Ok, this movie intrigued me but it looked way too creepy to go see. So I’m not. But like virtually EVERY movie these days it is based on a book. So after reading all 3 books of the Hunger Games series I downloaded The Woman in Black to my Kindle Fire.
I noticed as I was reading I was getting though it pretty fast so I looked online and the book itself is only 192 pages. It’s not a very long book by any means.
I was pretty “meh” about the whole book really. That’s not to say that it didn’t give me a good creeping out and that the end of the book didn’t make me go “WHOA!!” cuz it did and it did. However, once over, the book didn’t stick with me at all.
I guess that’s actually a good thing given that it’s a ghost story because I do like sleeping at night. But I do like thinking about a book after I read it and there was just nothing to it that gripped me really.
What I did like about it was that it is an ACTUAL ghost story. There’s so many books that say they’re a ghost story but it’s really all explained away and never is a ghost at all. This book isn’t like that. There IS a ghost. A right creepy one. With a heartbreaking story.
If you like a good ghost story, it’s worth the time. If you like to care about the characters, feel a connection with them and feel involved in the story because you feel invested in the people you’re reading about. Probably best to skip it. There’s none of that. For example, the story was JUST getting going. He’d seen the ghost for the first time and I had to stop because we were stopping for a rest break and when I turned the book back on I was shocked to see I was 40% finished the book.
It’s ok. Not great. Not bad. And it IS plenty creepy. But that’s about it.
Available at: Amazon