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"Before you know it as the years go by, you're just like other people you have seen, with all those peculiar human ailments. Just another vehicle for temper and vanity and rashness and all the rest. Who wants it? Who needs it? These things occupy the place where a man's soul should be." -- Henderson the Rain King

Saturday, April 21, 2007

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Book #14 on my reading list was Shirley Jackson's eerie goth novel We Have Always Lived in the Castle.
"I have always felt that some writers should be read and never reviewed. Their talent is haunting and oblique; their mastery of the craft seems complete... And now, Miss Jackson has made it even more difficult for a reviewer to seem pertinent; all he can do is bestow praise." -- New York Times Review of We Have Always Lived in the Castle, 1962
The Haunted World of Shirley Jackson
Wikipedia entry

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