Sometimes it is good to take a break from reading popular, modern stuff and take a look at some of the classics. What made them classics? In the Turn of the Screw by Henry James, there are several reasons this novella has and will be discussed for a long time.
THE STORY: There is a group of friends, men, and women, gathered together in an old house where, for evening entertainment, they decide to take turns telling each other stories. Mystery and horror stories are popular. One guest claims to know a story that will strike horror into the hearts of any listener. He knows the story but feels it more effective if he reads the story as it was written by a former governess. The guests must wait until the journal is received from a nearby inn. Suspense builds.