The House of the Seven Gables is not a very exciting title for a novel. My immediate response was so what. Hence I was under the impression that it would be a boring novel. However, I’m planning a day trip to Salem Massachusetts soon and the house that Hawthorne based the book on is in Salem. So I thought I might as well get this book read and mark it off the list. I wasn’t looking forward to the novel at all. In fact I thought it would be a chore.
So I am happy to announce that I’m actually enjoying the book. It isn’t a thriller like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. But it has piqued my curiosity and I am getting drawn into the characters and what will happen. The story seems promising to me. I want to know why Hepzibah is always frowning. Who is Phoebe? And what will happen when the brother returns? Back to my reading. So long for now.