The Woman in Black - Susan Hill Reviews
Description:ISBN 0099511649 / Author: Susan Hill / Genre: Horror / Proud and solitary, Eel Marsh House surveys the windswept reaches of the salt ... more
The Woman in Black - Susan Hill ... marshes. Arthur Kipps, a young solicitor summoned to funeral, has no inkling of its tragic secret or of the mysterious black-robed woman who haunts its shuttered rooms.
Newest Review: ... make to a deceased clients house to settle her affairs when he was a young solicitor, the house in good ghost story tradition ... more
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by - written on 30/01/14 (Very useful, 53 readings)
I have just finished reading The Woman in Black by Susan Hill, before I start this I should say I don't normally read ghost stories, but this one had come recommended by my dad, and was lent to me by him. I haven't yet seen the film. So what did I think? **The plot** The story is told by the main character, Arthur Kipps, who following some christmas eve ghost stories with his family is reminded of some long suppressed memories. Having never recovered properly from the events Kipps decides to write down his memories of what happened. The memories surround a visit he had to make to a deceased clients house to settle her affairs when he was a young ... Read the complete review
by - written on 27/08/08 (Very useful, 701 readings)
The Woman in Black is an extremely chilling yet one of those books that you just can't put down until you reach the end! The story tells of Arthur Kipps, a young solicitor who is sent to Eel Marsh House to attend the funeral of Mrs Alice Drablow, and to deal with her affairs in the following days. As the book progresses you begin to sense that all is not quite as it seems at Eel Marsh House, and as the story progresses through a series of twists & turns, you really feel that you are experiencing the ghostly encounters alongside Arthur during the days that he spends alone at the deserted house. At the climax of the book you discover ... Read the complete review
by - written on 09/02/01, updated on 16/03/01 (Useful, 1004 readings)
This is about the play, based on this novel. When the play opened, I was uncertain that I was going to enjoy it. It started off in a way that made me think, ”Oh no, this is awful!”. However, the beginning is just one twist in a series that keeps you in suspense until the very end. The play is billed as a two-hander, i.e. there should only be two actors in the play all the way through. Spot the extra as the play progresses! It concerns a solicitor, Arthur Kipps, a man attempting to exorcise a nightmare he lived through by setting it down as a story to be read to anyone who will listen. He enlists the help of a younger actor, who loses ... Read the complete review
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