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The Woman in Black (Random House Movie Tie-In Books)

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ISBN13: 9780307745316
ISBN10: 0307745317
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Atmospheric, dreary, hallucinatory. This is a story told with an English sensibility of calmness set against a backdrop of impending horror. You can see it coming, but logic tells you it can't be real. No blood, no gore, just terrifying imagery and psychological shivers. However, the 2012 movie starring Daniel Radcliffe... not remotely scary or entertaining.
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A classic ghost story: the chilling tale of a menacing specter haunting a small English town. Arthur Kipps is an up-and-coming London solicitor who is sent to Crythin Gifford — a faraway town in the windswept salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway — to attend the funeral and settle the affairs of a client, Mrs. Alice Drablow of Eel Marsh House. Mrs. Drablow's house stands at the end of the causeway, wreathed in fog and mystery, but Kipps is unaware of the tragic secrets that lie hidden behind its sheltered windows. The routine business trip he anticipated quickly takes a horrifying turn when he finds himself haunted by a series of mysterious sounds and images — a rocking chair in a deserted nursery, the eerie sound of a pony and trap, a child's scream in the fog, and, most terrifying of all, a ghostly woman dressed all in black.

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"A rattling good yarn, the sort that chills the mind as well as the spine." The Guardian

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"Excellent...magnificently eerie...compulsive reading." Evening Standard

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"The most brilliantly effective spine chiller you will ever encounter." The Daily Telegraph

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"[A] highly efficient chiller....Nerve shredding." The Daily Express

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Eden, January 27, 2012 (view all comments by Eden)
Arthur Kips is a young attorney who is sent to a client's funeral. Then he is to sort out her papers and come back. But he realizes sorting out her papers will take longer than he thought, as it seems the woman kept everything.
But Arthur soon finds something very strange with the house. He keeps hearing noises and seeing a woman dressed in black. His stay in the house leads to terrifying events that he never forgets.

Honestly, the book started out slow and at first I wasn't much into the style of writing. But as the book progressed, the story became much more interesting and I ended up really liking the style of writing.
I think this is supposed to be a horror book, but I didn't really find it all that scary. Some parts were definitely intense, though. The story felt to me like a mystery, with some paranormal activity thrown in. I love mysteries and paranormal stuff, so that was okay with me. There was really so much Arthur Kip didn't know about the house, or the client and no one in the town wanted to speak of it. Through his experiences and some papers he found at the house, he does eventually piece together some of the things that happened and learn more about the family who lived there. And at times, the book was hard to put down because I wanted to know about the family and why the haunting was going on there.

Although I'm a bit disappointed that it wasn't really scary, I still think the book is quite good and it kept me interested the whole time I read it. It has a good story and is well-written.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307745316
Author:
Hill, Susan
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Ghost
Subject:
Horror - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8 x 5.17 x 0.56 in 0.4 lb

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Product details 176 pages Vintage Books - English 9780307745316 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Atmospheric, dreary, hallucinatory. This is a story told with an English sensibility of calmness set against a backdrop of impending horror. You can see it coming, but logic tells you it can't be real. No blood, no gore, just terrifying imagery and psychological shivers. However, the 2012 movie starring Daniel Radcliffe... not remotely scary or entertaining.

"Review" by , "A rattling good yarn, the sort that chills the mind as well as the spine." The Guardian

"Review" by , "Excellent...magnificently eerie...compulsive reading."
"Review" by , "The most brilliantly effective spine chiller you will ever encounter."
"Review" by , "[A] highly efficient chiller....Nerve shredding."
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