Just curious if any of you have ever read this incredible book. It's the first novel I've read by Shirley Jackson and I was overwhelmed. Its dense and dark and yet, while I was reading it, I never felt like it was truly either. It has so much to say about alienation, family, community, love, fear, violence, resentment cruelty, guilt, constructed realites, and where our ghost stories germinate. I could babble on about it for hours.
If you haven't read it, you really should.
I haven't, but it sounds good. The story your murdered in WAR last round ('The Tombola') was my homage to 'The Lottery', which I have loved since I was a wee slip of a lad.
I picked this up a while ago but I haven't read it yet. I've been anxious to for some time.
Adding it to my list.
Yes I'm going to get this book. Love this writer.
I have. It's very good.
You can't gp wrong with Shirley Jackson, in general. Incredible writer.
Shirley was the business, which is why I blagged about her even though Dennis (our High Commander) was lukewarm on the idea.
She deserves a massive readership and a religion in her name, complete with acolytes and temple slaves. Also chanting and rituals. She would have liked that, I think.