Tales From the Bitface (Posts about ghost stories)https://devilgate.org/enContents © 2020 <a href=”mailto:martin@devilgate.org”>Martin McCallion</a> Thu, 11 Jun 2020 11:57:46 GMTNikola (getnikola.com)http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssThe Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (Books 2019, 13)https://devilgate.org/blog/2019/08/21/the-haunting-of-hill-house-by-shirley-jackson-books-2019-13/Martin McCallion<p><img src=”https://devilgate.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/img_3127.jpg” class=”size-full wp-image-5818” width=”3175” height=”2878”></p> <p>A genuinely chilling, even scary, ghost story, is not something you read that often. Or I don’t, these days, at least.</p> <p>Combine that with compelling characters, comedy, and tragedy, and you’ve got kind of a small masterpiece.</p> <p>I only say “small” because it’s quite short. I only know Jackson from a film version of “The Lottery” that they used to show us in school. I’m not sure <em>why</em> they showed us it, exactly, because we didn’t study it in English, and as far as I recall we didn’t discuss it. I think maybe it was a sort of treat, and the school only had a few films, that it showed repeatedly. These were actual <em>films</em>, I should add. Played on a projector, watched on a screen.</p> <p>Anyway Jackson’s story always stuck with me, and now this one joins it.</p> Booksbooks 2019ghost storieshauntinghttps://devilgate.org/blog/2019/08/21/the-haunting-of-hill-house-by-shirley-jackson-books-2019-13/Wed, 21 Aug 2019 22:23:19 GMT