bernadette dunne’s narration was impeccable - I enjoyed this immensely and in no small part due to her reading!
somehow a both cosy and terrifying story, and I think the writing and plot has aged wonderfully. if you told me this was written last year, I would have believed you! I found merricat wildly compelling, and her relationships with both the people and landscape around her were sharp and fascinating. it was frustrating to me that we never found out *why* she did what she did, but I think it would also have ruined the story if we did. the eternal struggle…
The book was not haunting or mysterious but actually quite boring. You finish the book with more questions than answers. Not a satisfying read, with a lacklustre conclusion
Fascinating book. Characters brilliantly realised. Narrator excellent.
hauntingly good book. I highly recommended if you want to short and haunting read but nothing disturbing
Rather slow, but creepy. There is a scene not of horror but of terror about half-way through. Well-written (well, it's Shirley Jackson). The reader is excellent.
I loved the tone of this book and the very odd characters. I did a combo of reading and listening and I do think the narration adds a bit of color and realism to the characters. Do not read the forward as it gives away some details you may not want to know. The book itself has a great quirky tone. It is a bit creepy, but I don't think it is scary. The end was a bit anticlimactic for me, but I think it was worth reading. It's a fast read/listen.
When I was looking for a "scary" book to listen to on the internet this book kept popping up, so I excitedly added it. I had high expectation but ended up being very disappointed! The book reads very slowly, and spends too much time rambling on and on about details that have no bearing on the story. The story is told in the form of a lot of nonsensical ramblings from a mentally unhinged protagonist. I really wish I didn't waste my credit on this!
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