Monday, April 7, 2014

This House Is Haunted

Resolute. Readers who have read all of Dickens more than once and still crave a Victorian ghost story should rush out at once to read John Boyne’s novel, This House is Haunted. Boyne’s writing should please both fans of this genre as well as general readers who appreciate good writing. The life of protagonist Eliza Caine becomes upended following the death of her father. She has to leave her London home which had been leased since her income is inadequate to pay the rent. She accepts an advertised job as governess to two children at Gaudlin Hall. Upon her arrival, the glorious gothic action commences. Boyne’s fine writing keeps the story from becoming cliché. Eliza is a resolute character whom Boyne develops with care. I was thoroughly entertained by this excursion to a genre that I read very rarely. Thanks to Boyne’s skill, I was totally entertained. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase This House is Haunted from

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