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Wednesday Digest, 4/16

There’s no narrow focus for today’s update.  Instead I have a bevy of options available for you; more thoughts on Dominions 3, a brief glance at Knights of Pen and Paper +1, a few words on Shirley Jackson, and just a tidbit on The World’s End. 579 more words


Office Perk

Yesterday was some hard yards. Today’s sledding wasn’t any easier. As I manned what seemed a sinking endeavor, a colleague with whom I don’t normally interact stopped at my door bearing a gift: Penguin’s… 182 more words

The Jackson Witch

  In tribute to Shirley Jackson’s story “The Witch”.

  “That simply will not do, Jeffrey,” Prudence said.
Jeffrey reluctantly placed the toy car back on the shelves and stared at the floor while his mother double-checked her grocery list. 1,896 more words


Hangsaman by Shirley Jackson

There seems to be a rule that “popular” writers are disdained by critics, if not in their lifetime then shortly after they die. After a few decades, if they’re lucky, some influential critics says, in effect, “Although I’m not supposed to like it, this writer was actually pretty good.” The next thing you know, critics hail the dead writer as a forgotten master of the written word. 368 more words


The Unquiet House by Alison Littlewood

Alison Littlewood has taken a risk in using a type of fractured tandem structure for her haunted house story. Supernatural tales are usually best left to a straightforward narrative that drives the reader along. 725 more words


Small Victories

Last year I taught an advanced reading class to seventh graders. We read Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House. The kids tackled the Turn-of-the-Screwish aspects of The Haunting…how much was the house haunting Eleanor? 114 more words


The Sundial by Shirley Jackson

Title: The Sundial
Author: Shirley Jackson
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 978-0143107064
Genre: Horror, Gothic
Pages: 240
Source: Publisher
Rating: 5/5

So it had been a while since I read something gothic or along the lines of horror. 629 more words