Book 1 - The Haunting of Hill House
OK, this book sucks. Seriously. It is ridiculously slow and monotonous. You'd think a good psychological thriller would be just that - good. How is it that this book is recommended as a great book? It took me forever to actually get into it. I fell asleep more than once, and I never fall asleep while reading. Some people read to relax and fall asleep, I read to engage my brain. It says so much about a book when it puts me to sleep.
The book is overly wordy. Not intelligent wordy or even elementary wordy, just too many words. It's a short book as it is, but even that it's too many words. Maybe it would have been better to keep it as a short story - a chapter or two at most.
I'm not sure what book 2 will be. I've got a couple here to choose from already, however I'm also seriously considering House of Cards. I finished season 2 on Netflix last night. Talk about a man you LOVE to hate, Francis Underwood is exactly that man. I want to find out what happens next!!
For those of you out there that want to give Haunting of Hill House a try out, here's a link to it on Amazon. You can get it in paperback or on the Kindle. Or don't waste money on it (seriously) and get it from the library.