Hare House: An Atmospheric Modern-day Tale of Witchcraft – the Perfect Autumn Read

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Hare House: An Atmospheric Modern-day Tale of Witchcraft – the Perfect Autumn Read

Hare House: An Atmospheric Modern-day Tale of Witchcraft – the Perfect Autumn Read

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The opening image of the hare, run over by a bus, dying a lingering death; the hares, stuffed and posed, in various tableaux in Hare House; the hares running alongside our narrator by the roadside.

I'm left with questions that have kept me thinking about the story and what has happened, and if a book can keep my attention after I've finished it that's always a good sign for me. This is one of those books I find difficult to rate, I raced through it but at the same time I don’t think I really enjoyed it. I was willing to endure a certain amount of ambiguity in the hopes of seeing how everything came together at the end, but it just didn’t? Sally Hinchcliffe was born in London but grew up all over the world in the wake of her father’s diplomatic career. Sally Hinchcliffe’s Hare House is a modern-day witch story, perfect for fans of Pine and The Loney .

Essentially, this didn’t quite have enough plot for my taste, feeling to me more as directionless meandering, but also didn’t go deep enough in exploring its characters to read like a character study. This was a jolly good read, rattling through the events with never a misstep or a failure in its language -and the way Hinchcliffe describes the countryside was very vivid and compelling – and it was just what I was looking for at this moment.

I also didn’t connect with the main character, which meant that the stakes weren’t that high, and I didn’t love the ending.And yet, when I finished it, I found myself disappointed and left wanting, although I couldn’t really articulate why.

It’s just a little too open-ended, a little too conventional and a little too culturally conservative for my taste.After the death of their parents and brother, only two now remain: Grant, the relatively young (‘not yet thirty’) master of the house, and Cass, his capricious teenage sister. There is also an unreliable narrator, a single woman, approaching middle age, who has left teaching following an “incident”, some “mass hysteria” in the classroom.



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