In this blood-curdling story, that imagination weaves the lives of two children, a governess in love with her employer, and a sprawling country house into a flawless story, still unsurpassed as the prototype of modern horror fiction.
Turn of the Screw
It is difficult to read the prose style of Henry James. Long, windy sentences with many parenthetical phrases. But the plot is so engaging that I read through to the tragic end.
The turn of the screw
Fell Asleep Reading It
It's not as good as Daisy Miller. I think Henry James should have elaborated more on Quint and Jessel. They were supposedly evil but why? There were subtle hints but nothing really concrete. Kind of confusing because of that.
The plot was quite intriguing, and kept me on my toes the whole time. The writing could get long-winded sometimes, and it was a bit difficult to understand sometimes (Dickens-esque), but if you get past that (rereading or skimming and skipping), the plot keeps you going and wondering. However, there were too many loose ends for my liking, and the characters remained a mystery. I know that the author purposely did that, that it was his style for the novel, but I just don't like that personally. I would've liked to know at least the children better and had a bit more of a conclusive ending. All in all, it's worth a read, but if you like everything to be neatly tied up, this isn't the book for you.
I read this book for an author assignment as a Junior, and I have to say there were times when it gave me goosebumps, but for the most part, it was kind of hard to get through, especially at parts where there was not a lot going on. James's extensive vocabulary makes busy use of the "define" feature on my iPad, and the ending has you looking up a summary of what the heck just happened. Despite all this, it was a good book to indulge in, and had the perfect feel of a classic ghost story.
By Elena Klein
A quick read, but long enough to captivate you.
By Lovely kid
I had to read this book for a summer reading book for school and I didnt understand this book at all!!!!!
Hate it!! To many big words that i didnt understand
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