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Raising Demons - Shirley Jackson
Raising Demons
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In the uproarious sequel to "Life Among the Savages," the author of "The Haunting of Hill House "confronts the most vexing demons yet: her children In the long out-of-print sequel to "Life Among the Savages," Jackson s four children have grown from savages into full-fledged demons. After bursting... show more
In the uproarious sequel to "Life Among the Savages," the author of "The Haunting of Hill House "confronts the most vexing demons yet: her children In the long out-of-print sequel to "Life Among the Savages," Jackson s four children have grown from savages into full-fledged demons. After bursting the seams of their first house, Jackson s clan moves into a larger home. Of course, the chaos simply moves with them. A confrontation with the IRS, Little League, trumpet lessons, and enough clutter to bury her alive Jackson spins them all into an indelible reminder that every bit as thrilling as a murderous family in a haunted house is a happy family in a new home."
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143127291 (0143127292)
ASIN: 143127292
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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A Man With A Spooky Agenda
A Man With A Spooky Agenda rated it
4.0 Raising Demons
After trying to put away some of her children's toys and finding nowhere to put them without displacing something else, our narrator (an idealized Shirley Jackson) realizes the family needs a new house. Just like 'Life Among the Savages', the surface of the book is wry and warm, but there are tremor...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
3.5 Raising Demons
I've never read any of Shirley Jackson's fiction, as psychological horror doesn't appeal to me in the least, but after reading this memoir of her life raising her four children in the 50's I have a strong suspicion of her source for inspiration. The book is very, very dated in that "I don't want m...
Reflections
Reflections rated it
4.0 Raising Demons
More funny stories about child rearing in the 1950s by the author of The Lottery
Defenestraethe
Defenestraethe rated it
Jackson, writing about her four kids, husband, and small Vermont town, is hilarious. Although nothing in this book can top the disappearing pillow sequence in Life Among the Savages.
Melody Murray's Books
Melody Murray's Books rated it
4.0 Raising Demons (Large Print)
Due for a re-read of this hilarious classic.
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