|Plot Summary of The Haunting of Hill House|
Four people spend creepy nights in Hill House, believed to be haunted by it's deceased owners. Shy inhabitant finds herself strangely attracted to house's past. Story develops nicely, surprisingly suspenseful, believable events and characters.
This synopsis report prepared by David L.
|Chapter Analysis of The Haunting of Hill House|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
How difficult to spot villain?
- Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues
Time/era of story:
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- Why do they stay in the haunted house/boat?
Small town people:
- sinister, like an X-Files Gomer Pyle
- fancy mansion
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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