Horror Reviews · July 2014 Book Reviews

Book Review: We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Author: Shirley Jackson
Pages: 160
Published: October 31, 2006 (First published 1962)
Genre: Adult, Horror, Mystery
Rating: 4/5

We Have Always Lived in the Castle is a classic horror novel by the great Shirley Jackson. This is the story of two sisters that live in the Blackwood House with their ailing uncle. Both sisters seclude themselves from the rest of the neighborhood and feel judged constantly by the townsfolk. Everyone is aware of one fateful night at the Blackwood House when most of the family was murdered during dinner. 

I really enjoyed this story and will definitely be reading it again at some point. Shirley Jackson is a must-read for all horror buffs and this is a great place to get started. It was definitely one of the eeriest stories that I’ve read in a long time and kept me guessing throughout the entire story.

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