Joe Bliven

The Turn of the Screw
By Henry James


September 24th, 2020

This book was such a joy to read. The language used was splendid, the scenes and settings were dripping with atmosphere. The dramatic tension is built up so expertly and releases explosively in a thrilling climax. Every moment adds more layers of mystery and ambiguity which is never entirely resolved which might be frustrating to some readers but I found it to be exciting and intriguing. The book left me analyzing and considering different theories for days after reading it. This is peak gothic horror and perfect reading for the Halloween season.