The Little Stranger

by | Publisher: Virago
Average vote of 703
| 16 total contributions of which 15 reviews , 0 quotes , 0 images , 1 note , 0 video
Reprint: 2018In 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 crumb ...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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