We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Most of the Blackwoods are dead. They were poisoned by arsenic, and the suspected murderer – Constance Blackwood – still lives in their family estate. In fact, she never leaves. Nor does her Uncle Julian, who is confined to a wheelchair. The only person to leave the house is her sister, the third... show more
Most of the Blackwoods are dead. They were poisoned by arsenic, and the suspected murderer – Constance Blackwood – still lives in their family estate. In fact, she never leaves. Nor does her Uncle Julian, who is confined to a wheelchair. The only person to leave the house is her sister, the third remaining Blackwood, Merricat, and even she keeps her visits to town to a minimum. The townsfolk don’t like the Blackwoods; understandable, when one of them could be a mass murderer.
Constance, Merricat, and Julian maintain a semblance of a normal, if highly reclusive, life, aided – if Merricat is to be believed – by several magical wards and charm. But when one of these charms is disrupted, her estranged cousin Charles turns up for a visit, and threatens to throw the Blackwoods’ fragile peace into chaos.
Publish date: 2016
Publisher: Penguin Random House - DeBolsillo
Pages no: 123
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...