Faraday's narration was like getting stuck on a bus next to someone determined to tell you his life story despite having nothing to tell. Why would you decide to write a novel and then give your protagonist so little character? It's like brewing a beer but making it non-alcoholic. Faraday is a non-alcoholic beer. With an extremely boring label. Far too bland a narrator - even with the hinted paranormal links between him and the house later on. Those should've been built on sooner, stronger and not left for so long between dull socialising and irrelevant thoughts. Climatic scenes very well delivered though. Cut this book in half and it can have a third star.