The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

The Haunting of Hill House

Shirley Jackson

fiction classics horror literary dark mysterious tense slow-paced

208 pages | first published 1959

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The greatest haunted house story ever written, the inspiration for a 10-part Netflix series directed by Mike Flanagan and starring Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, and Timothy Hutton First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill H...
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Moods

dark 91%
mysterious 84%
tense 64%
emotional 22%
sad 20%
reflective 14%
adventurous 10%
challenging 10%
funny 4%

Pace

medium 49%
slow 35%
fast 14%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 59% | A mix: 31% | Plot: 8%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 43% | Yes: 30% | No: 23% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 42% | No: 31% | Yes: 25% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 79% | Yes: 8% | It's complicated: 7% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 72% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 8% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.8