouse, by Shirley Jackson

Don’t worry about spoilers if you’ve already seen the Netflix series: the only thing that Shirley Jackson’s masterpiece has in common with the show are the names of the characters. You may wish that you knew what was coming, though, because this story, will have your hair standing straight up from your head.

Our window into haunted house is Eleanor, a fascinating character we cannot trust, and yet we root for as the house does what it does. Unlike a lot of horror, this finalist for the National Book Award is as literary as it is terrifying. Don’t read it before bed, but definitely read it if you love a ripping good spooky story.

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