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Six years after four family members died of arsenic poisoning the three remaining Blackwoods elder agoraphobic sister Constance; wheelchair bound Uncle Julian; and 18 year old Mary Katherine or Merricat live together in pleasant isolation Merricat has developed an idiosyncratic system of rules and protective magic to guard the estate against intrusions from hostile villagers But one day a stranger arrives cousin Charles with his eye on the Blackwood fortune and manages to penetrate into their carefully shielded lives Unable to drive him away by either polite or occult means Merricat adoptsdesperate methods resulting in crisis tragedy and the revelation of a terrible secret Oh my I would give less than one star if I could I was looking forward to reading this book I mean it’s October I don’t usually do Halloween reads and wow just look at that cover It turns out that the only scary thing about this book is the cover There was a complete lack of plot This book is not a horror novel It’s not a thriller It is 146 pages of silly and pointless descriptions of what everyone’s going to eat and clean What I couldn’t believe was that it was only 146 pages yet I got to a point where I honestly thought that the book would never end It was the oddest thing I’m usually a fast reader but this started to feel like drudgery I kept waiting for something to happen It was not only boring but also left the reader hanging with many unanswered uestions It’s definitely overrated and I cannot for the life of me understand why it has such glowing reviews I’m starting to believe that Shirley Jackson stories fall into the category of “The Emperor’s New Clothes”

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We Have Always Lived in the CastleSix years after four family members died of arsenic poisoning the three remaining Blackwoods elder agoraphobic sister Constance; wheelchair bound Uncle Julian; and 18 year old Mary Katherine or Merricat live together in pleasant isolation Merricat has developed an idiosyncratic system of rules and protective magic to guard the estate against intrusions from hostile villagers But one day a stranger arrives cousin Charles with his eye on the Blackwood fortune and manages to penetrate into their carefully shielded lives Unable to drive him away by either polite or occult means Merricat adoptsdesperate methods resulting in crisis tragedy and the revelation of a terrible secret There is nothing disturbing and scary than a human being that is truly dysfunctional but with a semblance of being normal indeed boring to the point of banality We are reeled into the twisted mind of the anti heroine as if against our will feeling sorry for her yet appalled at the same time But at one point in the book we are confronted by eually horrifying behaviour a kind of localised mass hysteria a manifestation of the viciousness with which society can react to otherness Masterfully spun out tale without a conventional plot though we are compelled to keep on turning that page Am now looking forwards ? to reading of Jackson's works When I have recovered from this one

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Download We Have Always Lived in the Castle Epub Û ä [Read] ➳ We Have Always Lived in the Castle ➻ Join or create book clubs – Eyltransferservices.co.uk Six years after four family members died of arsenic poisoning the three remaining Blackwoods—elder agoraphobic sister Constance; wheelchair bound Uncle JSix years after four family members died of arsenic poisoning the three remaining Blackwoods elder agoraphobic sister Constance; wheelchair bound Uncle Julian; and 18 year old Mary Katherine or Merricat live together in pleasant isolation Merricat has developed an idiosyncratic system of rules and protective magic to guard the estate against intrusions from hostile villagers But one day a stranger arrives cousin Charles with his eye on the Blackwood fortune and manages to penetrate into their carefully shielded lives Unable to drive him away by either polite or occult means Merricat adoptsdesperate methods resulting in crisis tragedy and the revelation of a terrible secret I really enjoyed reading this novel but it was very disturbing and raised a lot of uestions I had the wonderful Penguin Modern classics edition with an endnote by Joyce Carol Oates which helped me get my head round the strange unnerving character of Merricat who seems part witch part sociopath in the story However nearly as disturbing as Merricat is the claustrophobic town in which the two sisters live with the vaguely threatening behaviour of their neighbours which erupts into outright violence towards the end of the tale Then there's the cousin who's also so transparently out for all he can get and is a nastier piece of work in some ways than the actual murderer in the tale No one is truly innocent here with the possible exception of Uncle Julian and Constance who took the rap for the murders in the first place This was my first foray into the work by Shirley Jackson but I'd definitely like to read