Still, nice sleeve cover, also.
I think, I grabbed this book from a book thrift years ago because I found the blurb on the back interesting.
I‘m sure it took me too long to pick it up since then . I‘m pretty sure that my bookish interests have shifted in the meantime. 🤷🏽♀️ Sorry, not sorry.
I like the hard book cover. 😍 But I dislike the book. I scarcely made 100 pages and since I began reading, I kept asking myself if there finally will be something happening. It‘s just boring story telling for me. 🙄 (Insofar as I want to grant the book something like a plot, a story.)
I didn‘t like how disrespectful the men talked about Caroline, either, and found myself less and less interested in the characters and the plot.
So: Time to bail.
“A clever boy like you should know better" [...].
I had to listen to such remarks from adults all the time when I was a child. [...] They put me in a helpless, silent rage every time, because on the one hand I was desperate to live up to my reputation of being a clever boy, on the other hand it seemed very unfair to me that this intelligence I had never asked for was suddenly being used to reprimand me.” (page 10)
⬆️⬆️⬆️ I so much feel him.
I really liked this creepy little book! Horrible people doing stupid stuff in a haunted mansion, but with creative storytelling and poetic language. Even for the really gross parts. 😖
… Who else is beyond excited?!😱🖤