Thursday, February 2, 2012

We Have Always Lived in the Castle - Shirley Jackson

Why isn't Shirley Jackson talked about more often? It must be because she died relatively young and many years ago; it certainly isn't because she isn't a great writer. I am not sure anyone does creepy as well as she does. I remember reading "The Lottery" in school and loving it, and I have no idea why I didn't go on to read more of her writing, but at least I can make up for lost time now. I found this book at a local high school's summer book sale a couple years ago, and never managed to read it until now, and as often happens with my TBR books I'm sorry I waited so long. I think this book will be buzzing around my mind for the next several days. Highly recommended.

1 comment:

  1. I wonder about that too. I read The Haunting of Hill House a few years ago and loved it.

    There are soooo many books published every year. Maybe books used in colleges or popular fiction push some good writers into an authors once celebrated, but now forgotten realm.

    Last year I read Ann Petry for the first time. I had never heard of her and she wrote so well.