Mini Reviews: The Haunting of Hill House & Avatar the Last Airbender: The Lost Adventures

Mini Reviews: The Haunting of Hill House & Avatar the Last Airbender: The Lost AdventuresThe Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
Published by Penguin Books on October 9, 2018
Genres: Horror
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
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two-stars

The greatest haunted house story ever written, soon to be a 10-part Netflix series directed by Mike Flanagan and starring Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, and Timothy Hutton

First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a "haunting"; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers--and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.

I finally read The Haunting of Hill House last Sunday and I was really disappointed. I felt like it could have been spookier than it actually was. Some of the dialogue was weird and at least one if not multiple characters were laughing during the spooky parts, which really ruined the atmosphere for me.

Eleanor got on my nerves a bit. She wanted to be noticed and seen, and she was throughout the book but every time she was she’d change her mind and not want it. This flip flop was really frustrating for me.

Anyhow, I’m glad I’ve finally read it but this isn’t a book I plan on rereading.

Mini Reviews: The Haunting of Hill House & Avatar the Last Airbender: The Lost AdventuresAvatar: The Last Airbender: The Lost Adventures by Bryan Konietzko, Michael Dante DiMartino, Aaron Ehasz, Alison Wilgus, Amy Kim Ganter, Brian Ralph, Corey Lewis, Dave Roman, Elsa Garagarza, Ethan Spaulding, Frank Pittarese, Gurihiru, J. Torres, Joaquim Dos Santos, Johane Matte, John O'Bryan, Joshua Hamilton, Justin Ridge, Kaite Mattila, May Chan, Rawles Marie Lumumba, Reagan Lodge, Tim Hedrick, Tom McWeeney
Published by Dark Horse on June 15, 2011
Genres: Fantasy
Format: Paperback, Graphic Novel
Pages: 240
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four-stars

For three years, millions of eager fans tuned in to watch new episodes of Nickelodeon's hit animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender. Ever since, fans have been hungry for more, and now their wait is finally over!

This volume collects the long-out-of-print, fan-favorite comics previously published in Nickelodeon Magazine and with the Airbender DVDs, plus over seventy brand-new comics pages. That's twenty-six stories set in Airbender continuity, by a host of top-notch talent, many of whom worked on the original animated series!

* A must-have for any Airbender fan!

* Twenty-six in-continuity stories, plus bonus content!

* The latest release in an ongoing partnership between Nickelodeon and Dark Horse, to bring you the very best in Airbender books!

I wish some of the short stories had been longer and those adventures expanded, but I had a lot of fun reading this. It develops parts of the show a little more, filling in some of the tiny gaps with details. The art was great and I loved the dialogue; I could totally hear the characters in my head as I read it.

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