Monday, November 10, 2008

Book 71 of 52 -- Shirley Jackson's The Lottery and Other Stories

I read this book on the suggestion of someone that the Lottery is a great story and extremely eerie.

I expected stories on par with the Lottery in this collection and I didn't find it.

The majority of other stories do not fall in to the classification of horror stories like the Lottery or "The Haunting of Hill House" which Shirley Jackson is also so famous for.

The stories would fall in to the region of American Literature, not horror or mystery.

There are multiple stories that don't come to a conclusion as one would expect with either a horror or mystery story but are a poignant tale of literature.

If you find yourself buying this for mystery or horror stories, take a pass.

If you are looking to reread "The Lottery" I would recommend taking this book out from the library.

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