Bonjour mon ami from France the land of the sun and beach.
Welcome to month seven if our little book club, this month we had to read a book with a stage adaptation, so we chose The Woman In Black by Susan Hill. Next month is a book for the beach, so we have chosen Gone Girl. So if any of you lovely people have rad either of these books, please leave a comment below and I’ll be sure to check out your review! So on to the Woman in Black.
Arthur Kipps, a young solicitor in London, desperate to prove himself to his boss agrees to search through the estate and testaments of a Mrs Drablow owner of the old reclusive Eel Marsh House in a town called Crythin Gifford. When he sees a young woman with a wasted face that no one else can see he is not sure what to believe.
Having the seen the film and play of this novel I was really looking forward to reading this and it did not disappoint. I was disappointed with the film adaptation and now having read the book I happy readingcan see how similar the plot of the play is with the book rather than the film. I read most of this on a wet and rainy day tucked up in bed which, I felt, was the appropriate place to read a novel such as this. It also made a nice change to read quite a short novel, but what it lacked in quantity it certainly made up for in quality, there were many times when I had to stop reading and take a breather.
All in all this was a very interesting read and I was glad we chose it, will definitely be a reread around Halloween!