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We Have Always Lived in the Castle - Shirley Jackson
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
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Six years after four family members died of arsenic poisoning, the three remaining Blackwoods--elder, agoraphobic sister Constance, wheelchair-bound Uncle Julian, and eighteen-year-old Mary Katherine, or, Merricat--live together in pleasant isolation. Merricat has developed an idiosyncratic... show more
Six years after four family members died of arsenic poisoning, the three remaining Blackwoods--elder, agoraphobic sister Constance, wheelchair-bound Uncle Julian, and eighteen-year-old Mary Katherine, or, Merricat--live together in pleasant isolation. Merricat has developed an idiosyncratic system of rules and protective magic to guard the estate against intrusions from hostile villagers. But one day a stranger arrives--cousin Charles, with his eye on the Blackwood fortune--and manages to penetrate into their carefully shielded lives. Unable to drive him away by either polite or occult means, Merricat adopts more desperate methods, resulting in crisis, tragedy, and the revelation of a terrible secret.
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Format: hardcover
Publisher: The Viking Press
Pages no: 214
Edition language: English
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Mimia Reads & Talks
Mimia Reads & Talks rated it
0.0 We Have Always Lived in the Castle
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
Mimia Reads & Talks
Mimia Reads & Talks rated it
0.0 We Have Always Lived in the Castle
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.
PijanaPoMalinach
PijanaPoMalinach rated it
4.5 Zawsze mieszkałyśmy w zamku
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...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
4.5 You never should trust kids
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...
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it
5.0
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...
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