Today’s prompt made me think of several stories and novels I have read that have the word “house” in their title. 1.The Doll’s House by Katherine Mansfield This is a story about schoolchildren on the surface. It is actually a social commentary that highlights class distinction and discrimonation. 2. Crooked House by Agatha Christie One of my favourite Christies, it portrays an eccentric family … Continue reading FOWC with Fandango — House
Agatha Christie is one of the most popular English novelists. Her books have been translated in many languages. Her stories and plays have been adapted for stage, film, radio and TV. Small wonder then, that her popularity remains of epic proportions. She deals primarily with “death” in the form of murder mysteries. Her two famous characters Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot solve crimes by viewing … Continue reading Death–A recurring motif in Agatha Christie’s novels.
My line today is from one of Agatha Christie‘s detective novels. Her sleuth, Miss Jane Marple, is an elderly spinster born in the Victorian era. Intelligent and observant, she manages to solve murders and other crimes long before the police can. She is , however, skeptical and cynical regarding human nature. I am quoting from her : “I always believe the worst of people; it … Continue reading One Liner Wednesday 3rd April 2019
Classic horror stories are tales that have survived the test of time and are still appreciated by those who enjoy the thrill of being scared out of their wits. These are stories that play upon our senses to evoke fear and suspense. A lonely castle nestled in the midst of inaccessible hills. Mysterious disappearances in the closest village, after rumours of a strange creature seen … Continue reading 5 Classic Horror Stories