Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Little Stranger (2009)

Very slow at times, but ultimately well worth the glacial pace. Sarah Waters, who usually writes Victorian-era lesbian fiction, has written a gothic ghost story, set in the years immediately following WWII. It's got an unreliable narrator, sexual repression, a once-great house falling into disrepair, and a malevolent ghost. It's not a scary ghost-story but an increasingly creepy one, and a book that leaves you with many questions (in a good way).

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