Life Among the Savages
In her celebrated fiction, Shirley Jackson explored the darkness lurking beneath the surface of small-town America. But in Life Among the Savages, she takes on the lighter side of small-town life. In this witty and warm memoir of her family’s life in rural Vermont, she delightfully exposes a... show more
In her celebrated fiction, Shirley Jackson explored the darkness lurking beneath the surface of small-town America. But in Life Among the Savages, she takes on the lighter side of small-town life. In this witty and warm memoir of her family’s life in rural Vermont, she delightfully exposes a domestic side in cheerful contrast to her quietly terrifying fiction. With a novelist’s gift for character, an unfailing maternal instinct, and her signature humor, Jackson turns everyday family experiences into brilliant adventures.
Format: Audio CD
Publish date: 2015-07-21
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Edition language: English
Shirley Jackson and her husband had four kids. Apparently her deep understanding of the human psyche extends just as well into humor as it does into horror. Personal copy
This is an hilarious autobiographical account of Shirley Jackson and her husband, raising 2, (then 3, then 4) children in a small Vermont town. I listened to the audio version, narrated by Lesa Lockford, and I thought she was excellent. This has to be the funniest audiobook I've ever heard. It con...
Um.... I guess I've decided I'm not really a short story person. "Savages" has a bit of a narrative thread running through, which saves it from boring me to death like most short story collections, but I guess I really want my reading to have an arc from beginning to end, and not just little ones th...
Oh this was definitely written by the woman who wrote 'The Haunting of Hill House'. The tone is light, suitable for its content's original publication in the pages of women's and home magazines, but the shrewd observations and occasional chilling naïve comment from one of her children (or I should s...
A lovely way to spend an afternoon. Ms. Jackson portrayed her family in a loving, humorous way. While I know how it all ended up in real life, it was still a fun read, a loving tribute from a mom to her loud and loving family. Evocative of "Please Don't Eat the Daisies" and other such movies/book...