Tuesday, March 29, 2011
The Little Stranger
I recently finished The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters. I LOVED THIS BOOK!!! It’s kind of got a thriller overtone, and I was a little frightened at times, but it was just a great balance. It’s the story of a family doctor in England who makes a trip out to Hundreds Hall, the house of an old family in town. The doctor becomes entangled in the strange happenings at the Hall and within the family. I really liked Sarah Waters’ writing style. It’s written as if the doctor is telling it, which makes it sound sort of British, which makes the reading interesting. When the book gets scary, it stays scary long enough to get you scared, but not long enough to make you put down the book. It was a great balance of a love story, a horror story, and just general fiction. I would recommend this to anyone that is going on a vacation or a long car ride and looking for something to read, as long as you are a bit on the older side. The language is okay for the most part, the issue lies with a very few of the scenes: they involve some pretty adult situations. I would say probably don’t read this book if you aren’t at least a mature 14. A good comparison to this book is The Fall of the House of Usher.