Grave Beginnings: 1

Posted: October 1st, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | 1 Comment »

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 its 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.

Opening paragraph from The Haunting of Hill House
by Shirley Jackson

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  1. 1 Scott S. said at 7:39 am on October 1st, 2013:

    Love this book so much. And the movie. And the play. Really, anything connected to this book.

    Okay, not the second movie…

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