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Piranesi Cover Image
ISBN: 9781635575637
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - September 15th, 2020

Susanna Clarke's second novel was well worth the wait! Though very different from the mammoth Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Piranesi is just as atmospheric and suprisingly touching. Pick this one up if you like beautifully written mystery wih magical overtones and a touch of gothic horror. 

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By Shirley Jackson, Guillermo del Toro (Editor), Laura Miller (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780143122357
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 1st, 2013

“No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream. Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against the hills, holding darkness within; it had stood so for eighty years and might stand for eighty more. Within, walls continued upright, bricks met neatly, floors were firm, and doors were sensibly shut; silence lay steadily against the wood and stone of Hill House, and whatever walked there, walked alone.”

A deeply affecting exploration of loneliness with one of the best opening paragraphs ever written,The Haunting of Hill House is the perfect book to curl up with on a chilly October evening! Though you may be sleeping with the lights on...