|Plot Summary of The Haunting of Hill House|
|"Four people spend creepy nights in Hill House, believed to be haunted by it's deceased owners. Shy inhabitant finds herself strangely attracted to house's past. Story develops nicely, surprisingly suspenseful, believable events and characters. "
David L., Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Haunting of Hill House|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
How difficult to spot villain?
- Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues
Time/era of story:
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- Why do they stay in the haunted house/boat?
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How much violence does he/she use?
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- natural phenomena
Has special powers?
Magical/mental powers of main antagonist:
- is very quick
- can change shapes
- mind reading
- super strength
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an average amount
Motive of antagonist
Small town people:
- sinister, like an X-Files Gomer Pyle
- fancy mansion
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
How many deaths?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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