Shirley Jackson's The Lottery is a memorable and terrifying masterpiece, fueled by a tension that creeps up on you slowly without any clear indication of why. This is just a townful of people, after all, choosing their numbers for the annual lottery. What's there to be scared of?
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Review: The Lottery (Tale Blazers: American Literature)User Review - Adrian Fridge - Goodreads
I know this is a classic and it's supposed to be a real gut clencher, but I felt nothing the whole time. I suppose I'm desensitized to this sort of horror story, what with the "normalcy" actually ... Read full review
Review: The Lottery (Tale Blazers: American Literature)User Review - Laura - Goodreads
Opening lines: The morning of June 27th was clear and sunny, with the fresh warmth of a full-summer day; the flowers were blossoming profusely and the grass was richly green. The people of the village ... Read full review