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A Ghostly Tale told in a Classic Style,
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This review is from: This House Is Haunted (Paperback)
This novel should definitely appeal to those of us who have also read 'The Woman in Black' by Susan Hill . The style is similarly easy to engage with although it should be noted that 'This House is Haunted' is a slightly longer book containing a total of 297 pages. Another positive aspect common to both novels , in my opinion, is the absence of gratuitous swear words ( or in fact , any swearing) .
A negative aspect to this book is that it can tend to be slightly clichéd and predictable at times. This is all too aptly illustrated when the heroine of the book goes into an overtly anti-biblical/ anti-Christian rant when conversing with a vicar who (surprise , surprise) is rendered impotent to give a satisfactory answer to objections to the Christian faith that she had expressed. It actually seemed to me that this was most probably the author's own personal (typically modern, trendy ) view being showcased through the character instead of what the heroine would most likely have thought herself when one considers the context of the time in which the book is set .
This unfortunate section aside , I did quite enjoy reading the rest of the novel and I liked the style in which it has been written but I have a slight preference for 'The Woman in Black' overall.