This exuberantly spooky novel, in which horror, repressed eroticism, and sulfurous social comedy intertwine like the vines in an overgrown English garden, is now a major motion picture, starring Alan Bates, Sting, and Theresa Russell.
1st Vintage contemporaries ed
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I have never hated a protagonist more than Sir Hugo Coal. He is a horrendous, callous man and the way McGrath writes him is amazing. Although you are prone to sympathy for the man at times, he invariably will demonstrate his miserable and entitled outlook on life and end any feelings of pity you might be experiencing. Overall, this is an engaging read and perhaps a warning to us all about the perils of hiring a butler.
Interesting enough that I finished it
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