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New to Shirley Jackson

Hello All! I've recently discovered Shirley Jackson... I frequently order books from Amazon and I saw her name on my recommended reading list and clicked on it because i work with a lady named Shirley Jackson and so it caught my eye. I ordered the new printing of Penguin's Illustrated Classics of We Have Always Lived in the Castle. I adore it and the cover art. Last weekend i purchased The Lottery and Other Stories. She's amazing. I've found a new favorite author.

Her style sort of reminds me of Flannery O'Connor.

I hope to see this community active and look forward to participating!


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Mar. 19th, 2010 08:03 am (UTC)
Welcome to the club!

You sould find some of her other short stories, including "The Lovely House" and "The Possibility of Evil."

Of her lesser-known novels that I've read so far, Hangsaman is fine but the ending confused me, The Sundial frustrates many but I enjoyed it, and The Bird's Nest is brilliant but you should not read any synopses or anything so it doesn't spoil the fun.
Mar. 27th, 2010 12:28 am (UTC)
welcome to the world of shirley jackson fandom! sadly, it seems to be rather small. i really hope this community gets more active again one day!

we have quite a few things in common. would you mind if i added you to my friend's list?
Mar. 27th, 2010 08:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks! And yes, add away :O)
Apr. 2nd, 2010 05:21 pm (UTC)
Many treats in store. Enjoy! And not only good stories, but exquisite use of language. She will refine your ear.
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