We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson is very “what did I just read”? It’s a weird horror short story, in a way, that makes vrey good use of the first-person narrator. Soft and slow horror, coupled with very good information revelations by implication, and use of very Gaiman/Rothfuss-like thinking about magic. I can’t even talk about the setting too much without spoiling the wonderfully slow storytelling, but I can tell you this: While it wasn’t for me, I know many people who loved this story very much, and I get why. If you liked The Ocean at the End of the Lane for it’s horror aspects, this book might very well be great for you.
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
|author:||Shirley Jackson (1962)|
|rating:||★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆|