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The author sets the stories up with an incredibly well written introduction. I even think I have found a new favorite classic author. I usually do not read introductions but her writing style captured me from the first word. There is an incredibly good mix of humor and suspense to keep you captivated. I will definitely be finishing this book before the beginning of the semester.
The different stories have their own spin as well. Many of the stories are told in the point of view of one character either in letters or in past tense. There are many characters but each has their own diction and voice which makes every story new and different. The part that I have found interesting is the ability to understand the character's background via the allusions they use.
I would definitely recommend these stories to anyone who wants a little bit of a thinking book and love classic writing. I loved most of the books I read this summer, but I think my brain was ready for something more in depth. Hauntings definitely allowed for me to get out of the summer slump of relaxation and back into an academic mindset. I would highly suggest starting your reading list early. Not only will it help you keep up during the semester but it is a great way to preview the material before you begin classes.