Publish date: March 27th 2014
Pages no: 276
Edition language: English
, Literary Fiction
, Ghost Stories
, Female Authors
Foreword, by Victor LaValle--The Sundial
Having read The Bird's Nest last month, I expected another quality read from Shirley Jackson. Unfortunately, The Sundial failed to grab me. It should have been intriguing: Aunt Fanny's brother dies, but his ghost appears to her with warnings of an upcoming apocalypse, in which only the people inside...
Never mind what I said before. I think this is my favorite Shirley Jackson book. I may try to write a more coherent review later when I've calmed down. For now, I'll just say that the plot descriptions one reads are not exactly inaccurate, but they are wholly inadequate. The cover on the edition I h...
What a strange book, but then again, I expect nothing less than the unusual from Shirley Jackson. Soon after the funeral of her nephew, the slightly dotty Aunt Fanny has a vision from her late father, warning her of the end of the world and how she and the family may survive. I was worried after I r...
It reads like a comedy of manners set in the drawing room of hell.
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