Tag: shirley jackson

Sep 02

Book Review: The Haunting of Hill House

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson This book suffers from the fate that befalls a lot of groundbreaking work in that it’s been copied and emulated so much that a modern reader such as myself reading it for the first time finds it dull and almost derivative. It’s not fair to Jackson, of …

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Aug 19

Book Review: We Have Always Lived in the Castle

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson This is a brilliant book, suitable for anyone who loves macabre, twisted stories that almost (but not quite) veer into the supernatural. If it weren’t for a slightly predictable twist and a few other minor flaws it would have been superb. The story involves two …

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