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Printer's Devil Court (2013)

by Susan Hill(Favorite Author)
3.43 of 5 Votes: 5
Long Barn Books
review 1: This was a well-written classic ghost tale, no more/no less. It was what you would expect to find in any number of ghost story anthologies. I felt like the "villains" met a hasty, convenient, unlikely conclusion and the ending didn't really work for me, but I wouldn't want to spoil it for anyone else. As I said, it's well-written and stays true to its gothic origins. Didn't scare, shock or appall me in any way.
review 2: I was very impressed by this short story. Hill's prose is completely evocative of Victorian London, and the characterization is superb given that there is very little room for description in so few pages. The story is told via a book written by a doctor entitled 'The Wrong Life' that has fallen into the hands of his stepson. It tells of the doc
... moretor and his peers that all lodged in the same house. Two of his housemates began engaging in some strange research and the protagonist was witness to a very disturbing and eerie experiment. Over the years he tried to forget about what happened, and moved to the country to start a family and work as a rural doctor. However, one day he returned to the hospital at which the experiment occurred and that night he is confronted with a horrifying vision in a church graveyard which causes him to question everything. A really spooky read with a great sense of atmosphere, it would be perfect for a stormy winters night. less
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This is a chilling, gradual tale. I think it'll haunt me for the rest of my life though!
They may be short but very well written as with all Susan Hills books.
Nice length, good descriptions,a little creepy.
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