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Ian from Texas is reading Low Down Death Right Easy by J. David Osborne January 19, 2013 - 12:53pm

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.

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JEFFREY GRANT BARR from Central OR is reading Nothing but fucking Shakespeare, for the rest of my life January 19, 2013 - 1:27pm

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. 

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Michael J. Riser from El Cerrito, CA (originally), now Fort Worth, TX is reading The San Veneficio Canon - Michael Cisco, The Croning - Laird Barron, By the Time We Leave Here, We'll Be Friends - J. David Osborne January 19, 2013 - 3:23pm

I picked this up a while ago but I haven't read it yet. I've been anxious to for some time.

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Liana from Romania and Texas is reading Naked Lunch January 19, 2013 - 3:26pm

Adding it to my list.

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Covewriter from Nashville, Tennessee is reading & Sons January 19, 2013 - 5:09pm

Yes I'm going to get this book. Love this writer.

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Bradley Sands from Boston is reading Greil Marcus's The History of Rock 'N' Roll in Ten Songs January 19, 2013 - 8:11pm

I have. It's very good.

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Jack Campbell Jr. from Lawrence, KS is reading American Rust by Phillipp Meyer January 20, 2013 - 8:23am

You can't gp wrong with Shirley Jackson, in general. Incredible writer.

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Cath Murphy from UK is reading Find out on the Unpr!ntable podcast January 30, 2013 - 5:07am

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.