|
Movies Books Music Food Tv Shows Technology Politics Video Games Parenting Fashion Green Living more >

Lunch » Tags » Books » Reviews » The Lottery and Other Stories

The Lottery and Other Stories

1 rating: 5.0
A book by Shirley Jackson

"The stories remind one of the elemental terrors of childhood."--James Hilton,Herald Tribune      "In her art, as in her life, Shirley Jackson was an absolute original. She listened to her own voice, kept her own counsel, … see full wiki

Author: Shirley Jackson
Genre: Short Stories
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Date Published: 1949
2 reviews about The Lottery and Other Stories
review by . January 16, 2002
I first read "The Lottery" in high school and it has stayed with me ever since. I bought this book for the title story, and it is the most powerful of the stories, though the others are also very entertaining. Hopefully it will also stay with you.Ms Jackson is a phenomenally talented writer. You know immediately that there is something wrong with the simple village lottery, and the suspense and horror builds with every word. That this can be achieved in the space of a short story is amazing - we …
review by . March 02, 1999
I first read "The Lottery" in high school and it has stuck with me ever since. The title story is by far the best in this volume, but leave it till last, as the anticipation of its ultimate arrival whilst reading the other stories was fabulous. As for the famous title story, you will never forget it - it is the ultimate short story, compact, deceivingly friendly and ultimately shocking. Enjoy!
What's your opinion on The Lottery and Other Stories?
rate
1 rating: +5.0
You have exceeded the maximum length.
Photos
The Lottery and Other Stories
Related Topics
The Sun Also Rises

The first major novel by Ernest Hemingway, published in 1926

Animal Farm (1st U.S. edition)

George Orwell's 1945 satirical novel that looks at a revolut

Crime and Punishment

A book by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Grapes of Wrath

Classic novel published in 1939 and written by John Steinbec

First to Review

"Tantalising"
© 2014 Lunch.com, LLC All Rights Reserved
Lunch.com - Relevant reviews by real people.
()
This is you!
Ranked #
Last login
Member since
reviews
comments
ratings
questions
compliments
lists