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The stories remind one of the elemental terrors of childhood. (James Hilton, Herald Tribune)
In her art, as in her life, Shirley Jackson was an absolute original. She listened to her own voice, kept her own counsel, isolated herself from all intellectual and literary currents . . . . She was unique. (Newsweek)
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"Jackson's great gift is not to create a world of fantasy and terror, but rather to discover the existence of the grotesque in the ordinary world. The grotesque is so powerful here just because it takes off from everyday life and constantly returns there until we do not know ourselves quite where we are."
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Shirley Jackson is a brilliant writer and this collection of short stories will have you holding your breathPublished 27 days ago by Effie212
This is an amazing short story. I can't even talk about it without give away its ending. Please read The Lottery. It's a short story that can be read in less than 30 minutes. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mark N.
some of the stories were o.k, all n all I was not pleased with the book.Published 2 months ago by Nora p wieland
Some of the most iconic short stories are included here. If you are not familiar with Shirley Jackson, I urge you to give her a try.Published 2 months ago by Suzanne M. Hye
I read The Lottery over 40 years ago and it stuck with me ever since. I asked for this collection of short stories by Shirley Jackson as a gift. Read morePublished 4 months ago by C. Koerwer
Shirley Jackson is a master of dark, haunting tales. Had to read "The Lottery" years ago in college, and recently, read it with my high school
son. Read more
What a great selection of stories, none of them "horror" per se (Jackson is best know for writing "The Haunting of Hill House") but arguably, each story has at... Read morePublished 4 months ago by RueRue