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A Jealous Ghost kindle / Ebook author A.N. Wilson



10 thoughts on “A Jealous Ghost

  1. says:

    Wilson must be a BIG fan of Henry James or at least of James' ghostly masterpiece The Turn of the Screw to have conjured up this rollicking good readWhen you really LOVE a bookin love with also is NO EXAGGERATIONyou really want it never to end do you?? Turning to the last page is akin to preparing for a death in the familythe loss o

  2. says:

    This is the first time I've read anything by Wilson but as it is a sort of version of The Turn Of The Screw by Henry James I felt James would serve as a sort of go between for usThis book follows the fortunes of a young American student in England who is writing a dissertation on James' most famous ghost story She is very much a de

  3. says:

    I really like this book I just read The Turn of the Screw so came into it completely ready to compare and contrast the two but I ended up getting so swept up in the narrative This book is perfect in its own right and such a clever twist from J

  4. says:

    2006 bookcrossing journalOh my goodness what compulsive reading It's also another one of those books inspired by a book I haven't read The Turn of the Screw Henry James but it is very readable if you haven't read itI don't want to write too mu

  5. says:

    I enjoyed this Sallie an American student in London studying James' Turn of the Screw finds herself in a similar position a

  6. says:

    I know this is meant to depict someone with irreparable mental issues but literally every other page contained an action or thought that had me cringing with secondhand embarrassment Pro The author conveyed things well enough that I physically reactedCon Of all things it probably shouldn't have been embarrassment that I felt

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    The good parts of this book were 3 and the bad parts were 2 so I have been generous and settled on averaging out to 3 Luckily it was of a novella than a full length novel so I could get through it uickly otherwise I reckon it would have been a full on disappointing 2

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    ughhh

  9. says:

    Short and sharp typical in all the right ways but untypical in the essentials A good homage to 'Turn' and for me so much readable Time well spent

  10. says:

    A reworking of Turn of the Screw which is bleak with an element of tragi comedy Sallie an American phd student doing her thesis on James's Turn of the Screw is alone and studying in London She begins to be depressed and de

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There is something rather disuieting about Sallie Declan a young American in London and it is not just her obsession with Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw the subject of her PhD t. This is the first time I ve read anything by Wilson but as it is a sort of version of The Turn Of The Screw by Henry James I felt James would serve as a sort of go between for usThis book follows the fortunes of a young American student in England who is writing a dissertation on James most famous ghost story She is very much a deconstructionist and post modernist keen to coin her own critical vocabulary and bring her own uniue vision to bear on the text At something of an impasse she takes up a job as a nanny to two young children with an absent presumed deceased mother who live in a country estateAt this point the two stories James and Wilson s start to blur Things build and build and there is a growing sense of dread and disorientationDespite all the skilled inter and meta textual weaving I did leave the novel a little dissatisfied Much of it hinges on a kind of pathology especially a sexual one that needed to my mind character grounding Almost as if the tale was being viewed from the wrong end of the looking glass

Review A Jealous Ghost

A Jealous Ghost

Hesis There is her decision almost casually taken to leave her studies for a temporary job as a nanny in a large country house She seems to display astonishing naivety as she builds a. 2006 bookcrossing journalOh my goodness what compulsive reading It s also another one of those books inspired by a book I haven t read The Turn of the Screw Henry James but it is very readable if you haven t read itI don t want to write too much here incase some one reads this who hasn t read the book yet But the girl Sallie was unbelieveable She turned into a psychoThe story follows Sallie an American PhD student in London who takes a nanny job at a large country estate to get a break from the academic life Gradually you learn her back story and that she isn t the ideal person for a nanny She has issues with kids and as it turns out the way they are created too She is very insecure about herself and you do feel sympathy for her as she does seem to be incapable of escaping her past But she s so into analysing her books for the PhD that she deals with real life in the same way She reads into the interview with the father in a way no one could really justifiably do and her obsession with the book is seen in her mixing up the names of the real children with those from the bookAs for the ghosts well I won t mention those at all Road-map to the Indians Treasure estate to get a break from the academic life Gradually you learn her back story and that she isn t the ideal person for a nanny She has issues with kids and as it turns out the way they are created too She is very insecure about herself and you do feel sympathy for her as she does seem to be incapable of Green dog trumpet and other stories escaping her past But she s so into analysing her books for the PhD that she deals with real life in the same way She reads into the interview with the father in a way no one could really justifiably do and her obsession with the book is seen in her mixing up the names of the real children with those from the bookAs for the ghosts well I won t mention those at all

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Fantasy about her emotional future there Surely she can see it is all delusion But a progressively darker reality unfolds as we are led inexorably towards a terrible and shocking clima. Short and sharp typical in all the right ways but untypical in the essentials A good homage to Turn and for me so much readable Time well spent