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The Turn of the Screw [Feb. 26th, 2008|09:49 pm]
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So I just finished reading The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. People who haven't read the story are asking me what I think of it. But the thing is, I don't really think much of anything by it. I know it's supposed to be a great piece of English Literature, but I wonder why. Honestly I found it to be a really watered down ghost story. I know it was written in 1898 and things have changed now, we expect our ghost stories to be gory or scary, but I didn't even find The Turn of the Screw to be suspenseful. I've been trying to find some kind of documentation that might give me a better understanding of this piece but haven't been able to find anything. What did you think when you read it? Am I just missing something?