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(The Bulwark)   Just in time for Halloween: A Tribute to Shirley Jackson   (thebulwark.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Short story, Horror fiction, The New Yorker, Shirley Jackson, James Harris, Stephen King, writer's short stories, model of literate horror  
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2021-10-21 5:04:04 PM  
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood - Jackson
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2021-10-21 6:00:53 PM  
The White Zone is for loading and unloding of passengers only; there is no stopping in the Red Zone.
 
2021-10-21 6:03:18 PM  
Very interesting read. Thanks subby
 
2021-10-21 6:29:30 PM  

orangewhippey: Very interesting read. Thanks subby


There are some stories in there I've never heard of. Thank you subby, indeed.
 
2021-10-21 7:19:45 PM  
I've never understood the praise for "The Haunting of Hill House."  I finally read it and basically, almost nothing happens for the entire book.  I finished it and thought maybe a bunch of pages had been ripped out, but no, they were all sequential and accounted for.

I suppose it was a product of its time, being published in 1959, and yes, the prose is quite colorful and inventive, but as far as scares go, I found it quite lacking.  I don't know; maybe I read it at a bad time for me to be reading it, as it is near-universally beloved and lauded.

The 1999 movie is terrible (never saw the 1963 one) and the Netflix series is fantastic, but bears VERY little resemblance to the book except for a few character names.
 
2021-10-21 7:28:47 PM  

Jack Sabbath: I've never understood the praise for "The Haunting of Hill House."  I finally read it and basically, almost nothing happens for the entire book.  I finished it and thought maybe a bunch of pages had been ripped out, but no, they were all sequential and accounted for.

I suppose it was a product of its time, being published in 1959, and yes, the prose is quite colorful and inventive, but as far as scares go, I found it quite lacking.  I don't know; maybe I read it at a bad time for me to be reading it, as it is near-universally beloved and lauded.

The 1999 movie is terrible (never saw the 1963 one) and the Netflix series is fantastic, but bears VERY little resemblance to the book except for a few character names.


I suggest you stick to books based on action movies if you think "nothing happened".
 
2021-10-21 8:05:12 PM  
She doesn't like talking about her husband's sheds
 
2021-10-21 8:18:03 PM  
Everybody gets stoned?
 
2021-10-21 9:48:12 PM  
Have been reading The Haunting of Hill House during this past month. Eerily enjoyable so far.
 
2021-10-22 2:29:35 AM  
Thank you subby, the whole bit on Harris gave me chills, did not know any of that
 
2021-10-22 8:58:22 AM  
I read all of her short stories a couple of years ago. She's just fantastic.
 
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