Benighted - J.B. Priestley

A group of strangers have to seek shelter from a storm in an old, creepy house in the Welsh mountainside.


If this sounds old-school to you, it definitely is. This was nostalgic in the best of ways. This booked reminded me of old black and white horror movies and I was just waiting for Boris Karloff to come down the stairs (Karloff played the character of Morgan in the movie adaption of this book) and it simply oozed atmosphere.


It is a slow burn of a read and I found the discussions of the characters and their philosophising about life a bit off-putting. But in the end I really cared for these poor people, who had to stay for the night in this house. And for the last 40 pages I was sitting on the edge of my seat, the tension towards the end of the story was excellent.