The Little Stranger

by | Publisher: Virago Press
Average vote of 699
| 16 total contributions of which 15 reviews , 0 quotes , 0 images , 1 note , 0 video
In a dusty post-war summer in rural Warwickshire, a doctor is called to a patient at lonely Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the Georgian house, once grand and handsome, is now in decline, its masonry crumbling, its gar ...Continua
Wrote 7/13/15
La capacità di questa autrice è impareggiabile.... Riesce a portare il lettore all'interno dell'ambientazione stessa.Quelle descrizioni di grande intensità non ci fanno solo immaginare i luoghi , ma ce li fanno vivere a 360 gradi. Con grande semplic...Continua
ζ Roberta
Wrote 3/10/14
Imagine something loosening itself from one of those corners. Let’s call it – a germ. And let’s say conditions prove right for that germ to develop – to grow, like a child in the womb. What would this little stranger grow into? A sort of shadow-self,...Continua
meng chi
Wrote 8/12/13
只看封面就買下,也沒看簡介,所以是在對故事完全沒有概念,以為像封面一樣溫馨的情況下閱讀的。可見我看到之後有多驚嚇! 本書應是繼承英國大宅院鬼故事的傳統,但是加上貴族沒落,中產興起的階級轉換,以及發生於兩個階級之間的愛情。但是寫出了人心的現實、慾望投射,看似眾人各懷鬼胎,但最後才發現自己才是最大的魔鬼。 最令人佩服的是作者寫作功力,人物對話、敘述者主觀意識、情境描寫流暢自然,毫無匠氣。在讀者沒發現的時候,劇情已經轉折又向前推演了,敘事技巧十分優雅。 ps. 本書看過兩遍 ...Continua
Wrote 3/12/13
Wrote 7/8/11
Too long

A not very compelling ghost story that seemed to go on for ever without getting anywhere. I was glad when I got the the end and wished I had stopped earlier

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