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A Shirley Jackson Appreciation Post

Recommendation of all recommendations: read Shirley Jackson. And I’m not just saying that because we share a birthday (December 14th!).

During my senior year of college, I took a short stories class (it was my genre requirement), but honestly, it was probably my favorite major class in all four years. 318 more words

Books

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

“No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream. Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it had stood so for eighty years and might stand for eighty more. 387 more words

Reviews

Book Review: The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

    “Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it had stood so for eighty years and might stand for eighty more. 681 more words

Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery"; a chilling allegory of conformity

My rating: 5 stars (out of 5)

First published in 1948 in the New Yorker, The Lottery is a brilliantly written allegory about society, conformity and tradition. 341 more words

Ellen's Book Reviews

Notes on the weird - III

I have always been interested in witchcraft and the supernatural, but never had much traffic with ghosts, so I began asking people what they thought about such things.

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Fiction

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

RATING: 4/5

TITLE: THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE

AUTHOR: SHIRLEY JACKSON

SERIES: –

A classic haunted house tale still every bit as potent as the day it was written. 839 more words

Books

Shanghai Foreign Languages Bookstore, Fuzhou Lu

As I mentioned in a previous post, I planned to spend the Easter holidays in Shanghai. Although I was only there for a long weekend, I went out of my way to fit in a bit of book-related tourism. 323 more words