Ethel Lina White

Book review: Some Must Watch

Some Must Watch by Ethel Lina White.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars.

IT WAS A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT.

No, really, it was. That’s the set-up for White’s novel, famously made – with some alterations – into The Spiral Staircase in 1946. The film has, it seems, driven many to seek out the novel to sup at the story’s source, though I’m coming at it from the position of a heathen non-watcher, which means I’m likely not as irritated by the material changes which some argue made the film.

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