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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This is a collection of short stories, all rather grim. The Daemon Lover is James Harris in the story of that name, but he reappears in most of the later stories as different people of the same name ... Read full review
This was a story that frightened me as much as it made me wonder, “what is the point of the lottery?”. I disliked the idea of winning the lottery just to be killed my friends and family by stones and rocks.; but, it's interesting to read about the way the town has a ritual so morbid and violent be a normal way of life to them. I thought the plot twisted when Old Man Warner thinks the villages that gave up the lottery are a, “pack of crazy fools’’. I mean, who doesn’t want to win a lottery? So, I felt that something peculiar might happen next. As it turned out, something did happen. Tessie Hutchinson was thrown stones at until she died. Which, is a bit harsh, don’t you think? I think Shirley Jackson wrote this story to show that everything isn’t always what it seems.