Friday, November 11, 2011

Book Review of The House on Tradd Street

I read The House on Tradd Street last week, and despite the main character I enjoyed it. Its possible that I only enjoyed it because I like old houses, I was hoping two of the characters would hook up, and I didn't know it was a ghost story until 10 pages in. Finding out there are ghosts 10 pages in is a real hook.

But now I've ruined that element of surprise for you. Sorry.

Without that hook its still a good light read. No heavy lifting here, but I am enjoying expanding my habits from books that take place in England to books that take place in the South (maybe I'll understand Tallman's mother better?)

If you want a nice light read that might frighten you a bit but not keep you up at night, I'd recommend this. But remember, despite the ghosts, or perhaps because of the ghosts, there is no literary heavy lifting.

1 comment:

  1. I <3 Charleston...maybe I'll get this for next week's plane ride.