The Turn of the Screw by Henry James


Summary: A very young woman’s first job: governess for two weirdly beautiful, strangely distant, oddly silent children, Miles and Flora, at a forlorn estate…An estate haunted by a beckoning evil.

Half-seen figures who glare from dark towers and dusty windows- silent, foul phantoms who, day by day, night by night, come closer, ever closer. With growing horror, the helpless governess realizes the fiendish creatures want the children, seeking to corrupt their bodies, possess their minds, own their souls…

But worse-much worse- the governess discovers that Miles and Flora have no terror of the lurking evil.

For they want the walking dead as badly as the dead want them.

My Review: 2016 is starting to feel jam packed with all of the books I have been offered to read and review on The Cubicle Escapee.  I told myself that I would make a SOLID effort in trying to read the classics on the 1001 Books you should read list this year because sadly, I was more focused on boys and drill team in high school than paying attention in English class or reading a classic book so I am really not well read when it comes to that list. (probably why my grammar can suck too but that is whole other issue 😉 )

Not something I like to admit considering I love to read, but there you have it.  Thankfully a lot of the classics are available on Kindle Unlimited and I am able to read these wonderful works and I think as an adult I do appreciate them more than I would have as a teen.

SO THAT ALL BEING said this book is creepy as hell.  It was a really short story and one I was able to finish quickly and in a day but seriously this book is pretty creepy.  I am glad I choose to read this during the day.

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