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“"My name is Mary Katherine Blackwood. I am eighteen years old, and I live with my sister Constance. I have often thought that with any luck at all I could have been born a werewolf, because the two middle fingers on both my hands are the same length, but I have had to be content with what I had....”see full review » see other reviews »
“Creepy but really fun to read something other than The Lottery. You gotta love Merricat.”kusscate wrote this review 12 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Easily one of the best books I have ever read. It's brilliant writing, and the characters draw you in so quickly. I haven't been this emotionally invested in a book in a long time. You truly feel like you know the characters. ”Carley Guillorn wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book is strange.”sunkissedshadow wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“My words won't do this one justice--poetic imagery, superior characterization.. Read it NOW.. LOL”Kimberly wrote this review Monday, April 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“OOOOooooo, soo spooky! I love everything I've read by Jackson. This might be my favorite so far because it's just so twisted up and dark. It's impossible to figure out who to be scared of and who to align with, and I think the characters feel the exact same way!”BriToe wrote this review Friday, April 19, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book kept me on the edge of my seat for the first half, then had me shaking my head in disbelief for most of the second half, and at the end I would have heaved it at the wall had it not been an audiobook - don't want to damage my mp3 player. A truly strange story, with characters that are, essentially crazy. For most of the book, I thought Constance was the sane one, but really, pretty much every character was completely nuts. Two good things - Shirley Jackson is a great writer, and the narration by Bernadette Dunn was excellent.
I'm giving it my three-stars-that should-be-two-and-a-half stars that means didn't love it, didn't hate it. I didn't hate it until the end, and at least it kept my interest throughout, which is a lot more than the majority of books I've read lately have been able to do.”
“One of the scariest books I've read. ”tstan wrote this review Sunday, April 14, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“By the author of The Haunting of Hill House, a disturbing and creepy story. That's what is it-not so much a book as a story. And at the end, I realized that I grew up near a house where 2 old women lived and they never came out of their house and this could have been them-it was even more haunting.”kate k wrote this review Monday, April 8, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A present from my good friend Chloe. A great discovery.”Biddy D wrote this review Thursday, April 4, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I had to let this digest a little before writing a review. It wasn't an edge of your seat something is going to jump out at you scary, but a psychological what the heck creepy! It gave me a kind of hitchcock or twilight zone feel.
Reminded of a small town with the creepy haunted house up on the hill. The women in the story read younger for me than they were, like they were caught up at a young age. I also was thinking of that twilight zone episode with the kid that sent people to the corn field. Excellent! ”