18th read of 2017

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

We have always lived in the castle by Shirley Jackson: read 26/1/17 – 27/01/17

I enjoyed this novel.
The writing is eerie, first we meet Merricat & Constance and ultimately we know something is not right! They live a isolated existence and are shunned by the local town. The local children are frightened of them. The sisters have a deep bond and it feels as though it is them against the world. However we also know there is something very dark about them. The both have a silent, dark sarcastic voice in their dialogue. similar to Wednesday Adams of the Adams family.
This novel is quite short at 160 pages and I’d definitely like to read a bigger novel by the author. So it was my first by Shirley Jackson but by no means the last. 4*

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