We Have Always Lived in the Castle (MP3 Book)
We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Shirley Jackson's 1962 novel, is full of a macabre and sinister humor, and Merricat herself, its amiable narrator, is one of the great unhinged heroines of literature. Merricat has developed an idiosyncratic system of rules and protective magic, burying... show more
We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Shirley Jackson's 1962 novel, is full of a macabre and sinister humor, and Merricat herself, its amiable narrator, is one of the great unhinged heroines of literature. Merricat has developed an idiosyncratic system of rules and protective magic, burying talismanic objects beneath the family estate, nailing them to trees, and ritualistically revisiting them. She has created a protective web to guard against the distrust and hostility of neighboring villagers. Or so she believes. But at last the magic fails. A stranger arrives—cousin Charles, with his eye on the Blackwood fortune. He disturbs the sisters' careful habits, installing himself at the head of the family table, unearthing Merricat's treasures, talking privately to Constance about "normal lives" and "boy friends." Unable to drive him away by either polite or occult means, Merricat adopts more desperate methods. The result is crisis and tragedy...
Format: MP3 CD
Publish date: March 10th 2010
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Edition language: English
This book left perturbed, very perturbed but I liked still.Guess this is a good book for the time of the year? (Not when I read it but when it was reviewed after I noticed something had made this book disappear from the reading challenge).So read 3-4 July 2019Reviewed 25 October
It was weird and I couldn’t stop reading. It’s a good book but I’m not sure I liked it. And that’s all I can say about this book. I’m not even able to rate it.
Po przeczytaniu "Nawiedzony dom na wzgórzu" postanowiłam zagłębić się w drugą pozycję Shirley Jackson. "Zawsze mieszkałyśmy w zamku" to gotycka powieść o psychodelicznym klimacie, gdzie główną bohaterką jest Mary Katherine Blackwood i mieszka wraz z siostrą Constance oraz wujkiem Julianem w rodzinne...
This is like a demented Grey Gardens or something. The plot is rather simplistic, so what basically gets you is the mood and atmosphere. Like some of Jackson's other works, it considers the cost of rumor and gossip on a family. Merricat lives in a house in a middle of a wood with her uncle and s...
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-CycleThis is one of those books I've been meaning to read since forever (or at least since I read "The Lottery" in high school) and just hadn't gotten around to. Finally, I saw that the library had a copy of the audiobook and thought it would be perfect for...