Thursday, August 22, 2013

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

4 Stars

The story of the remaining members of the Blackwood family and the history behind how they came to be the only residents living in a sprawling estate.

Absolutely DELICIOUS. This book has been showing up on “must read” lists for eons and yet I’ve always managed to avoid it. While some “classics” just make me sad because they don’t live up to the hype, this was not the case with “We Have Always Lived in the Castle”. Over 50 years old and completely transcends time. Jackson is brilliant.

Added bonus - just LOOK at the history of this library book - not to mention the old book smell . . .

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1 comment:

  1. I think it's so great that your book has been in circulation since the early 90's! So many are pulled way too soon before they can get the proper love due a great book. Alas, libraries only have so much room. Still, it makes me sad.

    This book was fabulous. I listened to it on audio last year. If you're an audiobook fan I highly recommend giving it a listen.