“It’s a quintessential gothic novel. It’s very short, but packed with this dense prose and disorientating, multi-sensory experiences.s it unravels, you begin to wonder whether the house is haunted or is it actually something more like The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman—a narrative of mental illness, the fallibility of perception. Or is it that Eleanor has a kind of telekinetic ability where she’s creating these disturbances herself, and she’s the supernatural figure? It does all that in a very short span of time, and it toys with everything that we know about the haunted house.” Read more...
The Best Shirley Jackson Books