Shirley Jackson: We Have Always Lived in the Castle (Paperback, 2006, Penguin Books) 4 stars

Shirley Jackson’s beloved gothic tale of a peculiar girl named Merricat and her family’s dark …

The Unease Never Leaves

3 stars

The reader finds themself taking part in the perplexing day-to-day lives of the remaining Blackwood family through the puzzling eyes of Miss "Merricat" Blackwood. This world has you always feeling that something is not quite right; from the villagers, to the Blackwood family, and the settings themselves, the lurking unease never leaves. This work is beautifully crafted but, upon finishing, I was left wondering why I had ever picked it up to begin with. (3.5/5)