The Time Will Come (2)

“The Time Will Come”  is a weekly feature hosted by Jodie from Books for Company.
Each Thursday, we share a book that might be sitting unread on our shelves for now, but we do intend to get to! 
(Thanks go to Jennifer @ It’s Fay, Not Fey! for the graphic!) 
I think I’d better start planning my October reading soon! Chances are a lot of y’all read Shirley Jackson’s short story “The Lottery” in high school.  I know I did.  It was disturbing.  I’ve also read The Haunting of Hill House and loved it.  It was a psychological narrative.  I just know more spine-tingling creepiness awaits in We Have Always Lived in the Castle.  If you enjoyed DuMaurier’s Rebecca, you’d probably like the Gothic tales written by Shirley Jackson.

Synopsis from

Taking readers deep into a labyrinth of dark neurosis, We Have Always Lived in the Castle is a deliciously unsettling novel about a perverse, isolated, and possibly murderous family and the struggle that ensues when a cousin arrives at their estate.


8 thoughts on “The Time Will Come (2)

  1. Louisa July 21, 2011 at 6:26 PM Reply

    Sounds like a creepy and excellent book! And planning is always good 🙂 I wish I could plan more then a week ahead, but something always seems to come up, or things don't go the way I wanted them to 🙂


  2. The Slowest Bookworm July 21, 2011 at 8:46 PM Reply

    That does sound creepy and the cover looks creepy too. I've never actually read anything by this author. Hope you enjoy it when you get to it.


  3. Dawn July 21, 2011 at 11:00 PM Reply

    Thanks, y'all for stopping by. While I can make my lists and my plans, they don't always turn out. What's that about “the best laid plans of mice and men”? LOL 🙂


  4. Sally@Always Lost in Stories July 22, 2011 at 10:46 AM Reply

    I've never read anything by this author either but it definitely looks creepy! I did enjoy Rebecca though, so maybe I'd like this too. Hope you enjoy it when you get around to it!


  5. Kate July 23, 2011 at 11:34 AM Reply

    My drama club did The Lottery for a school play, and I loved it! Jackson makes for great October reading- In fact I think I will add her to my Readathon pile of books (Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon is normally in early October).


  6. Dawn July 23, 2011 at 2:26 PM Reply

    @Kate The Lottery would make a great play! Tell me more about this readathon! Sounds fun! Maybe I'll have to take a day off of work! 🙂


  7. Dave Chaudoir July 24, 2011 at 10:40 PM Reply

    I read this book over in the UAE in the fall of 2009 after reading something Joyce Carol Oates wrote about it in the New York Review of Books. JCO has written an intro to a new Modern Library edition of Jackson's collected works, but she singles this one out as being particularly interesting, disturbing and the crowning achievement of Jackson's career. I think Jackson will endure in the American canon as more people discover her deliciously complex, rewarding works!


  8. Dawn July 24, 2011 at 10:50 PM Reply

    @Dave Chaudoir Hi, David! I'm not big on Joyce Carol Oates. I think I was forced to read too much from her and Sylvia Path in college. But I do love Shirley Jackson's stuff so far, and can't wait to read more. Like I said, saving it for October!


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