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Exquisite horror: Shirley Jackson’s ‘The Haunting of Hill House’

No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream. Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it had stood … Continue reading

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A Truly Terrifying Read: ‘The Stepford Wives’ by Ira Levin (1972)

I don’t usually read scary books, because I terrify embarrassingly easily and feel I don’t need any encouragement.  Every now and then, however, a book will slip through the net and on occasion, I won’t be ashamed to admit quite … Continue reading

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