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The Halloween Tree

The Halloween TreeThe Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was such a perfect little book to help foster the Halloween spirit.

Ray Bradbury is a master of atmosphere. One of the most atmospheric Halloween books I’ve ever read is Something Wicked This Way Comes, and this tiny book spins just a compelling a spell. Bradbury just had an amazing grasp on what makes Halloween special. It’s a little dated, but in my opinion that just upped the nostalgia factor. Continue reading “The Halloween Tree”

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The Haunting of Hill House

The Haunting of Hill HouseThe Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book was so weird. The reason I picked up this book because it was billed as a classic of the horror genre. I went in expecting a haunted house story, but ended up watching someone go slowly insane. Yes, I did get a little of the haunted house I was hoping for around the middle of the book. However, as the novel drew to an end, Jackson presented the supernatural elements in such a way that the reader can’t be sure that those elements actually were supernatural, but could have instead been committed by someone with blood still pumping through their veins. Continue reading “The Haunting of Hill House”

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