Mary Jane Reed (essay date April 1983)
SOURCE: "Recommended: Susan Hill," in English Journal, Vol. 72, No. 4, April, 1983, pp. 75-6.
[In the essay below, Reed compares The Bird of Night, In the Springtime of the Year, and Strange Meeting, emphasizing the humanity of the main character of each novel.]
Susan Hill's novels were not best-sellers when they were published in the early 1970s, nor would they be today, for they are short, have no complex plots, and do not exploit the sensual or bizarre. But each novel is a masterful probe...
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